Featuring Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Tasha Cobbs, & More
“A Motown Gospel Christmas delivers soulful renditions of Christmas classics, the likes of which you have never heard before. Blending Gospel and R&B, this 9-track album takes you on a sonic journey through the decades. This album features CCM heavyweights Mandisa and Danny Gokey performing in new and exciting ways, while also giving you career-defining moments from artists including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Lexi.” – per Amazon
With a new label (Capitol CMG) and album coming on the horizon in early 2019, Danny Gokey shared in a recent instagram story that he’s in “writing camp” with Tedd T., (born Tedd Andrew Tjornhom) and Ethan Hulse.
“Danny Gokey is an artist we have admired since we heard his voice for the very first time,” says Peter York, Chairman/CEO, Capitol Christian Music Group. “We are genuinely honored to have him join our family of artists. Our team is highly motivated and excited to represent him in the marketplace. His songs encourage listeners with a message of hope and compassion, things this world could use a lot more of.”
FOX NY interviewed Danny Gokey‘s about his new music. This video by the “Morning Blend” of Fox 4 updates viewers on Danny, whether Idol will return in 2018 and the most successful contestants. (We see Danny ‘rising’ on that list!)
Now that Danny’s #1 CAC album has been out for a couple of weeks, with multiple listens by avid fans like YOU, we want to hear your thoughts on your favorite song(s). We’re sharing reviews from 5 sources to get your reaction!
#1: “Stronger Than We Think” throws back musically to 1980s dance club music, as Danny uses vocal echoes and electronic keyboards to present a different and powerful way to begin Rise. Using unique moments of rhyme, Danny encourages us that we are indeed stronger than we believe we are at a certain moment- that when the devil tries to discourage us, all we need to do is to look within, knowing that if we are made in His image, and with His spirit within us, we can and will do much more than He ever did when He was on earth all those years ago! — 365 Days of Inspiring Media
#2: “If You Ain’t In It” is a prevalently catchy pop song that advances boldly and unashamedly. Electronic synths form the foundation while brass horns, drums, and some guitar build the melody from there. Background voices, masked as if from a radio, accompany Danny’s signature vocals as he leads the lyrics. The song conveys a simple yet important message – that even a perfect life with everything going right is not worthwhile if God “ain’t in it.” Considering Danny’s story, the song packs a lot of power behind the pop sounds and definitely stands out in the album. – The Christian Beat
Singer-songwriter Danny Gokey attains his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Christian Albums chart (dated Feb. 4), as his new LP Rise launches atop the list, selling 11,000 copies in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music.
“I’m incredibly grateful and really blown away by the connection that people are feeling to the new music,” Gokey tells Billboard. “I love getting to create music that inspires and entertains, and the fact that fans have embraced Rise the way that they have, and supported it in such a big way, is very humbling.”