Danny Gokey is among the artists being listed for an upcoming Nashville-based tribute concert for long-time popular Christian artist Michael W. Smith!
“Celebrating The Music Of Michael W. Smith: 35 Years Of Friends” will take place April 30, 2019 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
The lineup includes Amy Grant, Bob Goff, Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys, CeCe Winans, Chonda Pierce, Danny Gokey, Donnie McClurkin, Francesca Battistelli, The Gatlin Brothers, The Isaacs, Jars of Clay, Jason Crabb, Jim Brickman, Jordan Smith, Jordin Sparks, Justin Flom, Laura Story, Lee Greenwood, Mac Powell, Matt Maher, Matthew West, MercyMe, Natalie Grant, Newsboys, The Oak Ridge Boys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, Russ Taff, Sandi Patty, Scott Hamilton, Vince Gill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and the Original MWS Band and Wynonna, with more performers to be announced. [..]
Smith launched his solo career in Nashville in 1983 with his debut album, “The Michael W. Smith Project” and the hit single “Friends.” He’s been a fixture of the Christian music world ever since, and released his latest album, “A Million Lights,” earlier this year.”
Where was Danny? I see Danny’s band (Miguel, Bernard, Eric, Sam) in this Instagram post from his road manager and sound engineer, Tony Palacios. But who would have thought that Justin Bieber would be at CityFest in Grand Rapids, MI? Did Danny get to meet him?
If you weren’t in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for last weekend’s CityFest, you missed another epic evangelistic win for the Luis Palau team. For two days, approximately 15,000 people gathered at Ah-Nab-Awen Park to hear the Gospel. Popular Christian artists, like Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Toby Mac, and Mandisa led the throngs in explosive worship. But Justin Bieber garnered the most buzz even though he never made it to the main stage. He joined other entertainers backstage and watched the performances from the sidelines.
While Danny Gokey has attended special events at the Grand Ole Opry ( Sam’s Place, the K-LOVE Awards) we think this may be Danny’s first return to perform at the tradition rich Opry shows since October, 2013. He will appear with Trace n May 26th in Nashville, Tennessee. We believe it is Danny’s 16th appearance.
Danny Gokey will be the conference concert performer on Saturday, April 7th at Converge 2018
Converge is a large teen conference in north west Ohio based in the city of Lima. In 2013, Converge was born of the desire to see our community unite for the cause of Christ under the banner, “One Body with One Mission serving One God.” During Converge, students experience the powerful ministry of our keynote speakers, worship from nationally known bands, and in depth teaching from over 20 workshop leaders.
To Register for the conference, visit the conference website HERE. For concert tickets ($20), buy them HERE.