Video: Christmas is Here by Danny Gokey & Natalie Grant

Danny and Natalie

Danny Gokey performs the title song from his Dove Award winning album, “Christmas Is Here” with Natalie Grant on their 2017 Celebrate Christmas Tour! This video was taken at the University of Wisconsin Weidner Performing Arts Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tickets are still available for some of the shows on this special tour.  Get more info HERE.

Video: Danny Gokey Talks About Sophia’s Heart

Danny Gokey Talks with Nicole C. Mullins

for CCM Magazine

It’s been a while since we’ve heard Danny Gokey talk about his charitable organization, Sophia’s Heart.  In this interview at the GMA Dove Awards with CCM Magazine‘s Nicole Mullen, we learn that SHF is in the midst of a refocusing and developing a strategic new direction.  The operations are closed in Nashville (and in Milwaukee?  We don’t know.) but they have been supporting other organizations that are building wells, churches, etc.

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American Idol Parody With Our Faves!

Mandisa, Jasmine Murray and Danny Gokey AI Parody

On their “Rise Out of the Dark Tour” there are THREE American Idol alumni! In this short parody we have our favorites becoming the judges as Mandisa portrays Randy Jackson, Jasmine Murray is Paula Abdul and Danny Gokey plays against character as Simon Cowell — or is Danny really this mean, LOL!  We love how much Mandisa and Danny get into their roles and accents — and Jasmine?  She’s appropriately sweet as Paula.

Enjoy this short clip from the tour!

Rise Out of the Dark Tour – What to Expect

The Rise Out of the Dark Tour, co-headlined by Danny Gokey & Mandisa- with guests artists of Love and the Outcome and Jasmine Murray- is out on their multi city tour. We appreciate this info and review by Vinyl Theology.  Its great to get a preview of the tour and learn about the set order of the artists.

Danny Gokey played with his own 5-man band (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and him on vocals), that became a 7-man band later (adding a trumpet and saxophone).  His vocal power that was witnessed on American Idol was on full-display and he easily handled the pop-inspired R&B songs he performed with occasional nods to Latin inspired tunes.

Cut between the various acts were various videos of Gokey and Mandisa talking about their tour, and one humorous one also featured Jasmine Murray, all 3 of which were American Idol contestants.  They chose to lampoon the hit show a bit with all 3 taking on the roles of the 3 original judges.  Gokey was Simon Cowell who had insults aplenty, Jasmine Murray was the ever positive Paula Abdul, and Mandisa was an outlandish Randy Jackson with hand gestures and a couple of “dawgs” thrown in for good measure.

To read the full review click HERE.

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Danny Gokey & Natalie Grant Christmas Concert Tour

Celebrate Christmas with Danny Gokey & Natalie Grant

It seems like the Christmas equivalent to “winning the lottery”! Will Celebrate Christmas 2017 come to your area?  We’ve seen three dates already announced by itickets and ticketmaster for Natalie Grant and Danny Gokey’s holiday tour!  So far Dallas, Chicago and Fort Wayne are getting their Christmas gifts from Danny and Natalie!

There is likely only 12 to 15 shows to be scheduled between Thursday, November 30th and Saturday, December 23nd. That means many fans won’t be able to see this powerful vocal duo to perform classic Christmas songs.  We hope that a holiday video, CD or televised program could be available so the rest of their fans could experience it, too!

We’ll post the full tour schedule as soon as we see it! Here’s the current dates:

December 3 – Joliet, IL at Rialto Square Theatre at 102 N. Chicago Street. Tickets go on sale later 8/25/17.

December 8,  Carrollton, TX at the First Baptist Church 2400 N. Josey Lane. Tickets go on sale 9/1/17.

December 15 – Ft Wayne, IN at the First Assembly of God, 1400 West Washington Center Road. Concert sponsored by Trinity Communications and WBCL-FM.  Tickets already on sale HERE.

Recap: Danny Gokey at Worship in the Adirondacks

Danny Gokey Speaking PottersvilleThe Worship in the Adirondacks is a two day Christian Music Festival at the Word of Life Ranch in rural Pottersville, New York.  It was also the reunion spot for three longtime Danny Gokey fans:  Maria, Anne Marie and Jan.  While it had been years since we’d all been together (a Carribean Sophia’s Heart cruise?), our friendship was renewed over a Danny Gokey concert — and a good, old fashioned summertime drenching!

On Friday, June 23rd we journeyed to the little town of Pottersville in Upstate New York to attend the Worship in the Adirondacks Christian Festival. We were looking forward to seeing Jasmine Murray, Ryan Stevenson, Unspoken, Steven Curtis Chapman and our fave, Danny Gokey for the 1st day line-up.

Skies were threatening and turned into a full deluge as we had to pull off the highway to wait for better visibility. Fortunately it soon cleared and we arrived at the large, but soggy, festival area.

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