Danny Gokey was the guest artist for the 24th Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Twenty four years ago, on April 19, 1995 a car bomb placed by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, happened at 9:02 am. It killed 168 people, injured more than 680 others, and destroyed one-third of the building.
The ceremony commemorates those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. After the bagpipes and the invited speakers enter, Danny opened the ceremony by singing “I Will Not Say Goodbye”. Unfortunately the audio for this song is not good. However, I love that Danny was invited to sing such a beautiful and appropriate song for this remembrance gathering. Continue reading “Oklahoma City Bombing Remembered”→
Acoustic Session: Danny Gokey Sings “Haven’t Seen It Yet”
While Danny Gokey served up two versions of his lead single, “Haven’t Seen It Yet’ on his new album, we wish this rich, acoustic version was also included!
In this video, Danny’s guitarist Miguel Perez, pianist Sam Montanez, and three background singers perform a stirring version. I love the whole thing, but those background singers are impressive!
Update – We were happy to see this as we very much enjoyed the vocal performances in the new acoustic video. All of the three background singers posted to their instagram highlighting their performances. Their names are Bethany Cruz, Terrell Hunt and Sharlisa Brooks. Bethany is credited as a background vocalist in the recorded track for Have You Seen It yet, according to the album notes.
Enjoy their instragram comments and performance excerpts below!
The new song is perfectly paired with some young dancers to illustrate the joy we feel with this song. And for an added bonus, it’s interspersed with Danny also moving to the beat as he sings the song. Check out “New Day” now!
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Our thanks to Gina for this great concert video! Danny’s segment starts at 5:05 when he performs. “Bleed the Same” with Mandisa at and then the videographer caught: “If You Ain’t In It’, “Tuyo”, “Hope in Front of You”, “Haven’t Seen It Yet”, and “The Comeback”.
Beware: there are some rather shrill fan screams in this video….
Danny Gokey stops at Star 99.1FM to celebrate the day of love
In the first video Danny and guitarist Josh Lutz perform a medley of love songs. Danny sings, “Pretty Beautiful”, “Can’t Help Following in Love” and “Back at One”:
In the next video he sings “Haven’t Seen It Yet” and we get a hint that the new album has a love song to his children…. unfortunately that sneak peak of this special song wasn’t broadcast. (He did have his label rep in the room, LOL.) Continue reading “Valentine’s Day with Star 99.1 & Danny”→
Danny Gokey performed a few of his songs in studio at Joy FM on his radio tour promoting his new single, “Haven’t Seen It Yet”. We are glad to see Danny’s former guitar player, Joshua Lutz, reunited with Danny for this event!
Danny Gokey’s official video for “Haven’t Seen It Yet” is OUT!
This video tells the story of a young woman that’s left her dad (or is it her grandfather?) and is roaming the streets asking for money, scavenging for food and being accosted by a man. Danny sees her and provides his jacket, the flashback to the comfort her family provided her and enough money to get back home. She’s reunited with her dad.
When you can bring the writer of a song to tears, you know you have something special. Danny Gokey appeared on Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer’s YouTube series, Dinner Conversations, and that is exactly what happened when Danny sang Mark’s classic song. You can watch Danny and guitarist Miguel Perez’s performance at the 13:30 mark of the following video. Also performing in this episode is Andrew Greer, Matt Lowry, Matt Maher, Crystal Lewis, Ginny Owens, Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales.