The Celebrate Christmas starts December 4th in Colorado Springs and ends near Seattle Washington on December 21st.
And for those of us that can’t make it to the tour, TBN will be running a repeat of last year’s taped concert. Also, new videos are rolling out for Danny’s “The Greatest Gift” Christmas album. The first one is for the fun,”The Holidays Are Here“.
Danny Gokey’s newly penned and recorded Christmas song, “The Holidays Are Here” is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit! The song is on Danny’s just released album, “The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection” and it is written by Danny, Colby Wedgeworth and Ben Glover.
This is a nice interview by Jason Brow of the “Hollywood Life” and it includes some new Christmas photos of Danny Gokey. The writer says Danny’s new album, “The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection” can be described as joyful and triumphant. Danny Gokey tells the writer:
I really do want to write a ‘big Christmas holiday classic,’ and you got to chase those down. They’re not easy to accomplish. For a song to turn into a Christmas classic, it’s just really got to reverberate and dig into the hearts of many people.
Here are some tidbits the Danny offers about his songs:
We are super excited to see that Danny Gokey’s single and album “Haven’t Seen It Yet” have been nominated in a song and album category!!
37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.
Casting Crowns; Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West, songwriters
GOD ONLY KNOWS
for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
HAVEN’T SEEN IT YET Danny Gokey; Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth, songwriters
GOD’S NOT DONE WITH YOU (SINGLE VERSION)
Zach Williams; Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
I was fortunate to take in the final concert of Danny Gokey’s “Hope Encounter Tour” at a suburb of Chicago. This was likely the biggest sell out audience of the tour. It was announced that the Naperville venue had over 2,700 attendees! I can believe it! I also think it was the largest VIP line I had ever seen. I conservatively estimated 200 people (my husband thought it was closer to 300) waited in line to have a picture taken with Danny before the VIPs could claim the best seats for the night.
John J Moser of The Morning Call in Allentown, PA has been following Danny Gokey since his “American Idol” days – which is over ten years, You can read his latest, full interview of Danny HERE.
My three biggest take-aways from this interview are:
“Well, being my first headlining tour, we took a lot of risks on that tour. I’m a risk-taker at heart; it’s like ‘go big or go home.’ A lot of lessons learned – because from now on, I’ll be doing my own headlining tours. And that one just, it really made sense to me in the sense that I got to dream, and I got to see ‘this is what my vision would look like if I did a tour.’ You know? “Yeah, it went very well. Very well.”
“And I love country music to this day, and I might do another record in the future.”
“You know, it’s funny because raising the kids right now is a lot of work. … But I feel like I’m planning for my future. I feel like the more kids, the merrier. You just gotta get through the season of, like, no sleep. And that lasts for quite some time. And lots of sacrifice. “So I’m just bracing myself. I keep telling myself this: ‘I’ll thank myself later.’ I come from a family of six kids and there’s such a richness that comes during when we all get together for holidays. Now there’s a lot of drama – I’ll say that, unfortunately. But I guess that comes with it, doesn’t it?”
Mr Moser gave a very favorable review of Danny’s first headlining tour last year. You can read it HERE.
While Danny was a top three finisher on Season 8 of “American Idol”, David was runner up to David Cook in Season 7. (The first season Danny reportedly watched with his late wife, Sophia. before he decided to try out in 2008.)
On October 25th, Danny Gokey’s second Christmas Album, “The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection” debuted. It came in as the #17 album on Billboard’s Christian Album Sales chart. For those that didn’t get a hard copy, I’m including the photos included in the CD booklet.
a mix of Christmas classics and original songs, this new album will fit in perfect in any Christmas collection. Featuring mainstays “Come Let Us Adore Him,” “Angels We Have Heard On High,” & and both an English and Spanish version of the hymn “Silent Night.” This new album also features 3 brand new original songs written by Danny.
With an equally enticing blend of religious songs and contemporary classics. The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection provides the hymns you know and love alongside some indelible seasonal favourites and a few new compositions (which, notably, stand shoulder to shoulder with the evergreens). He’s always had an Continue reading “The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection- Danny Gokey”→