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”→
The Hope Encounter Tour Concludes on November 17th
The final show of Danny Gokey”s Hope Encounter Tour with Coby James is drawing to a close. But don’t fret, the Celebrate Christmas tour will roll out shortly after! It starts December 4th in Colorado Springs and ends near Seattle Washington on December 21st.
Have you been unable to attend one of Danny’s summer festival shows? The Labour of Love Festival has Danny Gokey’s whole set on video! It has all the songs you want to see in his show: Never Be the Same, If You Ain’t In It, New Day, Long Train Running, Wanted, Rise, Love God Love People, Fighter, Tell your Heart to Beat Again, Haven’t Seen It Yet & The Comeback.
We appreciate when Danny Gokey’s fans, like Bebe Coriell post videos of recent concerts. Bebe was lucky enough to see Danny perform some of his new music on the Hope Encounter Tour in Covington, LA. Thank you, Bebe!! Here are three of Danny’s songs from his album, “Haven’t Seen It Yet”.