While the Hope Encounter Tour is almost complete, we have lots of goodies still ahead for Danny Gokey fans! There is the upcoming Christmas Tour, new Christmas music, a couple of acoustic videos, and the ramp up to Winter Jam 2019!
While there was HUGE love for Danny Gokey in his hometown of Milwaukee during his run on “American Idol” it can be hard to sustain that support from local news and music critics when the cameras of AI were turned off. Today’s article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,“A decade after “American Idol”, Danny Gokey is thrives with first headlining tour, new record deal” says a lot about the growth of Danny’s music career. It must feel really good to have this positive article in his hometown newspaper! Interestingly, the things Danny said about his purpose in 2009 are now coming true, such as:
“Three days after the arena-packing “Idol” tour came to Milwaukee’s Bradley Center, Gokey announced a record deal….”I want to be an entertainer with a cause.”
Some other excerpts from the article:
“But a decade after his fateful audition for the singing competition show, Milwaukee native Danny Gokey is achieving new milestones.
Last year’s “Rise” — Gokey’s second album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian albums chart — earned Gokey his first Grammy nomination this year. He recently signed a deal with Capitol Records, joining a roster that includes Paul McCartney and Katy Perry. He’s filming a promising pilot for a reality show.”
And this daunting reveal:
“This is the biggest undertaking I’ve ever done. There are hundreds and hundreds of dollars in overhead,” Gokey said. “We’ve got three buses and a semi. … We’re spending $60,000 just on the fuel. It’s nerve-racking,”
And this sounds pretty good!
The releases recouped their costs, Gokey said, leading to a bidding war that led to the Capitol deal. “I’m thankful for the last label, but as we grow bigger, we needed bigger teams and stronger teams,” Gokey said. Capitol will be releasing new music before the end of the year,
While Danny Gokey’s is headlining his first headlining tour, The Hope Encounter, we are flashing back to few of Danny’s past tours or shows with the photos of Graiemark Studio! Can you identify where the photos were taken? There’s three different ones!
Danny has disclosed in recent interviews that after this tour, he will head out on the 3rd annual “Celebrate Christmas” Tour and then a new tour in Spring of 20191 We (and Danny) are certainly in a time of plentiful concerts- but there are still fans that are missing their Gokey Fix!
The first organization to be helped by Danny Gokey’s new charity is People Loving Nashville
“After 10 years of serving the homeless in downtown Nashville, our friends at People Loving Nashville needed a new home to be able to continue what they do. They only had a 30 day notice to vacate their current kitchen and find another place!”
In the video below, Danny Gokey explains his vision behind his new tour, the Hope Encounter, and his new charity “Better Than I Found It”/Be a Light in this interview with Andrew Greer. Also, Danny performs an acoustic performance of “Hope in Front of Me”
When Danny Gokey takes on a hit song by Justin Timberlake, we think it deserves its own post! Here is Danny encouraging us to dance, dance, dance! We were happily surprised to hear this pop song in Danny’s set, but it sure fits the theme of this tour. You go, Danny!
This song debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, opening with 379,000 downloads in its first week, marking Timberlake’s fifth number one single in the country, and making it the twenty-sixth song on the Hot 100 history to start at the summit of the chart. Additionally, it became the second song to spend its first ten weeks atop the Digital Songs chart. It was written, sung and produced by Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls(2016),
Featuring Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Tasha Cobbs, & More
“A Motown Gospel Christmas delivers soulful renditions of Christmas classics, the likes of which you have never heard before. Blending Gospel and R&B, this 9-track album takes you on a sonic journey through the decades. This album features CCM heavyweights Mandisa and Danny Gokey performing in new and exciting ways, while also giving you career-defining moments from artists including Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brian Courtney Wilson, and Lexi.” – per Amazon