Can you believe its been 4 years since Danny released the album “Hope in Front of Me”? I found this fun video when he returned to Wisconsin to promote the album. This is a local talk show in Milwaukee, the “Morning Blend”.
Enjoy this wide ranging interview where they discuss things like:
Would you rather lose your cell phone or your luggage?
Has fatherhood made you a better husband?
How would you feel if someone wanted to pay you to to have coffee so they could get advice
The role of a manager/handler…
His eyewear line and how many glasses he’s had since “American Idol”
A painting of a stranger making his way toward a snow-covered bench is being used to bring hope to local homeless people seeking shelter this winter.
Titled “Hope in Front of Me,” the work by artist William Mangum is featured on the Honor Card, a holiday season fundraiser for homeless shelters. This year’s card takes its name from a song by former “American Idol” contestant Danny Gokey, who sings of hope ahead in spite of brokenness and struggle. “This song has an amazing symbolism of the journey that the homeless and needy encounter each day,”
Greenville, North Carolina’s homeless shelter, Community Crossroads Center, unveiled this year’s card at St. James United Methodist Church.
To read more about the efforts to help the homeless click HERE.
“Danny Gokey didn’t pass any of his Spanish classes in school but when it comes to singing in español, he passes with high honors. The former American Idol premieres his second single, “La esperanza frente a mí,” exclusively on Billboard. The song is from his first all-Spanish album to be released this Friday.”
Don & Linda are committed fans to Danny Gokey, this story ALL started when they heard the song “Hope in Front of Me” broadcast on K-LOVE radio:
“We felt that they can relate to Danny story of loss and overcoming, while trusting in God will reduce the pain, as he sings from the heart and through his voice and the way he sings, we can feel that Danny is talking to us personally. “Hope in Front of Me” then became important part of our worship time (worship by hearing), connecting to the Almighty God and having fun listening to it. Our favorite time was when we go for a ride; let our windows down feeling the wind blowing, and listening to “Hope in Front of Me.” This was part of our life; it’s like our favorite part of the day. After we got hooked up on this song, we started following all Danny’s Gokey songs and concerts, we also voted for him and encouraged our friends to do so.
Danny music, experience and voice are a great example of “worship by hearing,” where one can connect to God leaving any pain behind and feeling the joy of the Lord and what He can do for us; Danny has very encouraging story and wonderful voice that make us very connected.”
Don and his wife Linda were spending their fifth wedding anniversary in a hospital room……
Don was diagnosed with four simultaneous hemorrhagic strokes on one day. If he hadn’t been in the hospital at the time, he would not have survived.
Although Don was in a coma, he was still able to respond to Linda. If she’d ask him a question, he’d squeeze her hand. They were both fans of musician, Danny Gokey, particularly a song entitled, “Hope in Front of Me”.