We don’t often do flashback posts, but tonight Lauren Daigle is scheduled to perform “Back to God” with Reba McEntire at the Academy of Country Music Awards. It reminded me of Danny Gokey performing on the Fremont Street stage with Lady Antebellum way back in April of 2010. It was one of the fantastic opportunities he had while promoting his debut album, “My Best Days”. The free concerts were (and are still being held) prior to the Awards ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Dave Proctor Photography.)
This is what CMT News had to say about Danny’s performance:
Danny Gokey, the third-place finalist from last year’s American Idol, is also just getting started, but with a successful debut album, he already has a legion of fans who were pleased to hear “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” as well as his next single, “I Will Not Say Goodbye.” He’s a confident performer, belting out album cuts such as “Be Somebody,” “Get Away,” “I Still Believe” and “Life on Ya.” He also covered two of Rascal Flatts‘ biggest hits, “What Hurts the Most” (which he had performed on American Idol) and “Life Is a Highway,” later tossing in Elvis Presley‘s “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” to complement the old-school Las Vegas vibe.
When Danny Gokey left country music, we thought it was the end of his performing on one of their award shows. Now we say, “Never say never”!
Here is Danny performing his second single, “I Will Not Say Goodbye” in Las Vegas
Here’s Reba’s announcement of the duet with Lauren Daigle.
While Lauren Daigle was named #1 of the Top Ten 2016 Artists for K-LOVE, Danny Gokey coming in #2 (and the top male) looks really great to us! Congratulations to Lauren, Danny, For King and Country, Chris Tomlin, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Casting Crowns, Toby Mac, Jeremy Camp, Hillary Scott and Francesca Battistelli at #10.
K-LOVE Kick Off to Feature Lauren Daigle, Danny Gokey & Zach Williams
From K-LOVE announcement:
“The night will begin with new artist, Zack Williams. Zack has connected with K-LOVE listeners with his hit song, “Chain Breaker” and will be a great addition to this night. Speaking of connecting with an audience, what better way to kick-off the entire weekend than with last year’s Male Artist of the Year winner, Danny Gokey and Female Artist and Artist of the Year winner, Lauren Daigle.”
We are excited that Danny will be perforing at the Kick-Off Concert on Friday, May 26th at the K-LOVE Fan Awards at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on how to attend, please click the following: 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards.
To read about last year’s event and Danny’s awards for Male Artist of the Year and Break Out Single, please check out our post below: