Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant Celebrate All the Wonder of the Christmas Season
It’s their third annual Christmas tour! The set is still beautiful, the artists dressed in finery and their voices (can this be?) are richer and fuller as they sing classics and hits together and separately. Approximately 1700 Wisconsinites gathered on a snowy night in Oshkosh Wisconsin – on the cold shores of Lake Winnebago to enjoy a wonderful night of music. Classics songs of Christmas, like “Holy Night”, “Mary, Did You Know”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “White Christmas”, “This Christmas”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, and many more!
In Danny Gokey’s set of songs,”Lift Up Your Eyes” seemed to be a crowd favorite. It produced a lot of spontaneous clapping to the beat by the audience. He also sang his soon-to-be-released new song, “Just Haven’t Seen It Yet” as he encouraged listeners to hold on to hope and God’s plan for us. “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” and “Mary Did You Know” rounded out his singles performed. Unfortunately there was not enough time in this Christmas concert for Danny’s other CAC hits of “Rise” “Hope in Front of Me”, “More Than You Think I Am”, “Masterpiece” or “If You Ain’t In it”.
More videos! The first is Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant performing a Christmas classic in their just ended Celebrate Christmas Tour. This one takes me back to original from The Charlie Brown Christmas, but the smooth vocals from this duo are more pleasing to me today.
On the 2017 Celebrate Christmas Tour, Danny Gokey returns to sing his Christmas single from 2015, “Lift Up Your Eyes”. We are glad to see and hear Danny perform the song he wrote with Mia Fielde and Jonathon Smith.
Glad to see it added to the tour, Danny! We hope you all enjoy it as much as I did in concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
It was a very MERRY Christmas week for Danny Gokey’s two Christmas singles to radio and his newest single, “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again”! Danny had THREE songs on the Billboard Hot Christian Song chart dated January 9, 2016 (which is for the week of Christmas).
Danny’s “Mary, Did You Know” was the “Greatest Gainer” on the Hot Christian Chart and moved up five places to #14. His “Lift Up Your Eyes” entered the Top 20 at #17 (22) and “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” moves into the Top 30 at #25 (was #32)!
Christian Airplay Chart
There are also other good chart news on the Christian Airplay Chart. “Mary, Did You Know” rises two spots to #8 and was also the “Greatest Gainer” on that chart.
I’ll add the other charts when I get a chance, but I thought we needed to celebrate Danny’s achievement of THREE Hot Christian Songs at once!
Danny Gokey has a NEW Top TEN song on Billboard from his album “Christmas Is Here”
The competition between Danny Gokey’s two Christmas singles has been “neck to neck” on the Billboard charts. On the 1/2/2016 Billboard Christian Airplay chart, “Mary Did You Know” (MDYK) breaks away to enter the Top Ten! It moves to #10 from #16 last week, while “Lift Up Your Eyes” (LUYE) is up to #13 (up 5 spots.)
Also, it is a nice surprise to see “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” (TYHTBA) at #19! It is the “greatest gainer” for this week. And this is its first time in the top 20!
“As the company does with every other genre, Nielsen is carefully tracking all things holiday music, and there are even charts associated with the format. In fact, there are three rankings for holiday songs: Current, Gold, and On Demand. Current Holiday Songs only considers those tracks that are new in 2015, even if they are just new versions of time-tested classics.”
Danny Gokey has been crossing the USA with the K-LOVE Christmas Tour— 16 shows in 18 days! Is it fueling the play of his Christmas music? We see some great chart movement! We love seeing these two fabulous songs by Danny moving up the Billboard charts!
On the 12/26/15 Christian Airplay Billboard Chart, “Mary Did You Know” moves up to #16 (up 5 spots). “Lift Up Your Eyes” is #18 (up 4 spots.)