I was fortunate to take in the final concert of Danny Gokey’s “Hope Encounter Tour” at a suburb of Chicago. This was likely the biggest sell out audience of the tour. It was announced that the Naperville venue had over 2,700 attendees! I can believe it! I also think it was the largest VIP line I had ever seen. I conservatively estimated 200 people (my husband thought it was closer to 300) waited in line to have a picture taken with Danny before the VIPs could claim the best seats for the night.
Leyicet with Danny Gokey at the 2018 Christian BMI Awards
BMI proudly honored the top 25 songs played on Christian radio during the past year at the 2018 BMI Christian Awards, held tonight at BMI’s Nashville offices on Music Row. The annual event celebrates the songwriters and publishers of the past year’s most performed Christian rock, contemporary Christian, inspirational, southern and urban gospel songs on U.S. Christian radio.
Look what was named as one of the songs of the year:
2018 AWARD WINNING SONGS
BMG Platinum Songs
Creative Heart Publishing
(Other writers: Benji Coart and Josh Bromleewe. Produced by Bernie Herms)
Video of Rise by Danny Gokey with musicians Miguel Perez and Bernard Bell– presented by Shure.
MOTIV Sessions features Shure Artist Endorsers in unique locations recorded exclusively with MOTIV™ products and iOS devices. This session was recorded with an MV88 at Danny Gokey’s Brentwood Bed & Breakfast in Brentwood, TN.
This video is from one of our friends and contributing photographers, Grace Fershee. It was taken at the BMI Songwriters Showcase at the Gospel Music Association’s Immerse Conference on June 13th in Nashville.
“After I asked musical director & keyboardist extraordinaire Maestro to come chill & hang out at Immerse he was then asked to jump on stage super last second to perform with Danny Gokey during the GMA Songwriter showcase accompanied by Benji Cowart… And they absolutely killed it! So great seeing these guys after volunteering all day!!”
Thanks for sharing your video, Grace! You can see some of Grace Fershee Photography that we have featured at
Danny Gokey has big chart moves for his single, “The Comeback”
It breaks into the Top 20 on three different Billboard Christian Charts.
1. “The Comeback” moves up to #16 on the big, Billboard Christian Airplay Chart (was 24) and is the song with the “Most Increased Plays” this week! 451 spin increase in one week! “Rise” is the #1 song on the recurrent song chart.
2. It moves to #28 (from #30) Billboard Christian AC Chart. “Rise” remains on the chart at #8 (7)