Danny Gokey’s RISE Reviewed — Do You Agree?

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Review Danny Gokey’s new album, RISE

Now that Danny’s #1 CAC album has been out for a couple of weeks, with multiple listens by avid fans like YOU, we want to hear your thoughts on your favorite song(s).  We’re sharing reviews from 5 sources to get your reaction!

Song Reviews:

#1:  “Stronger Than We Think” throws back musically to 1980s dance club music, as Danny uses vocal echoes and electronic keyboards to present a different and powerful way to begin Rise. Using unique moments of rhyme, Danny encourages us that we are indeed stronger than we believe we are at a certain moment- that when the devil tries to discourage us, all we need to do is to look within, knowing that if we are made in His image, and with His spirit within us, we can and will do much more than He ever did when He was on earth all those years ago!  — 365 Days of Inspiring Media 

 

#2: “If You Ain’t In It” is a prevalently catchy pop song that advances boldly and unashamedly. Electronic synths form the foundation while brass horns, drums, and some guitar build the melody from there. Background voices, masked as if from a radio, accompany Danny’s signature vocals as he leads the lyrics. The song conveys a simple yet important message – that even a perfect life with everything going right is not worthwhile if God “ain’t in it.” Considering Danny’s story, the song packs a lot of power behind the pop sounds and definitely stands out in the album.  – The Christian Beat

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#1 Christian Album for Danny Gokey’s “RISE”

upclose-rise-danny-gokey-sDanny Gokey’s newest studio album, “RISE”,debuted on the February 4th charts:

#1 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart,

#3 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart

#9 on the Top Current Albums Chart

#20 Billboard Digital Albums Chart

#32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart

#42 on the Billboard Top 100 Artist Chart

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Welcome to Danny Gokey News & Discussion- 10/10 – 10/24/16

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The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards

 Are you excited about Danny Gokey’s FOUR GMA Dove Award nominations?  The 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards will be Tuesday, Oct 11 6:30 PM at at Lipscomb University Allen Arena.  Follow us on Twitter or here to get the updates as they are announced!

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Danny Gokey Joins GMA Tribute to Russ Taff

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Russ Taff, Danny Gokey & Jason Crabb

at Gospel Music Association Honors 2016

The GMA Honors celebration was held on Tuesday, May 10 at Lipscomb University.

Hezekiah Walker, Howard Rachinski, The Nelons and Russ Taff were inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

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Danny Gokey to Return for “American Idol” Finale!

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Multiple entertainment news sources are reporting that Danny Gokey will be returning to the “American Idol” stage on April 7th as a part of the final send off of the show that he credits with giving him a music career and hope when he most needed it!

Broadcasting & Cable reports:

On April 7, former Idol winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood return to the stage to perform during the two-hour show, before the 15th and final Idol is crowned. Other guests include Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Danny Gokey, Elliott Yamin, Justin Guarini, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler and, yes, season six surprise finalist Sanjaya.  Full article HERE. Continue reading “Danny Gokey to Return for “American Idol” Finale!”

Danny Gokey on the K-LOVE Christmas Tour– With Natalie Grant, Tenth Avenue North, & Sidewalk Prophets!

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Our thanks to Laura Poko for sharing  photos from the K-LOVE Christmas Tour stop in Stamford, Connecticut!  Artists in the tour are Natalie Grant, Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets and Danny.
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We were especially intrigued by the flashback to the ’70’s segment!

Featuring Danny Gokey and Mike Donehey of Tenth Avenue North

Danny Gokey Reveals What’s in Store for 2016 in this Interview by The Christian Beat

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The Christian Beat Catches Up with Danny Gokey on the  K- LOVE Christmas Tour

It’s a great article that provides some insights into what’s coming next for Danny after a really busy and successful 2015!

We are particularly pleased to hear from Danny:

* I just found out from my manager that we have 2 fall offers that are really strong: one is in August and one is in September/October.

* this Christmas album has done so much better than we thought. We are going to have a deluxe version where we will throw probably 2 or 3 Christmas songs atop of this current record. Continue reading “Danny Gokey Reveals What’s in Store for 2016 in this Interview by The Christian Beat”

What Are Music Reviewers Saying About Danny Gokey’s “Christmas is Here”?

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New York Times  “Making Merry With Music” reviews Danny Gokey’s “Christmas Is Here” among others:

“Christian pop newbie — has a robust voice that allows him to jump among his various identities without seeming out of place. On his first Christmas album, with lustrous production by Keith Thomas, he shows an ambitious interest in Christmas songs made famous by soul music titans, including “This Christmas” (Donny Hathaway) and “What Christmas Means to Me” (Stevie Wonder). Mr. Gokey’s “White Christmas” is sultry, and he wields real power on “Mary, Did You Know?”

Full article is HERE.

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