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!
#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
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 atLipscomb University Allen Arena. Follow us on Twitter or here to get the updates as they are announced!
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!
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!”→
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?”