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”.
A beautiful new version of “The Prayer” is available for Danny Gokey and Natalie Grant fans! This is a song that they have sung as a duet on the last two “Celebrate Christmas” tours. I’m guessing they will sing it again 😉
Are you one of the very special Danny Gokey fans with a “Celebrate Christmas” date?!?
While not all the dates are announced, yet, but you can go to the TOUR website below to see what is available.
We have gleaned a few tidbits of information by our expert snooping….
There is a TREAT for all the fans, whether the tour comes near you, or not. Danny and Natalie have recorded their version of “The Prayer”. Bernie Herms shares, “These 2 are deadly on their own, but together, get ready for some sangin!!” We’ve been waiting to purchase this recorded song – so excited that the masters are back to Bernie!
Danny Gokey reprised their superb verison of “The Prayer” on their 2017 Celebrate Christmas Tour. This year we have a little closer, clearer video. And I’d say that Danny’s been stretching his voice even bigger (is that possible?) with this beautiful song. Let us know what you think.
Feel like comparing the versions, here’s the 2016 video: The Prayer
“The Prayer” was performed as their encore on the Celebrate Christmas Tour. This is from their stop in Green Bay, Wisconsin on December 9th. Danny sings a few of the lines in Italian, as was done in other popular versions.
First up, a little bit from the Question & Answer before the concert:
What is your favorite song?
After Natalie said a hymn, Danny said “Give Me Jesus” to which Natalie joked “way to self promote, Danny” and burst out laughing. I love their camaraderie. She said they are like brother and sister and he agreed cause she picks on him but since he grew up with 4 sisters who picked on him, he’s used to it.
What is on your bucket list?
Natalie answered that one of hers has already happened and that was headlining Carnegie Hall but another item she hopes to come true is to live in NYC for 6 months. Danny jokingly said he hopes his album sells a million copies but then in excitement said one item is going to happen in the summer because he has a booking in Hawaii. Wow. Did we know this? (Editor’s note: Yes, we did, but a date and specific location has NOT been announced….)