DANNY GOKEY TO RELEASE ANTICIPATED HOLIDAY ALBUM
CHRISTMAS IS HERE
TO SUPPORT ITS OCTOBER 16TH RELEASE,
DANNY IS NOW ON A 3-MONTH NATIONAL TOUR
On October 16th, Danny Gokey will release a collection of holiday songs entitled Christmas Is Here. Recently nominated for the Dove Awards 2015 Song of the Year & New Artist of the Year, Danny follows up his #1 selling sophomore album Hope In Front Of Me, with this finely crafted album featuring original songs and holiday favorites such as “White Christmas” and “Mary, Did You Know?,” – all of which showcases the depth and breadth of Danny’s artistry as a songwriter and vocalist.
Produced by award-winning music legend Keith Thomas (Burt Bacharach, Amy Grant, The Jam), Christmas Is Here infuses Danny’s soulful sound into many of the classic songs of the holidays that will make this anticipated holiday album a fan favorite for years to come.
“My fans have been asking for a Christmas album for years, telling me my voice would be perfect for these songs. Everyone had their favorite songs that they wanted me to include, so we tried to get in as many as possible” says Danny. “I’m really proud of the way it turned out. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and it’s really fun to be able to share it with my fans in this way!”
Each song on Christmas Is Here reverberates with the emotional honesty and life-affirming messages that have become hallmarks of Danny’s music. On Monday September 25th, Danny will release the album’s first single “Lift Up Your Eyes,” a new classic – written by Danny – that can stand alongside holiday favorites thanks to a voice that catapulted Danny into the homes of millions.
Music has shaped Danny’s life, providing a sense of purpose and direction. Since earning two chart-topping albums and a Barnes & Noble Top 5 autobiography, Danny launched Sophia’s Heart, an organization founded to provide hope and help to homeless families in crisis. Danny is proud of the way Sophia’s Heart has expanded to care for a growing number of families each year, including a thriving inner city Music & Arts program in Danny’s hometown of Milwaukee, WI.
Danny has toured with Taylor Swift, Sugarland, along with other high profile acts, and to promote Christmas Is Here, Danny is now on a 3-month tour that includes headline dates, a slot on this year’s Beating Hearts Tour and a 16-date Christmas tour in December. Tour dates below.
Stay tuned for new music and a lot more news!
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
September 18th Bill Aylor Memorial Riverstage San Angelo, TX
September 25th Georgia State Fair (104.7 The Fish Birthday Bash) Kennesaw, GA
October 1st Proclaim FM Events Center Holland, OH
October 2nd St. Mark Church De Pere, WI
October 3rd Batavia Fine Arts Centre Batavia, IL
October 4th Lighthouse Christian Church Fond du Lac, WI
October 8th Secrest Auditorium Zanesville, OH **
October 10th Cleek Farm “Harvest Fest” Kingsport, TN **
October 11th Russellville High School Auditorium Russellville, AL **
October 15th Grace Baptist Church Brunswick, OH **
October 16th Victory Christian Church Lowellville, OH **
October 17th First Assembly of God Fort Wayne In **
October 18th The Assembly at Warner Robins Warner Robins, GA
October 23rd Rock Church Virginia Beach, VA **
October 24th Body Renew Fitness Winchester, VA **
October 25th Langston Baptist Church Conway, SC **
November 5th Christian Education Chapel Bakersfield, CA
November 7th California Baptist University Riverside, CA
November 8th Harvest Christian Fellowship-Riverside Riverside, CA
November 14th Spirit Fest Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
November 15th Spirit Fest Austin Austin, TX
November 21st The City Church Batavia, NY
January 25th K-Love Cruise 2016
** Beating Hearts Tour with Newsong & Mandisa