Danny Gokey performed in front of several thousand fans from areas surrounding Rockford IL last Thursday, July 15th, to open the Old Settlers Day festival in Rockton, IL.
Danny gave an interview in his tour bus to a local Fox affiliate, you can view the extended web version here.
Concert videos, pictures & more after the jump!
Crazy Not To
Back at One / Raining on Sunday
I Will Not Say Goodbye
I Still Believe
Hard to Handle
Life on Ya (partial)
Comment: fun to see in these videos — Danny’s usually all-male band includes Jamelle Fraley on background vocals. Jamie is a background singer with Carrie Underwood, but has joined Danny (and her husband Brandon Fraley, Danny’s keyboard player) for a series of concert dates that don’t conflict with her schedule for Carrie. Jamie was a big fan of Danny’s on American Idol season 8.
video credits — thanks to djgfangirl2626 and luv2teach05
photo credits — thanks to @owlki and milgokey-fan
ROCKTON — [..] It was by far the best Thursday we ever had, ” said Josh Brown, village trustee and vice president of the Rockton Lions Club. “The carnival was packed the whole night, and just for the concert we’re estimating around 3, 000 people attended.” [..]
Danny Gokey, the Thursday night headliner, played a key role in bringing people to the festival. “He’s kind of a local guy, he was a choir director at a church in Beloit, and he drew a lot of people from all over the state, ” Brown said.
Tara Lazzara of Roselle traveled about two hours with her boyfriend just to see headliner Danny Gokey, who took the stage at 9 p.m. “We were just laughing about how we drove two hours (round trip) to go to a fair, ” Lazzara said. “But I really want to see him.”
“We’re here because of Danny Gokey, ” said Janette Crombie of Rockton, who was with her stepmother, Patty. “I love Danny Gokey.”