Danny Gokey – Live Dream Center Feed! 9 and 11 am PST

You can watch Danny Gokey perform live at the Dream Center in Los Angeles today.   The   Dream Center is the home to the Sophia’s Heart Youth Center in LA.

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Danny will be performing at   the 9 am and 11 am PST services today.   You can watch it live right HERE.

Update: Danny is performing his new single “It’s Only” set to be released on iTunes December 15. If you missed the 9 am performance, check it out at 11 am. PST

Also, Danny will be performing at the 102.7 KIIS FM/Ryan Seacrest Perfect Wedding

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UPDATE: Listen to Danny sing “It’s Only” Live–from the 11 am Dream Center performance:

Danny – Dream Center

2nd UPDATE: Video is up on You Tube. Check it out after the jump.

Video after the JUMP…

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  1. I clicked on the live link against my better judgment. And of course the first thing I hear is Danny preaching and talking about Sophia’s Heart Foundation. Like I said before, his music is only a vehicle for the foundation and not a passion.

  2. OK, the host is a preacher too. Are they gonna pass around the hat?

  3. sidewalkstory

    Danny is at a church service, that is why there is going to be a lot of preaching going on from his friend. I can understand why Danny was talking about SHF, especially considering that SHF is in partnership with the dream center.

    I thought that he did a good job of performing his single live. He sounded good, and performing live is definitely one of his strengths.

  4. And of course the first thing I hear is Danny preaching and talking about Sophia’s Heart Foundation. Like I said before, his music is only a vehicle for the foundation and not a passion.

    I’m sure Danny will have any number of performances of his single in secular environments for anyone who doesn’t wish to watch in an environment like this one. He’s going to be appearing at a country club in NC called ‘Coyote Joe’s,’  for one, and will be visiting with various country music stations for a radio tour.

    Here, Danny was appearing as part of a church service. I didn’t actually hear him preach at all, but even if he did — people are usually allowed, even expected, to preach a bit on church platforms. SHF has a partnership with that church’s non-profit arm, the Dream Center, for programs aimed at helping disadvantaged youth. Perfectly natural that Matthew Bennett, pastor of the church and founder of the DC, would talk about that with Danny in front of their church congregation. Many members of that church presumably volunteer with the DC programs or at least give financial support.

    I always find Danny to be quite passionate about his music, and this song in particular as the message obviously is one he feels strongly about.

  5. Sidewalkstory,

    I think preaching is allowed in church lol.

    I missed him singing “It’s Only” but will try to catch the next performance. From what I have read he sang a longer version of the song and I believe Danny mentioned that the actual single for purchase will be a longer version as well.

    Great to hear that Ryan Seacrest mentioned Danny’s single this morning on his top 40 show and played part of the song.

    Danny will also be singing at the the wedding today from the Ryan Seacrest wedding contest and from tweets it sounds like he may be starting his radio tour to promote “It’s Only” on the west coast on Monday.

  6. Nice Danny! Good job singing at that church with minimal instrumental support!
    He certainly walks the talk; even though he is so busy today, doing Ryan Seacrest’s wedding extravaganza (thank you Ryan for playing part of Danny’s song on your top 40 show BTW!) and about to embark on his radio tour, he still has time to make a showing at the Dream Center and sing his inspirational, beautiful song for two church services.
    Kudos to Danny and SHF for putting their effort where their mouths are; I think partnering with the Dream center in establishing the Youth Center will be a very good thing for Los Angeles; the need is great.
    Can’t wait until his album, where we will hear beautiful songs like this one as well as fun upbeat and romantic songs.

  7. From someone who attended the service:

    @dannygokey killin it in church this morning w/ his new single out Dec. 15th! What a good dude’ ¦ ‘“ http://twitpic.com/pnatf
    24 minutes ago from Echofon

  8. This is what the two Lady Antebellum songwriters (newly recognized CMA award winners) told Brian Mansfield last week about their song and Danny’s performance of it. Nice to see that they feel “excited by the message of the song,” as much as Danny does in the comments that he makes about it.

    Charles Kelley: “When I sent that over to a friend of mine at Sony, she immediately thought of Danny Gokey. Upon first listen, he felt something by it. I was so excited. It’s his first single. He sings his butt off on it. We’ve gotten to know him since then, and he’s such a nice guy, got a great story. I hope the best for him.

    “A song has to go through my brain and into my heart,” [ said Danny Gokey ] who also attended the CMA Awards. “It has to go further than my intellect, and that one reached my heart. I love singing from the heart, because it’s a whole new expression that comes out of it. For me, it just clicked.”

    [Dave] Haywood says of Danny: “He’s a fabulous singer. We saw him on the show, and he’s great. We couldn’t be more happy for him and excited about the message of the song.”

  9. I’m so pleased that I got to see Danny sing this morning. He sounded really good. Yep, church service on Sunday morning, you are going to hear some preaching. Brings back memories!

  10. I hope I didn’t miss Danny yet. I’m thinking he will be on at 11:35 Pacific time.

  11. I just checked back in to see if I could catch Danny again, and there are a bazillion little kids up on stage singing “The Climb”. They are having fun. Cute!

    I don’t think Danny has been back on yet, but not 100% sure.

  12. No, Danny hasn’t been on yet, maybe after the major who just came up.
    That kiddie choir was cute. I had seen there would be a children’s choir, but hadn’t expected them all to be sooooo little & young.

  13. Wow, I think Danny has a passion for his music. Just don’t think he had a large base of knowledge regarding current music to pull from on American Idol. The Rascal Flatts songs in concert were definitely passionately performed. I think Danny needs to feel the message of the song, he should be able to do that with his own album.

  14. WOW!!! Amazing. Love the song and love him singing it live for the first time. I never get tired of hearing Danny sing.

  15. I loved it – full of passion and a lot of words to remember for singing this extended version in church. He has so much feeling in this song that it brought tears to my eyes.

  16. I like the extended version of the song he sung today, I think that version might be the one that goes up on Itunes for sale on December 15.

  17. Very beautiful. He did great the first time, but this second time was even better.

  18. I didn’t think I would ever say this since I was rooting for an Adam/Kris or Adam/Allison finale since about the top six or seven. However, after listening to this live performance of Danny’s, he does sound better than Kris’s live performances.

    Danny does have a beautiful voice, and I can see why the judges “pimped” him.

  19. Yeah! Gokey Growl!!! I think Danny is an artist who does really well with live performances just because he is so passionate and it shows.
    I think he did an excellent job singing live with only a little recorded background music. Not an easy song to sing, IMO.
    There were only a few spots where you knew it was not a studio recording.
    Perfect falsetto in there too.

  20. BestAI, that is so nice of you to say! Something I love about all four of them is you can put them in the studio or listen to them live, and they’re going to sound good. Kind of sad that this is such a remarkable thing!

  21. Really enjoyed (twice, lol) seeing Danny perform his single live for the first time. This does seem like a difficult song to sing, especially with just a recorded background track. Danny sings so much from his heart, I forgot after a while there were no other musicians on stage with him.
    I’ll be interested if any video clips appear from the upcoming radio tour. That apparently will include acoustic performances of It’s Only, perhaps another song or two also?

  22. Damn. I hate country music, but after listening to this three times, I may just have to download this one. Danny, you don’t sound twangy at all!! I think Danny will be a great addition to the country music industry. I just can’t get over how beautiful his voice sounds.

    I hope when they both have time, Adam and Danny can resume their friendship. You could see from the tour vids that they were becoming closer towards the end, whereas, it seemed Kris was pulling away from Adam. I think Danny can learn a lot from him, since he has been around LA for quite a few years.

  23. BestAI, thank you for writing that. I’m one of the Danny & Adam fans, who aren’t as rare as they may be perceived with the usual Kradam attention, lol. I thought Danny & Adam had far and away the two best voices this year, each with different strengths.

    I’ve long been a fan of country music, but not all of Danny’s AI fans are. I think he is opening some ears to what country can sound like today. Several Danny fans I know watched the CMAs last week, and found several acts they didn’t know about before, and really enjoyed.

    I think Danny himself will bring a new dimension to country music, as he as a wide vocal range and a lot of different dimensions when he sings that are quite uncommon for male country singers, and many of the women probably as well. One country music blogger last week was writing that he welcomed Danny into the country scene, to show that country is big enough that “the vocalist” can really have a place there.

    Hope to see Danny do very well with this debut single.

  24. Danny’s voice is beautiful. I don’t like the lyrics but he sang it with heart and soul.

  25. The very end aside, Danny sounds really amazing on this song. I think it’s the best he’s ever sounded. This song could be huge on country radio.

  26. I’m so pleased that I got to see Danny sing this morning. He sounded really good. Yep, church service on Sunday morning, you are going to hear some preaching. Brings back memories!

    Darn, I stayed home from church due to sickness, and could have tuned in, but I’m so glad to know Danny performed this at a church service! A very appropriate place. And I’m never bothered by preaching, :-D. I loved the extended version, too. Go Danny!

  27. I’ve long been a fan of country music, but not all of Danny’s AI fans are. I think he is opening some ears to what country can sound like today. Several Danny fans I know watched the CMAs last week, and found several acts they didn’t know about before, and really enjoyed.

    I think Danny himself will bring a new dimension to country music, as he as a wide vocal range and a lot of different dimensions when he sings that are quite uncommon for male country singers, and many of the women probably as well. One country music blogger last week was writing that he welcomed Danny into the country scene, to show that country is big enough that ‘the vocalist’  can really have a place there.

    Hope to see Danny do very well with this debut single.

    Loved what you said, steph6449. I have gotten hooked to country thanks to Phil Stacey. He did not do as well as we, his fans, hoped, but his music is a lot like what Danny’s single is like. I can’t wait to see how well Danny will do.

  28. From someone who attended the service:

    @dannygokey killin it in church this morning w/ his new single out Dec. 15th! What a good dude’ ¦ ‘“ http://twitpic.com/pnatf
    24 minutes ago from Echofon

    Thanks for the pic!:-D

  29. I thought Danny & Adam had far and away the two best voices this year, each with different strengths.

    My sentiments exactly.

    I loved listening to this live performance of “It’s Only.” Danny has such a beautiful voice.

    Thanks for posting the link mj.

  30. I’m not a huge fan of the song but Danny’s live version is actually better than the recorded one. This guy can sing. I hope he has some success in country.

  31. dannygokey: Thanx @matthewbarnett founder of http://www.dreamcenter.org in L.A. 4 making a change & rehabilitating many lives off the streets & back in society
    32 minutes ago from web

    from pastor where Danny appeared this morning

    MatthewBarnett: I am so overwhelmed at Danny Gokeys new song. It is so touching! Thank you Danny! Had everyone standing up weeping!

  32. Danny’s latest Tweet:

    At the @ryanseacrest kiis “perfect wedding” I will b singing 4 this lovely couple. Ryan u definitely know how 2 throw a beautiful wedding

    I hope that he has fun at the wedding. :)

  33. I haven’t heard too much about the wedding. Then again, I’ve been busy, and haven’t been online too much. I wonder what Danny will sing tonight. Wish we could get some audio/video of it, but I guess that’s not realistic.

    I watched the Dream Center broadcast from the link that mj posted out front, and my two year old keeps coming back to the computer and saying “I want more Danny Gokey.” lol.

  34. executive producer of Ryan’s show

    Today, November 15, 2009, 57 minutes ago
    ClarkDennis: Congrats to the Perfect Wedding winners Dustin & Iris!!! They’re getting married tonight at Il Cielo of Beverly Hills! We wish you the best!

  35. Huge heart – huge hit! Danny is showing the world who he is as an artist and man. Way to go Danny!

  36. aek, these days so many family members do videos of weddings, I think there’s definitely a chance one may surface on youtube of Danny’s performance. Or at least some still pics, either by friends/family or PR types who may be there for the radio station, restaurant, or other participants. It may be a condition of the contest that some of the pics or other media can be used by Ryan’s station for promo?

    Ryan’s station has an interview up with the winning couple. They talk a little about Danny in this, sounds as if Danny will be doing more than one song. The girl sounds just over the moon about it all–possibly in need of medication upon first learning they’d been selected, lol.

    http://ryan.kiisfm.com/main.html

  37. steph,I guess you’re right about video/pics. I guess I was thinking that a wedding being a more private type event, we wouldn’t get to see/hear anything, but then I suppose when you enter a contest such as this you kinda give away some of that privacy. At any rate, I hope we get some to hear a little bit of it.

    I’m mostly excited about Danny’s radio tour, and of course the fact that he is coming to Coyote Joes in Charlotte in December. I will be there! I’m interested to know what songs he will sing then. I know he will be performing with three other artists, so I don’t know just how many songs he will be singing. Would love it if he sang another song from his album, though.

  38. ClarkDennis: Congrats to the Perfect Wedding winners Dustin & Iris!!! They’re getting married tonight at Il Cielo of Beverly Hills! We wish you the best!

    I was looking at Il Cielo’s website, and that place is very lovely. It looks and sounds like according to Danny that Ryan has thrown a very fancy wedding for the couple. I heard that this is the fourth year in a row that Ryan and his radio station have done the “Perfect Wedding” contest and that the winners are always very elated about how things turn out.

    http://www.ilcielo.com/

    I definitely would like to see some pics/videos of Danny tonight at this event, I wonder if he is wearing a tux for the occasion. And I also wonder what songs he will be singing.

  39. According to Ryan’s executive producer Clark Dennis, Danny just sung “You are so Beautiful” to the couple at the wedding.

    From Twitter:

    ClarkDennis: Danny Gokey just sang “You Are So Beautiful” to Dustin and Iris! Everyone teary-eyed…Amazing!

  40. According to Ryan’s executive producer Clark Dennis, Danny just song ‘You are so Beautiful’  to the couple at the wedding.

    I sort of figured that Danny would sing that one. I LOVED his sing out version of YASB on AI. I liked it even better than when he sang it top 3…very emotional when he sings it.

  41. Ryan’s producer put a pic of the couple on his Twitter. The wedding looks really nice. Maybe later on the station will post more pics of the wedding and we might get to see some of Danny.

    I sort of figured that Danny would sing that one. I LOVED his sing out version of YASB on AI. I liked it even better than when he sang it top 3′ ¦very emotional when he sings it.

    I enjoyed those performances of YASB too. I thought that those were two of Danny’s better performance.

  42. From Twitter:

    ClarkDennis: Danny Gokey just sang ‘You Are So Beautiful’  to Dustin and Iris! Everyone teary-eyed’ ¦Amazing!

    That makes twice today Danny has made peeps cry (in a good way), counting the Dream Center performance of It’s Only. Or well, twice if they only cried at one of the two services at the DC ;)

  43. Looks like a beautiful wedding. Quite a busy day for Danny. That YouTube video of Danny singing “It’s Only” for the first time live is great. Hope more videos surface of his performances at the wedding. Would love to see a video of You Are So Beautiful.

  44. Another person heading into LA for Danny’s radio tour, along with his guitar player Def Santiago

    Today, November 15, 2009, 18 minutes ago
    bfraley: Just got to LAX- kicking off radio tour for Danny Gokey- here we go!

  45. KIIS-FM has put up a photo gallery from the Perfect Wedding event yesterday, several pictures of Danny among them.

    On KIIS-FM main page http://www.kiisfm.com/main.html under entry for
    “Our Perfect Wedding Winner’s BIG DAY!
    Check out pics from the Perfect Wedding with a performance by Danny Gokey. “

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