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Danny Gokey

Although he largely stuck to gospel and soul music during his time on American Idol, Danny Gokey transformed himself into a country artist following the show's conclusion. Born on April 24, 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was raised in a large family and began singing during weekly church services. Gokey's interest in religion and music continued to shape his adolescence, and he became the music director of Faith Builders International Ministries during his mid-twenties. Meanwhile, he married his high-school sweetheart, a fellow churchgoing music fan named Sophia Martinez, and lived with her for four years. In 2008, Martinez underwent surgery for congenital heart disease and died during the operation. An enthusiastic fan of American Idol, she had asked Gokey to audition for the show on several occasions. He ultimately auditioned that summer -- a mere four weeks after her passing -- and became one of the show's early frontrunners, sailing through each round with his gruff, soulful vocals and tear-jerking back-story. Gokey ultimately finished third in the competition, with only Adam Lambert and Kris Allen receiving more votes. The American Idols LIVE! Tour kept him busy until September 2009, at which point he signed with 19 Recordings (in conjunction with RCA Nashville) and set to work on a country album. His first single, "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me," peaked at number 29 on the country chart, and he rang in the New Year by releasing a full-length record, My Best Days, in early 2010. Gokey's sophomore album, Hope in Front of Me, appeared in 2014 and featured the single "More Than You Think I Am." In 2015, he delivered the holiday album Christmas Is Here. ~ Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  3.   More Than You Think I Am
  4.   Hope in Front of Me
  5.   My Best Days Are Ahead of Me
  6.   I Will Not Say Goodbye
  7.   Stand By Me
  8.   Tennessee Christmas
  9.   This Is What It Means
  10.   Mary, Did You Know?
  11.   Pretty Beautiful
  12.   Second Hand Heart
  13.   Love Will Take You Places
  14.   Give Me Jesus
  15.   Be Somebody
  16.   It's Not Over
  17.   Life on Ya
  18.   O, Holy Night
  19.   Crazy Not To
  20.   Lift Up Your Eyes
  21.   One Life
  22.   Tiny Life
  23.   Like That's a Bad Thing
  24.   I Still Believe
  25.   The Christmas Song
  26.   Get Away
  27.   Rise
  28.   Soy Más De Lo Que Piensas
  29.   La Esperanza Frente a Mi
  30.   Que Tu Corazon Vuelva a Latir
  31.   Christmas Is Here
  32.   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  33.   Better Than Gold
  34.   Everything Words Together by Beckah Shae
  35.   Gimme a Kiss
  36.   It's Only
  37.   Nada Está Terminado
  38.   Es Por Ti
  39.   Más Que Hermosa
  40.   El Amor Rompe Barreras
  41.   Este Es El Milagro
  42.   Una Vida
  43.   This Christmas
  44.   White Christmas
  45.   Love Again
  46.   Faith, Hope & Love
  47.   Take It to the Limit
  48.   Because of You
  49.   What Christmas Means to Me
  50.   Llega Al Límite
  51.   La Joya Más Especial

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