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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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Danny Gokey

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Danny Gokey

Top Songs by
Danny Gokey

  1.   Song
  2.   Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  3.   Rise
  4.   Hope in Front of Me
  5.   More Than You Think I Am
  6.   Lift Up Your Eyes
  7.   My Best Days Are Ahead of Me
  8.   I Will Not Say Goodbye
  9.   Stand By Me
  10.   Mary, Did You Know?
  11.   Love Will Take You Places
  12.   Give Me Jesus
  13.   Crazy Not To
  14.   O, Holy Night
  15.   White Christmas
  16.   Get Away
  17.   I Still Believe
  18.   Better Than I Found It
  19.   If You Ain't in It
  20.   Llega Al Límite
  21.   El Amor Rompe Barreras
  22.   This Christmas
  23.   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  24.   What Christmas Means to Me
  25.   Because of You
  26.   Pretty Beautiful
  27.   This Is What It Means
  28.   One Life
  29.   Second Hand Heart
  30.   Tennessee Christmas
  31.   Life on Ya
  32.   It's Only
  33.   It's Not Over
  34.   Christmas Is Here
  35.   Gimme a Kiss
  36.   Nada Está Terminado
  37.   Soy Más De Lo Que Piensas
  38.   La Esperanza Frente a Mi
  39.   Que Tu Corazon Vuelva a Latir
  40.   Take It to the Limit
  41.   Be Somebody
  42.   Es Por Ti
  43.   Más Que Hermosa
  44.   Este Es El Milagro
  45.   Like That's a Bad Thing
  46.   Tiny Life
  47.   Love Again
  48.   Everything Words Together by Beckah Shae
  49.   Faith, Hope & Love
  50.   Better Than Gold
  51.   The Christmas Song
  52.   La Joya Más Especial
  53.   Una Vida
  54.   Stronger Than We Think
  55.   Masterpiece
  56.   The Comeback
  57.   Slow Down
  58.   Never Be the Same
  59.   What Love Can Do
  60.   Chasing by Jordin Sparks
  61.   Symptoms
  62.   Better Than I Found It by Kierra "KiKi" Sheard

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