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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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Stations Featuring
Danny Gokey


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    Top Christian

    Top Christian
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    Christian Christmas

    Christian Christmas
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    Christian Country

    Christian Country
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Albums by
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.   Mary, Did You Know?
  9.   I Will Not Say Goodbye
  10.   Tennessee Christmas
  11.   One Life
  12.   Give Me Jesus
  13.   It's Only
  14.   This Is What It Means
  15.   Life on Ya
  16.   Second Hand Heart
  17.   Love Will Take You Places
  18.   Because of You
  19.   White Christmas
  20.   Be Somebody
  21.   O, Holy Night
  22.   It's Not Over
  23.   I Still Believe
  24.   Crazy Not To
  25.   If You Ain't In It
  26.   Nada Está Terminado
  27.   Que Tu Corazon Vuelva a Latir
  28.   Christmas Is Here
  29.   The Christmas Song
  30.   What Christmas Means to Me
  31.   Pretty Beautiful
  32.   Take It to the Limit
  33.   Better Than Gold
  34.   Faith, Hope & Love
  35.   Get Away
  36.   Like That's a Bad Thing
  37.   Tiny Life
  38.   Stand By Me
  39.   Gimme a Kiss
  40.   Soy Más De Lo Que Piensas
  41.   La Esperanza Frente a Mi
  42.   This Christmas
  43.   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  44.   Love Again
  45.   Everything Words Together by Beckah Shae
  46.   Llega Al Límite
  47.   La Joya Más Especial
  48.   Una Vida
  49.   Este Es El Milagro
  50.   El Amor Rompe Barreras
  51.   Más Que Hermosa
  52.   Es Por Ti

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