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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

    Christian Rock

    Christian Rock
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    Top Christian

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

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