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

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