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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

  1.   Song
  2.   More Than You Think I Am
  3.   Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
  4.   Hope in Front of Me
  5.   My Best Days Are Ahead of Me
  6.   I Will Not Say Goodbye
  7.   This Is What It Means
  8.   It's Not Over
  9.   Give Me Jesus
  10.   Mary, Did You Know?
  11.   Second Hand Heart
  12.   Lift Up Your Eyes
  13.   Love Will Take You Places
  14.   Get Away
  15.   The Christmas Song
  16.   Because of You
  17.   Pretty Beautiful
  18.   Take It to the Limit
  19.   One Life
  20.   Tiny Life
  21.   I Still Believe
  22.   Be Somebody
  23.   It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  24.   Better Than Gold
  25.   Like That's a Bad Thing
  26.   Crazy Not To
  27.   It's Only
  28.   Tennessee Christmas
  29.   What Christmas Means to Me
  30.   Life on Ya
  31.   O, Holy Night
  32.   This Christmas
  33.   Christmas Is Here
  34.   White Christmas
  35.   Stand By Me
  36.   Gimme a Kiss
  37.   Love Again
  38.   Everything Words Together by Beckah Shae
  39.   Faith, Hope & Love
  40.   Que Tu Corazon Vuelva a Latir

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