"American Idol" Finalist Danny Gokey Named Top 5 All-time by Ryan Seacrest
BMG recording artist Danny Gokey returned to "American Idol" and was named by RyanSeacrest.com as one of the top 5 favorite Idol contestants of all time. He returns to American Idol tonight for the hometown special with the Season 13 top 3 finalists. Gokey shares in the interview above about his new album, what "American Idol" has meant to him and about his organization Sophia's Heart.
Danny's album HOPE IN FRONT OF ME is available now for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and DannyGokey.com. A download of his chart-climbing top 25 Christian AC Mediabase single "Hope In Front of Me" and "Love Will Take You Places" are available instantly with a pre-order of the album exclusively on iTunes. HOPE IN FRONT OF ME will be available everywhere on June 23.
Danny Gokey came to fame as a top 3 finalist on the Season 8 of "American Idol" on FOX. He also became the first ever male American Idol contestant to sign with a major country label. An acclaimed singer and author, Gokey made an indelible first impression with 2010's record-breaking debut album, "MY BEST DAYS" with a top 4 entrance on Billboard's "Top 100 Albums" chart - the best opening week for a debut album from a male country artist in almost two decades. He received an array of honors, including his home state's WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award for "Male Vocalist of the Year" as well as an American Country Awards nomination as "New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year."
Gokey is also active on an array of other fronts, including his role as founder of Sophia's Heart. Named in honor of his late wife, the organization's goals are to provide hope and help to homeless families, provide scholarships to deserving students, and operate a thriving inner-city music and arts program. Opened in late 2011, the 77,000 square foot Sophia's Heart facility in Nashville has helped rescue over 60 families from life on the street.
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