Christian music artist and former American Idol alum Danny Gokey and wife Leyicet have announced the arrival of baby Gabriel Daniel into the world. This is the couple's third child and he was born on Tuesday (Aug. 29).
"ITS A BOY!!!! Gabriel Daniel Gokey!! 8lbs 8oz," he writes. "This picture may seem funny but our baby came just in time for me to see him be born, hold him and love him and then I had to run and catch a flight. The thing is, I forgot to get a picture of me, him and my wife @leyicet together. So I called back on FaceTime to get this sweet pic!! I can't wait to get back home tomorrow to hold him even more. So thankful I got to be with him at birth!!"
On January 13, 2017, Gokey releases his new album Rise through BMG Rights Management. His second full-length album of original material in the Contemporary Christian genre, Rise serves as the follow-up to Gokey's number-one album, Hope in Front of Me (2014). The album's title track was released in August 2016 as the record's lead single.
The title track, "Rise", was released to digital retailers on August 11, 2016. It officially impacted Christian radio on September 2, 2016. The song has reached a peak position of 10 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.