Hope has materialized for Danny Gokey. Following the former American Idol's #1 album "Hope in Front of Me," the single of the same name has taken the No. 1 spot on the National Christian Audience radio chart reaching nearly 9.8 million listeners. The hit single "Hope In Front of Me" made the tenacious jump to the top with a major spin increase after spending two weeks at No. 2. "Hope in Front of Me" is penned by co-writing trio Gokey, Brett James, and Bernie Herms. Herms also produced the chart-topping track.
"Thanks to everyone who supported my first No. 1 single; I am grateful," said Gokey. "This song has been an anthem in my life, and I have heard many inspiring stories of hope from people across the country. As a songwriter and recording artist, I hope people connect with a lyric and message in a song, and it's exciting to see that happening with 'Hope In Front of Me.'"
"When I met Danny, I was moved by his vision, his heart, and his music; an inspirational triple threat," said Richard Blackstone, who runs the Artist Services division of BMG, North America. "We all have moments of struggle and Danny's 'Hope In Front of Me' has become an outstretched hand, or a shoulder to lean on, for so many of us. I simply love the song. I am so very proud of everyone involved on this team from the songwriters and producer, to the efforts of BMG and Maximum Artist, for creating this extraordinary success story."
"Danny with his co-writers nailed this; what an incredible song and strong track from producer Bernie Herms," said Executive Vice President BMG Chrysalis, Kos Weaver. "This No. 1 is the result of the power of this song along with the great efforts by the radio team of Chris Hauser and Matt Ingle. BMG Artist Services continues to deliver, kudos to John Allen, Richard Blackstone and Jason Hradil. And last but definitely not least, manager Mitchell Solarek, Penny Railey and the Maximum crew know how to get it done."
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