Flashback to 6 Years Ago: Milwaukeean & Vocalist of The Year for Danny Gokey. Hometown Love!

Best of Milw (400x227)Looking back can be fun, and I hope you enjoy this little piece of almost forgotten Danny Gokey history!

Six years ago, after Danny told everybody how much he loved his hometown of Milwaukee on the 8th Season of “American Idol”, the voters responded in the Shepherd Express annual competition by making him

  1. the Milwaukeean of the Year
  2. Vocalist of the Year

What did the “Shepherd Express” have to say about Danny winning?

Milwaukee’s popular mayor Tom Barrett withered a beating with a tire iron after valiantly responding to a grandmother’s cries for help, but apparently it takes more than that to top former “American Idol” contestant Danny Gokey in the hearts of Milwaukeeans. Danny Gokey bested both Barrett and the late, great Les Paul in the Shepherd Express’ annual reader-selected Best of Milwaukee awards……

I was a little surprised Gokey didn’t sweep the Most Trusted Public Official, Local Activist, Divorce Lawyer and Japanese Restaurant categories as well. 

Yes, Milwaukee had GOKEY fever in 2009! You can read the full article HERE.

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