Danny Gokey is featured on the cover of CCM Magazine on their January 15th online magazine. Their extensive interview with Danny by Kevin Sparkman shares a bit of the behind the scenes of Danny’s roller coaster career since he stepped off the “American Idol” stage back in 2009. It also provides some insight into the crafting of his albums.
From the article:
“Gokey, in fact, has merely just been chipping away at a “comeback,” …. It’s easy to think that he’s “hade it made,” considering the shine that was handed him through….. American Idol. But after the initial album released in the glow of those moments, that light began to dim. Quickly.
He may not be your “traditional contemporary Christian artist,” but then again, who are we to put God inside of a box?
Danny Gokey: Let me tell you ……we got to make this follow-up album to Hope In Front Of Me. From the perspective of coming off of …..American Idol…. the odds were for us in that moment. Then my career took a dip for several years. I went quiet and didn’t release music. When I released Hope In Front Of Me, the odds had been turned against us.
To look back and see that it did way better than the expected projections ………….and that I got to make a second record, a follow-up to Hope In Front Of Me, that is why it’s a huge victory.
I want to say things that will reach the church, but also appeal to those outside of the church. …..my last album was being licensed …. (for) shows like So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent, …..it allowed exposure to people who wouldn’t choose to listen to Christian music.
To read the full article, click HERE.