Next Danny Gokey Album Tidbits

Danny Gokey at BMG HeadquartersHeaven Unsilenced

The writing sessions have started for Danny Gokey’s next album. Songwriter and producer Bernie Herms has shared photos of two of the writers that Danny is working with to craft the new album.

Brett James (born 1968) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Since the early 2000s, James has become known primarily as a songwriter for other country and pop music artists. Among his compositions is Carrie Underwood’s 2006 Number One hit “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” which received Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. His writers’ credits also include Number One hits for Jessica Andrews, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins and Jason Aldean.  And he co-wrote Danny’s #1 single, Hope in Front of Me.

Felicia Diana Barton (born March 6, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her appearance on the eighth season of American Idol in 2009. Since 2013, she has joined Warner-Chappell Music and Pulse Recording as a songwriter, and has co-written songs for Demi Lovato and Lea Michele. Her son is Stuck in the Middle star Malachi Barton.

In the following radio interview, Danny’s segment starts around 26 minute mark. We learn in this section about Danny’s vision for the next album including wanting a rap song on the next album, his drive to stay authentic and keeping his music inclusive. Danny and the Star 88 co-hosts of Dex and Stevo of the Morning Invastion have some fun discussing how to keep crisp beard lines, if Danny can surpass his Lionel Ritchie duet moments, Danny’s frequent appearances in Albuquerque and much more!

Danny is signed to BMG Artist Servies for his albums.  On November 30th, Danny’s “Rise” helped BMG set another milestone on the Billboard Independent Albums chart – landing 15 titles in the Top 50.

Rise by Danny Gokey in Top 50 Billboard Independent Albums 11 17

“Morrissey’s critically lauded new album Low In High School makes its debut at number two, with Iron Maiden The Book Of Souls: The Live Chapter debuting at number threeChase Rice Lambs & Lions debuting at number four, Kid Rock’s latest Sweet Southern Sugar at number five, and A Tribute To Dan Fogelberg rounding out the top 10 debuting at number eight…. Danny Gokey’s recently Grammy nominated album (Best Contemporary Christian Music Album) Rise at number 40, and Fergie Double Dutchess at number 45…..Said Zach Katz, President Repertoire and Marketing BMG U.S., “This is an exciting time for BMG and our artists.We’re continuing to close out the year on a high, with each ongoing week becoming better than the last?”

2 thoughts on “Next Danny Gokey Album Tidbits

  1. I wonder if the #1 hit for Jessica Andrews that Brett James cowrote is “Who I Am.” It was a big hit on country radio and is still heard occasionally:

    ” * * * * *
    “If I don’t make it to the big leagues
    If I never win a Grammy
    I’m gonna be just fine
    ‘Cause I know exactly who I am

    “I am Rosemary’s granddaughter
    The spitting image of my father
    And when the day is done
    My momma’s still my biggest fan”

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