Danny Gokey Favorites

Here are some of our favorites from Danny Gokey’s music career and related projects over the years. If we missed your favorite, let us know!  {last updated 2-7-2016} 

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What’s New?

  • Danny’s third single from his debut album with BMG Music is Tell Your Heart To Beat Again was released officially in January 2016. This is one of our favorites from Danny’s Hope in Front of Me album and among our favorite Danny Gokey ballads overall. As of our last update, the song was rapidly approaching top 10 on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts, and has reached top 10 territory on Billboard non-radio charts.
  • Danny is reportedly in the early stages of writing for a new album targeted to late 2016 release. His team is also looking ahead to touring over 2016, starting with The Road Show which began an extended tour in early February.


Christmas Is Here (2015)

  • Danny’s long-awaited first Christmas album arrived in October 2015 reaching #1 for first-week sales on the Billboard holiday album chart. Just in time for the holiday season and including Christmas classics plus two original songs! Read more here.
  • Two songs from the album were released to Christian radio, reaching high on both mediabase and Billboard charts over the 2015 Christmas season:  the original song Lift Up Your Eyes, co-written by Danny, and Danny’s version of Mary Did You Know – a fan favorite since he debuted it live ~two years ago.

Hope in Front of Me (2014)

  • Danny Gokey’s first album through BMG Music features Danny’s #1 single Hope in Front of Me, nominated for a 2015 GMA Dove Award!  Danny received a second 2015 Dove Award nomination as Best New Artist after this first Christian album release.
  • The Hope In Front Of Me album also features Danny’s top-10 charting second CCM single More Than You Think I Am, and third single Tell Your Heart To Beat Again for 2016.
  • A Spanish language version of the “Hope In Front Of Me” album has been recorded with intent to release to Latin markets upon finalization of distribution arrangements.

My Best Days (2010)

  • After finishing in third place on American Idol Season 8, won that year by Kris Allen with runner-up Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey signed with RCA Nashville and recorded this country-oriented album released in spring 2010. It features his two RCA debut album singles My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me, and I Will Not Say Goodbye.
  • Although a second album with RCA Nashville was not to be, fans have enjoyed Danny’s follow-on single Second Hand Heart(2012) and a second fan favorite Win Me Over that was not formally released.

Special Music Projects and Collaborations

You Are My Rest (2015), Karyn Williams

  • While Danny Gokey is not officially credited for this collaboration, his voice is unmistakable and he and Karyn both indicated support via twitter in support of the song. We think they sound great together.
  • This song is available now through Karyn’s official site, and should be available more widely in October 2015.

Hallelujah Song (2014), by Danny’s American Idol co-finalist Scott MacIntyre, featuring Danny Gokey

Sovereign God (2013), by William McDowell featuring Danny Gokey

Great I Am (2013), by Paul Wilbur featuring Danny Gokey

Tennessee Christmas (2010)

  • Danny’s Christmas single with RCA, putting his interpretation onto a song previously recorded and written by Amy Grant.

Non-Musical Projects

Sophia’s Heart

  • Sophia’s Heart, founded by Danny Gokey in honor of his late first wife Sophia.
  • From SH’s Facebook entry: “Sophia’s Heart is a legally registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, exists to help mend and heal the hearts of children and families who have been touched by poverty, sickness, disease, broken families and broken dreams.”

Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments book (2013)

Truth Be Told (Family Movie Night) (2011)

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