Flashback: Danny Gokey with “The Fonz”

Danny Gokey Day in MKE -the Fonz

On Aug. 19, 2008, Milwaukee got what’s now one of its most “selfied” landmarks: the Bronze Fonz.

Recently the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article about the statutes 10 year anniversary, and of course it included a photo of Danny Gokey and the Bronze Fonz.

The life-size statue of “Happy Days” character Arthur Fonzarelli, aka The Fonz, is a must-see for visitors. Lake Mills-based artist Gerald Sawyer created the sculpture.  The TV show was based in Milwaukee and ran for 11 seasons — from 1974 to 1983.

You can read the full article HERE.

Danny Gokey and the Bronze Fonz

So when Danny Gokey came home to Milwaukee as a Top 3 Finalist in May of 2009, it seemed natural that Danny would stop and visit the Fonz, hang out with some Green Bay Packers, have a parade, a record setting hometown concert for “American Idol” at the Summerfest Continue reading “Flashback: Danny Gokey with “The Fonz””

Sleeker, Cohesive Album: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey leaning against brick wall.

“Following an awkward attempt at a country career, Milwaukee native and “American Idol” season eight finalist rebranded himself as a Christian pop singer”

With an opener like that, you can guess it can be hard to please a hometown critic… but things do get better. And better, just like Danny Gokey.  

“It was the right move. His 2014 album, “Hope In Front of Me,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart, and the album had two top five songs on the Christian singles charts. It sold twice as many copies as label BMG anticipated….

“Gokey has since been nominated for six GMA Dove Awards…. “Rise,” is a more cohesive and sleeker album, its songs closely aligned with the arena-packing stylings of TobyMac.” — Piet Levy for the MJS
 To read the full article, click  HERE
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