Danny Gokey returned to his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to perform on the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage of Summerfest! It was his third concert at the World’s Largest Music Fesitval (11 stages, 800 bands and more than 800,000 attendees) since placing 3rd on American Idol. There was a huge crowd for Danny’s “all age” performance at 6 PM on Sunday, July 2nd.
“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