'American Idol' Album and BMG Recording Artist Danny Gokey New Album 'Hope in Front of Me' Goes to No. 1 on Billboard Christian Charts
Danny Gokey's new album HOPE IN FRONT OF ME has hit the No. 1 spot on multiple Nielsen SoundScan Billboard Contemporary Christian music sales charts. The title-track is doing great on the Christian radio charts, currently at No. 10 on the Christian AC Indicator chart and No. 15 on the Christian AC Monitored chart. CCM Magazine is featuring the "American Idol" album as their July 1 cover story; which is out now.
"I'm grateful to celebrate a No. 1 record with HOPE IN FRONT OF ME," said Danny. "With this album, I was able to be more involved in the creative process. I think when people pick it up, they're going to be entertained, they're going to be filled with hope, they're going to want to dance, and they're going to have a deep, emotional experience. Thanks to all of my fans, friends and supporters who made this album a success."
Danny led worship at the renowned Lakewood Church in Houston last week and appeared in front of sold-out crowds at his CD release concert in Milwaukee and the Cup of Joy Concert in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He also performed at Milwaukee's Land the Big Gig, which set record attendance. Danny performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. on July 5.
You can pick up Gokey's new album HOPE IN FRONT OF ME at iTunes, Amazon, and DannyGokey.com. Described by Gokey as "songs of hope and entertainment," HOPE IN FRONT OF ME sees him joining forces with some of today's most honored songwriters and producers, including Dove Award-winning "Producer of the Year" Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Casting Crowns, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli), multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner Keith Thomas (Amy Grant, Blake Shelton, Chris Mann, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Heather Headley), and Josh Crosby (Cher, Owl City, Mat Kearney). Resonant with hard-earned soulfulness and redemptive compassion, the album confirms Danny Gokey as a groundbreaking artist with a rare gift for deep connection with audiences everywhere.
Danny was a top 3 finalist on Season 8 of Fox's "American Idol" and soon entered the record books as the first-ever male American Idol contestant to sign with a major country label. An acclaimed singer and author, Gokey made an indelible first impression with 2010's record-breaking debut album, "MY BEST DAYS" with the best opening week for a debut album from a male country artist in almost two decades. He received an array of honors, including his home state's WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award for "Male Vocalist of the Year" as well as an American Country Awards nomination as "New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year."
Gokey is also the founder of Sophia's Heart. Named in honor of his late wife, the organization's goals are to provide hope and help to homeless families, provide scholarships to deserving students, and operate a thriving inner-city music and arts program. Opened in late 2011, the 77,000 square foot Sophia's Heart facility in Nashville has helped rescue over 75 families from life on the street. For more information, click HERE.