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01/10/2017

AMERICAN IDOL ALUM DANNY GOKEY RELEASES BRAND NEW ALBUM RISE THIS WEEK

AMERICAN IDOL ALUM DANNY GOKEY RELEASES

BRAND NEW ALBUM RISE THIS WEEK; WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE “RISE”

 

38-City Tour With GRAMMY-Winning Group

Casting Crowns Kicks Off Next Month

American Idol alum and vocal powerhouse Danny Gokey is set to release his fourth studio album, Rise, this Friday, January 13th.  This morning he premiered the official video for first single “Rise” which already hit #1 on Mediabase National Audience and Hot AC charts in December.  It was directed by Mills Miller and can be viewed here- http://smarturl.it/DGRiseVideo.  Tonight he’ll mark the occasion with a special Facebook Live Concert at 8:30ET/7:30CT at http://smarturl.it/DGFBLive. Not to mention the launch of a 38-city tour with GRAMMY-winning group Casting Crowns, which kicks off next month.


The album features its first single, the title track, which is one of Gokey’s biggest to date, as well as two duets, one with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and the other with acclaimed Gospel singer Kierra Sheard.

Drawing from his own experiences with depression and searching for meaning, Rise assures listeners that hope beckons even in the darkest moments (“Stronger Than We Think”). He acknowledges the social unrest that clouds our world but points toward the light that lies beyond its reach (“Better Than I Found It”). He promises that no problem is too great to overcome (“The Comeback”) and that even those wounded by loneliness can find love (“Symptoms”). 

All of these messages stem from Gokey’s most personal struggles and triumphs. And their power stems from his unique eloquence as a writer and passion as a vocalist.  Gokey’s previous 2014 album, Hope In Front Of Me, was largely informed by the death of his first wife, Sophia, who died unexpectedly after what should have been routine heart surgery. To this day, the experience has shaped who Danny has become, and on all 12 tracks of Rise, he documents how far he has come.

Rise not only boasts Gokey’s incredible vocal prowess and range, it features his emerging talent as a songwriter on all but two of its songs. It’s never been more evident that Gokey is an artist with much to say, drawing upon the highs and lows of his own life experiences that he shares openly with his fans.

BMG recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions as a finalist on Season Eight of American Idol.  His first album, My Best Days debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Following, Danny has celebrated a series of #1s including his latest full album release, his first Award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as hit singles including “Hope In Front of Me” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.”

To Pre-Order Rise go to http://smarturl.it/DannyGokeyRise

For more official news and tour information go to www.dannygokey.com.