With a new album and a new baby on the way, Danny Gokey is gearing up for a whirlwind next few months.

The American Idol alum-turned-Christian-music-chart-topper is set to release his fifth studio album, Haven't Seen It Yet, on April 12 and will soon welcome his fourth child with wife Leyicet in August.

While excited about the upcoming substantial changes in both his professional and personal life, Gokey, 38, is still figuring out how to find balance.

“I had to learn some things because it’s not easy,” he tells PEOPLE in an exclusive conversation. “Being a dad is one of my favorite things in life. This spring, I went on a 44-city tour. In addition to that, I did a 15-city radio tour and then I finished a record.”

“It’s one of those things where I had to buckle down and weather the storm,” Gokey explains. “From January until now, I’ve only been home probably three weeks at most.”



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