From his days of long hours as a truck driver to his third place finish on Season Eight of American Idol, Danny Gokey has always been a student of life. With an artist's eye for detail and an inquisitive spirit eager to learn from every situation, Gokey has soaked up more life experience than most people twice his age. From the joyful to the heartbreaking, those experiences infuse Gokey's 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville debut, My Best Days, a collection of songs that resonate with honest emotion and tap into the collective hopes and dreams that define life.
Born the fifth of six children, Gokey grew up in a family that was often short on cash, but long on love and encouragement. His wife, Sophia, encouraged Gokey to give American Idol a shot, but just a month before the audition, she died unexpectedly after what should have been a routine heart surgery. The couple had been high school sweethearts, and Gokey was devastated. He found solace and healing in music.
Gokey made his Opry debut in January 2010 at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
My Best Days