Danny Gokey started singing in church when he was young and never stopped developing that beautiful voice. It lead him many places including the very place many aspiring singers hope to be….the stage of American Idol. When Danny auditioned it was just 4 weeks after the death of his wife, Sophia, in 2008. While he wasn’t crowned American Idol that year, his 3rd place win and what he went on to do in his late wife’s honor is incredibly inspiring.
Sophia’s short life ended far too early from a congenital heart condition but not before she left a lasting impact on the world. Her selfless love for children was evident. She didn’t want to see any child suffer. When she passed, Danny created a charity in her honor where her lifelong vision was carried out. Sophia’s Heart exists to help children impacted by poverty, illness, disease, broken homes and broken hearts.
Danny also continued to yield his beautiful voice to the world touring first with the American Idol Tour and then as the opening act for Sugarland and Taylor Swift. His debut album, My Best Days, net the strongest opening week sales by a debut country artist in 18 years. He rode that success for awhile but seemed to be in the shadows for the past year.
Now, he is back with a teaser of a new song with a familiar name. Danny released a book in October last year titled Hope in Front of Me. This is a book of encouragement, a book to give purpose to the darker times and the possibility of a higher plan. Now, he gave us a glimpse of a song with the same name. The vocals are familiar although more refined. The song is melodic, perfectly produced and leaves you wanting more. Danny has always been a source of inspiration for his fans but I have a strong feeling this song will provide the strength for people in their weakest moments and encouragement when they need to be lifted.
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