Danny Gokey

"Rise" by Danny Gokey


American Idol alum and vocal powerhouse Danny Gokey has released his fourth studio album, "Rise." The first single “Rise” already hit #1 on Mediabase National Audience and Hot AC charts. 

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”). 

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.

Danny shares his loss and the strength that led him to hope right here:  

Danny Gokey and how "Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" helped him heal and rebuild after loss.

Randy Phillips shares the incredible story behind Danny Gokey's song "Tell Your Heart To Beat Again."  

Danny Gokey talks about his new Christmas traditions now that he has kids.

To find out more about Sophia's Heart, click here:  

To learn more about Danny's book "Hope In Front of Me", click here:


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Comment by wendi Pasa on November 9, 2014 at 11:16am

wow Praise God for Men like you !!! Thank you for sharing your story it filled me with encouragement and hope, my prayers are with you !

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