‘American Idol’ alum’s new studio album is ‘Jesus People’
√ Gokey celebrates new album with 3 upcoming release concerts and livestream
On Friday, three-time Grammy Award nominee Danny Gokey released his new studio album, “Jesus People,” available here (Capitol CMG). Leading up to this release, Gokey has been releasing songs and music videos from the album showcasing his musical diversity and eclectic style. Throughout the project, Gokey's songs touch on love, gratitude and truth.
"I believe there is something musically and inspirationally for everyone on this album – it's full of hope and encouragement that I think we can all use right now," Gokey shares. "For the most part, my music represents how I grew up and the culture of the United States – our melting pot. Growing up I listened to Christian music, gospel music, country music, hip-hop music and Spanish music. It was all a smorgasbord. If anyone knows me, they know I love diversity and differences – and now more than ever we need to come together despite our differences. On this new album, musically I got to explore some new things and cross some genre borders. I'm excited for listeners to hear the collaborations with the special guests featured on the project, including gospel, Latin, and even a little rap."
Gokey is hosting a West Coast album release party tonight in California, celebrating the new album's release. Next week he will return to his roots for an album release show on Aug. 25 in Saint Paul, Minnesota; and a hometown show on Aug. 26 in Wisconsin. Details for all of these shows can be found on his website. He will have a Livestream event for those who can't make it to a show in-person on Sunday, Aug. 22 (8 p.m. ET), on his Facebook and YouTube pages.
“Jesus People” includes the current radio single "Stand In Faith," which is now Top 30 and climbing. The single's weekly streaming continues to increase week over week and gaining traction from the recently released official music video. He's also debuted videos for "Do For Love (feat. Angie Rose)," "Agradecido" and "He Believes In You" this summer. The videos from “Jesus People” already have combined views of more than 9 million thus far.
The lyric video for "Make A Difference" is available below.
Leading up to the album's release, media have shared about this project highlighting the message and style featured on Jesus People. Outlets such as People.com, Pure Flix Podcast, “Huckabee,” Annie F. Down's "That Sounds Fun Podcast" and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have all interviewed Gokey. Amazon Music's billboard in Times Square features Gokey and “Jesus People.”
Gokey and special guest Colton Dixon bring the "Stand In Faith" tour to The Chapel in Getzville on Oct. 21.
Three-time Grammy nominee, three-time KLOVE Male Vocalist of the Year, Dove Award winner and eight-time Dove Award Nominee, Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a top 3 finalist on season eight of “American Idol.” Following that, Gokey released his debut album, “My Best Days,” which landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200. He has celebrated a series of No. 1s, including his follow-up albums “Hope In Front of Me,” “Rise,” “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” and his award-winning holiday album, “Christmas Is Here.” Spawning singles “Hope In Front of Me,” “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” (RIAA Gold), “Rise,” “The Comeback” and “Haven’t Seen It Yet” (RIAA Gold), Gokey has cemented his place on the radio charts with multiweek, multichart No. 1 runs in the U.S., Canada, and now in Latin America with the releases of his Spanish singles.
Find out more at DannyGokey.com.