Danny Gokey releases “I Will Not Say Goodbye”

Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey has this week’s most added single at country radio, with the poignant “I Will Not Say Goodbye” topping the most-added lists for Billboard and Country Aircheck stations quick to show their support for the powerful new ballad.

It’s an exciting week all around for Gokey, who’ll celebrate the 4th of July with a return to his Milwaukee hometown for a headlining performance on the final night of Summerfest. Billed as “The World’s Largest Music Festival,” the 11-day, multi-stage festival will feature Gokey headlining the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard Stage with an opening act close to his heart.

Milwaukee central-city school students participating in the after-school Sophia’s Heart Music & Arts Program – part of Gokey’s Sophia’s Heart Foundation – will showcase their talents, with the Sophia’s Heart Children’s Community Choir featuring 7th and 8th grade students, led by Music Director Jeff Krumbein, and the Sophia’s Heart Children’s Dance Team, led by Dance Instructor Val Young.

The Sophia’s Heart Music & Arts Program works to encourage students to live their dreams and provides a safe place for children to strive toward attaining their dreams through setting goals, discipline, and practice. For more on the good work of Sophia’s Heart, visit them online at www.sophiasheart.org.

Complete schedules and information on Summerfest can be found at www.summerfest.com.

Danny’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye,” a song The New York Times calls “devastating,” is the newest single from Danny’s debut album, My Best Days, which also features his recent hit, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.”

About Danny: Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a finalist on Season Eight of American Idol. This past March, the Milwaukee native and 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist made chart history with the release of his debut album, My Best Days, which set a digital sales record and delivered the best first-week sales of any debut country male in 18 years. Following the success of his feel-good anthem, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” Danny’s new single is the beautiful ballad, “I Will Not Say Goodbye.” Danny credits his late wife, Sophia, with the inspiration to pursue his musical dreams on Idol, and he continues to honor her with the charitable work of the Sophia’s Heart Foundation, founded in her memory. For more information and all things Danny, visit him online at www.dannygokey.com.

American Idol Danny Gokey to release “My Best Days” in March

Danny GokeyAmerican Idol Season Eight finalist and 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey is new on the radio with his irresistible debut single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me,” and fans can be looking forward to a full album, titled My Best Days, scheduled for release in early March 2010.

In addition to enjoying “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” on the country airwaves, the digital single is available this week for the first time, and listeners can stream the track on the recently launched dannygokey.com, where fans can also sign-up for Danny’s newsletter and access forums, wallpapers, news, upcoming events, photos, video, and much more.

An intimate Danny Gokey performance of “O Holy Night” is now available on USA Today’s website usatoday.com. For a limited time during the holiday season, this video can be viewed on the home page or Life or Idol Chatter sections. (Links: www.usatoday.com/life/default.htm or www.idolchatter.usatoday.com.)

Wednesday’s issue of USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper with a total print circulation of 1.9 million, will highlight Danny, the cover of his debut album and spotlight his “O Holy Night” special online performance.

A final holiday mention: Danny is confirmed to sing the National Anthem prior to the 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time FOX network broadcast of the Green Bay Packers/Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 27.

American Idol Danny Gokey preparing new album

American Idol Season Eight finalist and 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey may be in the midst of working on his much-anticipated debut album, but he’s also been on the road, making appearances and visiting country radio in support of his irresistible new single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.”

The single was serviced to country radio on Wednesday, and fans can also check it out right now with an online stream at dannygokey.com.

Danny rolls out of a busy holiday weekend and will be in Atlanta, GA, tomorrow morning for a schedule that includes an interview and performance on FOX’s Good Day Atlanta and a national anthem performance tomorrow evening in Charlotte, NC. Gokey will sing the anthem prior to the NBA match-up between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Boston Celtics. Fans will be able to see Gokey’s performance as FOX Sports South airs its HD broadcast of the game across the Carolinas.

Danny spent Thanksgiving in Detroit, where he performed on Wednesday evening as part of the festivities leading up to the city’s 83rd America’s Thanksgiving Parade before returning to his native Wisconsin on Saturday to serve as Grand Marshal for the 30th Annual Grafton Christmas Parade in Grafton, WI, near his hometown.

The digital single for “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” will be available on December 22, with a full album arriving early next year.