'Idol' Alum Danny Gokey Signed to 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville

September 02, 2009 03:38:42 GMT

Danny Gokey's new single is expected to be outed late this fall, while his album may be dropped next year.

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Danny Gokey, who finished third in the eighth season of "American Idol", has inked a deal with 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville. The singer who is currently touring across U.S. with the other Top Ten Idols wrote on his Twitter, "Its official Ive been signed!"

"We absolutely love Danny," Sony Music Nashville chairman Joe Galante says as quoted by USA Today. Praising Danny's voice as "soulful edge," Joe adds, "We haven't had anybody like that (in country) since Ronnie Milsap or T. Graham Brown."

No producer has been attached to be involved in the making of Danny's first studio effort, but he is expected to hit studio soon after the Idol tour is wrapped. A new single will possibly be released in late fall with the album to follow in March next year.

While waiting for Danny Gokey's new materials, fans can catch his performances at the Idol on-going tour where he delivers several country music songs, including Rascal Flatts' "What Hurts the Most and My Wish". "[when I was on Idol] I was so wet behind the ears, I didn't know where I wanted to go," he says of his passion in making country music record. "But I most related to the message and the music of country."


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posted by legrosmaureen on Oct 23, 2009
Danny's a keeper, he's solid, steadfast and true!
posted by bean on Oct 01, 2009
I agree with Pam! Get a LIFE Daniel!!! Can't wait for Danny's album!!!!
posted by Daniel on Sep 02, 2009
Is it really surprising Gokey was not signed last June? 19 Recordings was not going to sign him as R&B or Latin/soul as Gokey's pronouncements will be his direction. It's producer in May already said it will be HARD to market Gokey unless it's the Christian genre. Gokey was surprised when told by Sleazak. It has to come to a point that Gokey is DESPERATE for a deal that he would accept anything. And there it was. A point of NO RETURN. To save his face, because of NO CHOICE, he accepts with relief. With his smugness, arrogance and competitive nature, the long wait is the price he has to pay and cut the embarrassment.
posted by lynn on Sep 02, 2009
Danny has such a unique powerful voice. Country music can really use someone like him, looking forward to his album.
posted by Pam on Sep 02, 2009
Daniel, what do you do-go around posting the same negative comments on every website? I read that exact same comment at the neon site. Wow, that is one dedicated Hater. Danny- great job on ignoring jealous hate/slander throughout and handling this whole journey with grace and class and humor. You deserve this great record contract! I will be buying your album.
posted by annie on Sep 02, 2009
love danny gokey! can't wait to buy his country music CD.

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