2011 Continues an Exciting Road for Danny Gokey!

At Work on New Album, Upcoming Taylor Swift Tour Dates and Much More, with Movie Appearance This Weekend!

Nashville, TN – After the record-setting release of his debut album last year, 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey might find 2010 a tough year to beat, but 2011 has continued the excitement on multiple levels with touring, recording, TV, and new initiatives for Gokey’s Sophia’s Heart charity.

Yesterday morning, Gokey appeared on the FOX Nashville morning show Tennessee Mornings, where he performed and talked about Sophia’s Heart as well as his special guest appearance in the new, made-for-TV movie, Truth Be Told, airing this Saturday, April 16, at 8 PM ET on FOX.

On tour, look for Danny this summer as he joins superstar Taylor Swift for 11 June and July dates on the Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011. Among other upcoming appearances, fans will also be able to see Gokey when he performs at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on April 23. For specific dates and a complete tour itinerary, visit www.dannygokey.com.

Gokey fans will also be able to plan ahead to join him for his recently announced 2nd Annual Danny Gokey Cruise to benefit his Sophia’s Heart charity. Slated for February 2-6, 2012, the cruise will depart from Miami, with visits to Key West and Cozumel, Mexico, and includes a welcome party with Danny, as well as a performance, on-board Super Bowl celebration, and much more. This year’s event, held February 3-7, raised more than $25,000 for Sophia’s Heart.

In another major initiative for Sophia’s Heart, earlier this year, Gokey unveiled his vision for the Compassion Nashville Project, offering a host of services to the Nashville community. The building housing Compassion Nashville was received as a $2.6 million donation for charitable use and will serve as a transitional home for up to 30 pre-qualified families, including temporary and emergency stays. Encompassing a massive 76,724 square feet on 4.66 acres, Compassion Nashville will also provide tutoring in literacy and life skills, as well as job training and much more.

Visit www.sophiasheart.org for information on booking passage on next year’s cruise, as well as to learn more about the programs of Sophia’s Heart and how you can help.

Amid tour dates and so much more, Gokey is currently at work on new music for his upcoming second album.

About Danny: Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a finalist on Season Eight of American Idol. Last year, 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 most recent single was 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.

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