American Idol Finalist Danny Gokey Signs Record Deal with 19 Recordings/RCA Records Nashville

Debut Album Set to Arrive in 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2009

Nashville, TN – American Idol Season Eight finalist Danny Gokey was a tremendous favorite on this year’s Idol, finishing in the Top 3, and Danny’s legion of fans will be excited to know that he has signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Records Nashville.

Commenting on the news, Gokey expressed his appreciation not only to his fans, but also to everyone at American Idol for helping him crystallize his focus as an artist. “I didn’t realize the Idol experience would give me a musical direction, but it did. There were country songs that I performed on the show, and it was the message and the feeling in those kinds of songs that helped me realize that country is where I belong,” Danny says. “I grew up in a family where I was exposed to music from artists like Alan Jackson and Wynonna and Brooks & Dunn, and when Randy Travis was on the show and asked me if I’d ever considered country music, it was one more sign of where I knew I needed to be.”

A 29-year-old native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gokey is currently on the American Idols Live! Tour 2009, and will soon be at work on his debut album, releasing next year.

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