Danny Gokey Looks Ahead to First CMA Music Festival

CMT Welcomes Danny as Official Twitter Correspondent for the 2010 CMT Music Awards
Gokey’s CMA Music Festival Debut to Include Main Stage LP Field Performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2010

Nashville, TN – 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville recording artist Danny Gokey will make his debut appearance at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville next week, with a schedule that includes not only a main stage performance on Thursday, June 10, but also a series of autograph signings and a role as CMT’s official Twitter correspondent for the 2010 CMT Music Awards.

Gokey will offer fans an artist’s-eye view of Wednesday’s star-studded 2010 CMT Music Awards, tweeting to fans about his experiences as he prepares for the red carpet and all throughout the artist arrivals and the excitement of the show. Fans can sign-up to follow Danny’s tweets next week, and all the time, at http://twitter.com/dannygokey and follow all the latest updates on the show and all things CMT at http://twitter.com/FollowCMT.

Thursday of the CMA Music Festival will also be a busy day for Gokey, who will perform on the LP Field main stage that night, following daytime appearances signing autographs for fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum store (12:30-2:30 PM), as well as morning and afternoon appearances for CMA Music Festival attendees at the Greased Lightning Fan Fair Hall. There, Danny will be autographing for fans at both the CMA Booth and the CMT Booth.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, June 8, Danny will be among the artists lending their support to the 103 WKDF Country Beach Party, hosted by Darryl Worley, as a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event will be held at The Stage in downtown Nashville. For more information, visit www.103WKDF.com.

This weekend, viewers can watch for Danny as he joins one of country music’s most beloved personalities for an episode of CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks with Hazel Smith. Look for the fun-filled segments with Danny and Hazel woven throughout this week’s film, Driving Miss Daisy, airing Sunday, June 6, at 3 and 8 PM ET.

The 2010 CMT Music Awards will be live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 9, at 8 PM ET/PT, on CMT and CMT.com.

For more information about the 2010 CMA Music Festival, visit www.CMAfest.com.

For additional details on Danny’s appearance at the Museum Store at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum store, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

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.

###