Danny Gokey is an American singer and former church music director. The singer came to the highlight after competing on the eighth season of American Idol. Further, he ended the show in the third-place finalist, following that, he signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Nashville, releasing country music songs. In 2010, he released his first album ‘My Best Days’ including the track ‘My Best Days Are Ahead of Me’.
Additionally, his fifth album ‘Rise’ had received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Furthermore, he has created a YouTube channel created on 16 January 2009 having 438k subscribers with more than 158 million followers. Let us scroll over to know more information on his career and relationships.
Caption: The American singer and songwriter, Danny Gokey.
Danny Gokey: Bio, Family, Education
The American Idol contestant was born on 24 April 1980
Regarding his education, he attended Heritage Christian Schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No information on his further studies. On the other hand, he started singing in church with his family and served for several years as a worship director at the church. At the time, he had also driven a semi-truck for a local company for two years.
Danny Gokey: Career & Life Achievements
Daniel came into the spotlight after he participated in the eighth season of American Idol and end up in third place and season won by Kris Allen. After that, he released his first album ‘My Best Days’ under the 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville in 2010. Additionally, he signed the record label on 1 September 2009 and left the label in November 2011. For his first album, he gained a nomination for Best New or Breakthrough Artist at the first annual American Country Awards.
In 2012, he released EP Love Again on his self-titled official website only in physical CD format. In 2013, he had published his memoir ‘Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments’. Following that, he has published his second album ‘Hope in Front of Me(2014)’ and then his first Christmas album aka the third studio album ‘Christmas Is Here(2015). His other discography includes La Esperanza Frente a Mi (2016), Rise (2017), Haven’t Seen It Yet (2019), and The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Collection (2019).
Danny Gokey: Personal Life & Wife
He has married twice but has not divorced. Now you may be confused that he has married multiple spouses. Actually, his first wife Sophia Martinez had passed away from complications during her third surgery to treat her congenital heart disease. Unfortunately, she died just before he auditioned for American Idol on 9 July 2008. Further, the couple was high school sweetheart and married on 15 May 2004 and dated since 1997.
After three years in 2011, he began dating his girlfriend Leyicet Peralta. The duo got engagement on 25 December 2011 and then married on 29 January 2012. The couple has welcomed four children from their married life. They had their firstborn, son Daniel Emanuel on 20 January 2013, and secondborn, daughter Victoria Isabella on 28 November 2014. Their third son Gabriel Daniel was born on 29 August 2017 and their fourth child, Emmanuel on 16 August 2019.
Caption: Danny Gokey with his family
Danny Gokey: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The singer has an estimated net worth of around $700 thousand from his career in the music industry. He has been amassing a profitable amount from producing and recording songs and appearing in the music videos as well. He has also appeared in magazines and promoting brands too.
The songwriter is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @dannygokey with 345k followers. He has a Twitter account @dannygokey with 139.9k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the account under his name with 878k followers.
Danny Gokey: Body Measurements
The singer has a well-built and slim body that stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters. His body weighs around 79 kg with unknown body figure measurements. He has dark brown eyes color with brown hair color.