Danny Gokey Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Daniel Jay Gokey was born on the 24th April 1980, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and is a country music singer, who came to prominence by winning third place in “American Idol’s” eighth season in 2008. After the show, Gokey signed with 19 Recordings / RCA Records Nashville. He released his first single “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” in 2009. His first album “My Best Days” was released the following year. He is the winner of Wisconsin Area Music Industry Award as the Male Vocalist of the Year (2010) and GMA Dove Award for the Christmas Album of the Year (2016). Gokey has been active in the entertainment industry since 2008.

How much is the net worth of Danny Gokey? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is equal to $600,000, as of the data presented in early 2017. Music is the main source of Gokey’s modest fortune.

Danny Gokey Net Worth $600,000

To begin with, Danny Gokey came to music by singing in weekly worship in church, and later became involved performing religious services, including holding the position of the musical director of the Faith Builders International Ministries. His first wife Sophia, whom he had met in high school and married in 2004, encouraged him to sign up for the reality competition show “American Idol” several times. In 2008, she had to undergo heart surgery, which she did not survive. Gokey then fulfilled her wish posthumously, only four weeks after her death singing in the casting show for the eighth season. He qualified, and made it to the top three. After the show, he went on the Idol Tour, and signed a record deal with 19 recordings / RCA Nashville. Despite his background with Christian pop music, he released a country album entitled “My Best Days” (2010) on the recommendation of his mentor, Randy Travis. The single from the album “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me” (2009) made it to the single charts, and afterwards he released two EPs with country songs.

Since 2014, he has turned back to religious music, and with his second album “Hope in Front of Me” he reached the top position of the Christian Music Charts, while in the official album charts he was still in 40th place. A Spanish version of the album entered the Latin Music Charts in 2016, while in between he released the album “Christmas Is Here”, and came in first place among the Christmas albums, so winning the GMA Dove Award as Christmas Album of the Year. His third studio album – “Rise”- released at the beginning of 2017, brought him back to the top position on the Christian charts.

Finally, in the personal life Danny Gokey, as previously mentioned he was married to his high school sweetheart Sophia from 2004 to her passing in 2008. In 2011, Danny started a relationship with Leyicet Peralta, and in 2012 the two married; they now have a son and a daughter.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 24, 1980
Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Singer, Music Director
Nationality:American
Spouse:Leyicet Peralta (m. 2012), Sophia Martinez (m. 2004–2008)
Children:Daniel Emanuel Gokey, Victoria Isabella Gokey
Siblings:Charles, Angela, Janell, Gina, Tracey
Awards:2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards - Male Artist Of the Year
Record labels:19 / RCA Nashville, BMG
Nominations:American Country Awards - Best New/Breakthrough Artist (2010), GMA Dove Award for Christmas Album of the Year, Teen Choice Awards (2009)
TV shows:American Idol (2009), American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009
Albums:My Best Days (2010), Hope in Front of Me (2014), Christmas Is Here (2015), La Esperanza Frente a Mi (2016), Rise (2017)
Books:Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments (2013)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Father, with Leyicet Gokey, of Daniel Jay Gokey Jr. born in January 2013.
2Has an older brother Charles, three older sisters, Angela, Janell, Gina and a younger sister, Tracy.
3Currently (2009) signed to RCA Records Label, Nashville.
4Him, Elliott Yamin, and Casey James are the only male contestants to ever finish third on American Idol.
5Enjoys getting pedicures and facials.
6Roommate on Idol was Anoop Desai.
7Started a foundation called the "Sophia's Heart Foundation" in his late wife's name.
8His late wife, Sophia wanted him to try out American Idol before she passed away in July 2008 from complications of congenital heart disease surgery.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Glasses
2Spikey hair


Quotes

#Quote
1The one thing that's been on my heart is that a lot of people are defined by their situations. They are defined by being a crack addict, or they are defined by their parents having abused them. But instead of letting my situation define me, I let it become a defining moment in my life, and something good has come out of it. I hope that people get that side of me that's saying, listen, don't let that tragedy or that failure define you, but let it be a defining moment where you step up and become greater.


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Idol2009TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Praise the Lord2013TV SeriesHimself
Day Jobs2011TV SeriesHimself
Truth Be Told2011TV MovieHimself
CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs2011TV MovieHimself
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2009TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2009TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself

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