Wednesday, April 24, 2013
To honor the memory of his late wife, "American Idol" singer turned the tragedy into a national foundation that is helping children and the less fortunate. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Danny Gokey is living the American Dream. He was a choir director at his local Milwaukee church when he auditioned for "American Idol," finished in third place in 2009, and parlayed that into a successful country music career in Nashville. Gokey has a new wife, an infant son and a book ("Hope In Front of Me") expected to be published in October. But with all his success, Gokey still faces the challenge of honoring the memory of his first wife, Sophia, who died young due to complications from a congenital heart …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Former "Idol" star, who performed at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, says he is more aware of politics than ever before.
TAMPA, FL -- When you think about presidential politics, the name "Danny Gokey" isn't the first thing that comes to mind. And to be honest, politics has never really been on the mind of Gokey, either — at least not until the former "American Idol" star got married in January to model Leyicet Peralta. "I’ve never been a student of politics, but my wife and I have differing views, so it has made me really look at what I have always believed," Gokey told Patch shortly after performing on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night. "You know, we’re raised a certain way and we tend to believe things that our parents tell us. "This is the first time that I’ve really taken a hard look at our system, and I kind of am taking…
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wisconsin is front and center on second day of GOP gathering in Tampa.
Paul Ryan, Danny Gokey, Scott Walker, Tommy Thompson and even cheeseheads. That was the scene of the floor of the of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night as Wisconsin was in the spotlight of the gathering of party faithful.