Danny Gokey – ‘Christmas Is Here’ album review
3.5 Overall Score



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“The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

Danny Gokey – ‘Christmas Is Here’ album review

DannyGoskeyChristmas may be here, but Danny Gokey’s vocals are always in season. Performing an album full of classics, including vocally demanding selections like “Mary Did You Know,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and the traditional “O, Holy Night,” Gokey’s silky singing will warmly fill your dwelling on the coldest of holiday evenings. Mostly reflecting the gleeful exuberance of the season, the album does close with a touching rendition of “Give Me Jesus,” appropriately reminding listeners of why we celebrate. The two originals co-penned by Gokey, “Lift Up Your Eyes” and the title track “Christmas Is Here,” will closely appeal to the American Idol demographic, and his performance of “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” may eventually become a Christmas compilation standard.

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Kevin Sparkman
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After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.

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