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Danny Gokey – ‘Rise’ album review
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Danny Gokey – ‘Rise’ album review

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Following his time on American Idol, Danny Gokey first made a splash in country music touring alongside Sugarland and Taylor Swift, though he soon switched gears to formally pursue Christian music. Now two standard studio albums fully immersed into that territory, Rise (buy) takes on a decidedly hopeful tone that addresses his transition from the pain surrounding his first wife’s premature passing to the renewal that came from remarrying and joyfully embracing fatherhood. Throughout the emotional journey, Gokey angles his rich voice even more towards the soulful side as he delivers several rhythmic romps and booming ballads meant to meet listeners wherever they’re at, but destined to uplift absolutely everyone along the way.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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