March 2, 2010

My Best Days

While we rush head first into 2010's American Idol season, Danny Gokey has been planning first debut disc for quite awhile now. It finally arrives today.

Those fans that love his renditions of Carrie Underwood's Jesus Take the Wheel or Rascal Flatts' What Hurts The Most will be pleased, as Gokey eschews the pop and rhythm and blues leanings of his idol performances for a solid country release. The man's got a warm, comfortable voice. Nice sense of control and a good stage presence.

Local lore has it that legend Randy Travis told Gokey to go country. Good call. Mark Bright, producer of both Carrie and Rascal Flatts steps into the studio to lead Danny's first effort. The man will have a long career on the charts if he continues to choose great material and equally great producers. Let's hope Danny's fans follow through and buy the disc, really making these his Best Days.

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