NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2018) - Award-winning singer-songwriter Danny Gokey has signed with Capitol Christian Music Group. The announcement comes on the heels of Gokey’s first GRAMMY® nomination for his hit album Rise. Rise debuted at #1 onBillboard’s Top Christian/Gospel albums chart and captured the attention of Billboard,People, FOX News, CCM Magazine and many more. Gokey recently released his latest single “Masterpiece” and joined TobyMac on the road for the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour.
“I’m excited to embrace a new chapter and walk into a new beginning with Capitol CMG,” Gokey said. “The music industry has gone through tremendous changes within the last decade and Capitol has always been at the forefront of innovative and creative solutions to help artists embrace the future. I’m honored to share in this next chapter with them and am expecting great things.”
"Danny Gokey is an artist that we have admired for some time," said Brad O'Donnell, Capitol CMG Chief Creative Officer. "He’s an incredible singer, passionate communicator and has a strong sense of who he is as an artist. When the opportunity came along to workwith him we jumped at the chance.”
Capitol CMG Chief Marketing Officer Hudson Plachy added, “We at Capitol CMG could not be more excited about working with Danny and the incredible talent he is gifted with. The passion, creativity and vision Danny brings has already brought him so much success, and we are honored to come alongside him and his team to serve his gifts moving forward."
About Danny Gokey:
Capitol Christian Music Group recording artist Danny Gokey became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season 8 of American Idol. His first album, My Best Days debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Danny has since celebrated a series of #1 album debuts, including his first award-winning holiday album, Christmas Is Here, as well as singles including “Hope In Front of Me” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again.” Gokey’s latest album, Rise, reached #1 on the Billboard Top Christian Album chart and garnered Gokey his first GRAMMY® nomination. Its title track, marked his third, multi-week, multi-chart #1 single.
About Capitol Christian Music Group:
An unwavering vision combined with a commitment to excellence and an arsenal of exceptional talent continues to make Capitol Christian Music Group the leader in the Christian/Gospel music industry. Representing such iconic artists as Chris Tomlin, TobyMac and Amy Grant, Capitol CMG is a multi-faceted company whose assets include such legendary labels as Sparrow and ForeFront Records as well as the industry's top distribution company and an award-winning, global leading publishing company. Formerly known as EMI Christian Music Group, Capitol CMG is a division of Capitol Music Group, a Universal Music Group company. Over the years, the venture has grown from a scrappy family-owned independent music label to a multi-faceted business that includes Capitol CMG Label Group (Sparrow Records, ForeFront Records, sixstepsrecords, Hillsong, Credential Recordings, Rend Family Records and Jesus Culture Music), Capitol CMG Publishing, Motown Gospel and Commercial Partnerships. The company's roster features top names in the Christian and gospel communities, among them Jeremy Camp, Hillsong UNITED, Smokie Norful, Tye Tribbett, Passion, Crowder, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Hillsong Young & Free, Matt Redman, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Mandisa, Matthew West, Kim Walker-Smith, Danny Gokey, Social Club Misfits and The Young Escape.