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My Best Days

Danny GokeyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

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From his days of long hours as a truck driver to his third place finish on Season Eight of American Idol, Danny Gokey has always been a student of life. With an artist’s eye for detail and an inquisitive spirit eager to learn from every situation, Gokey has soaked up more life experience than most people twice his age. From the joyful to the heartbreaking, those experiences infuse ... Read more in Amazon's Danny Gokey Store

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  • Audio CD (March 2, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: March 2, 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B0020MMDCE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,893 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2010 debut from the former American Idol contestant, who placed third in season eight on the popular TV competition. Gokey's life before American Idol embodies the themes that populate the Country music lexicon, from his humble roots in a poor but loving family to his hard-working days as a truck driver to the loss of his wife. Gokey entered the studio determined to craft a debut album filled with songs that mattered. ''I definitely have something to say with this album and I think people will recognize that,'' he says. ''Music was the catalyst that helped bring healing, a determination and a resolve. When my wife passed, I tried out for American Idol and music brought me hope. It brought me a reason to live again. Now I want to bring that into my music.''

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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debute! March 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album is heads above releases by other season 8 idols (Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta). Country music fits Danny's voice quite well, and his voice is absolutely incredible. Every song is good; there are no duds in this set. The songs are mostly about making a difference, being happy and affirmative, and finding joy in life, and as such, they seem to flow directly from Danny's heart, even though he did not write them. Danny could and should have a long and successful career in country music, yet his appeal definitely goes beyond that genre. This is just GOOD MUSIC. Way to go, Danny.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, LOVE this Danny Gokey CD! March 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Love Danny Gokey and this CD. Just a little bit of country sound and GREAT meaningful lyrics. He has such a wonderful voice and outlook on life. His passion in the songs and good outlook on life is contagious!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Debut March 5, 2010
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Danny's "My Best Days" debut is excellent! Every bit as good as the debut released by Carrie Underwood and Daughtry. Danny really has a feel for country music, and I haven't listened to much since it came out. I highly recommend this release.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Debut Album From A Promising Talent March 12, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I will preface this review by saying that I was indeed a very big Danny Gokey fan during his time on "American Idol." After Idol ended, I wasn't sure what would happen with him, but I kept my fingers crossed. When I heard that Danny had decided to do country music, I was initially disappointed, hoping that he would go the pop-soul route. But, I decided to stick by him and support him anyway. But any disappointment I had evaporated the moment I first heard his debut single, "My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me." It's a fun, upbeat song that oozes positivity and not only speaks of Gokey's claim that his best days are ahead of him (and it seems likely that he is correct), but it also has a way of encouraging listeners to believe the same of themselves without being preachy or cheesy. In fact, the entire album is so laden with soul, pop, and rock influences that I don't really even think of "My Best Days" as a country CD. The tracks "Like That's A Bad Thing," "Get Away," "Life On Ya," and "Be Somebody" fall in that same, upbeat songs that are filled with positive energy, something that I think a lot of people need right now. "Be Somebody," in particular speaks on issues in today's society, including "street life," trying to impress people instead of being yourself, and people getting shot due to the colors of the clothes they wear. It's one of my favorite tracks on the album. "I Still Believe" speaks about believing in God even without much physical evidence, while "It's Only" is a timely ballad about societal issues and charity that, once again, gets its point across without being overbearing or preachy. Read more ›
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Abum! March 7, 2010
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I was a HUGE Danny Gokey when when he was on American Idol, so I had to buy is album even though I am not a country music fan. I am so glad that I did. Danny's voice is incredible. The whole album is great. None of the songs have a heavy country twang to them, although the melodies on some of the songs are very country sounding. The lyrics tell heartfelt stories. I love the inspirational messages. I think that "I Will Not Say Goodbye" will be a big crossover hit. Danny Gokey is going to be very successful based on his debut album!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing March 6, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is part of a great new wave of country music. I have not listened to country with any enjoyment (save for taylor swift) since I was a kid. I hope this trend continues!

Great album, you won't be disappointed!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD March 5, 2010
By Lou
Format:Audio CD
First off I would like to say that I am NOT a country music fan at all. I almost hate the style of music. I was a die hard fan of Danny during American Idol, so I had to buy his CD. I must say, he does not have that typical nasal sound that most country artists have.

You seriously can feel the passion in every single one his songs. The last song, "I will not say goodbye" is a very emotional song considering what he has gone through in his life. There is not a bad song on the whole album.

Even if you are not a country music fan, get this CD. It is pretty good. Not all of the songs have the twangy god-awful guitar sound to it.

Looking forward to seeing more from Gokey.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!!! March 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
OMG! I couldn't wait to get this CD. Since last season of American Idol, I have been a big fan. I purchased this on Tuesday (release date) and have already played it entirely at least 50 times. Every song tells a story and Danny is completely believable. Keep up the good work and I hope your next work will be something a little more "pop" related. I am not a big country fan but absolutely love this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Really like his voice. I think he was robbed on American Idol! Wish he had more cds though rather than mp3 downloads. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Jill Sexton
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite CD.
I bought my first copy of My Best Days on the very day that it was released to the public. This copy was bought as a gift for a friend. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome artist
Love Danny gokey! I've watched him become a great artist from his very first audition on American idol. He ids a true survivor.
Published 4 months ago by Dowona Nunley
5.0 out of 5 stars He's best
I totally enjoy Danny's music and have been playing this heaps of times. Keep up the great work Danny - excellent.
Published 5 months ago by Nadine
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
This is Danny Gokey's first cd and I love it. You won't be disappointed at all with this purchase!! Waiting for his new one.
Published 8 months ago by Nena Akers
5.0 out of 5 stars yeah
My first cd got scratched. So good that Amazon is there and I could get a replacement. One of my favorite from idol. Read more
Published 8 months ago by knoobe
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 star voice
He CAN sing the phonebook, but this album is much less boring. Buy it. You'll love it! Now go.....stop reading...go buy it. :)
Published 10 months ago by Lila
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it!
I had not seen Danny Gokey on American Idol. I heard him for the first time today in a live performance. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tx
5.0 out of 5 stars Danny Gokey
Danny Goke was one of my favorites from his Season of American Idol and I was so glad that he was able to put an album out. Love his voice and love the music from this album
Published 13 months ago by PantherAdam0125
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad song on this album
I was reminded of Danny Gokey when a friend "liked" him on Facebook. I "liked" him as well and went to look for an album. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Suzanne Root
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danny has previewed 6 songs from the album and they're all good!!!
I totally agree. All of the songs I've heard from him have been incredible--from "My Best Days Are Ahead Of Me" to "Be Somebody," "Will Not Say Goodbye," and "It's Only," they're all terrific songs.
Feb 3, 2010 by KYM M. |  See all 12 posts
This album is fantastic!
I agree Lulu... can't wait to hear his music.
Jan 29, 2010 by Iceflower |  See all 16 posts
Danny's fantastic new cd!
Only 1 more week before the release date! Yay~~~ It's a fantastic album you don't want to miss!
Feb 23, 2010 by Lu Lu |  See all 12 posts
Passionate Voice
He has the most soulful voice I have heard in country. I have met him too and he is one celebrity who appreciates his fans and thinks they are just as important as he is!
Mar 20, 2010 by indigobunting |  See all 10 posts
Danny's so personable
Yeah, I met Danny once, though briefly. He was awesome. After seeing and hearing so many bloggers and Idol critics rip him apart during his time on the show, I realized just how wrong they all were. He was easily the most personable person on the Idol tour and spent A LOT of time with the... Read more
Feb 3, 2010 by KYM M. |  See all 10 posts
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