Hear It First: Danny Gokey Premieres Christmas Album

It’s never too early to get ready for the holidays: American Idol finalist Danny Gokey is releasing a holiday album, Christmas Is Here, October 16th. Want to get in the mood? Yahoo Music has the entire album stream a few days early!

Recently nominated at the 2015 Dove Awards fot Song of the Year and New Artist of the Year, Gokey follows up his No. 1 sophomore album Hope In Front Of Me, with a holiday selection featuring original songs and seasonal favorites. The set was produced by award-winning music legend Keith Thomas (Burt Bacharach, Amy Grant, the Jam).


“Ever since American Idol, my fans have been asking for a Christmas album, telling me my voice would be perfect for these songs,” says Gokey. “If someone was a fan of what I did on American Idol, they are going to really enjoy what we did with this project.

“I got to take classic holiday songs, and just like I did on Idol, I add a little soul to the mix and make it a fun collection of what I do best. My wife says this is her favorite album that I’ve ever done.”

To promote Christmas Is Here, Gokey is now on a 3-month tour that includes headline dates, a slot on this year’s Beating Hearts tour and a 16-date Christmas tour in December. For more info, check here.