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by Danny GokeyDanny Gokey


The fifth studio album from singer Danny Gokey, 2017's Rise showcases more of the former American Idol contestant's passionate, faith-based pop. The album follows Gokey's number one Billboard Christian album Hope in Front of Me. Where that album found him still working through the pain of his wife's death in 2008 (an experience that continues to inform his work), Rise is about overcoming tragedy and personal struggles to find new meaning in your life. As he sings on the title track, "Lift your head and look around you/See the dreams you lost, they've found you." And," I wanna restore your Glory/So Rise." Also featured alongside Gokey on the album are several guests including fellow American Idol alum Jordin Sparks and vocalist Kierra Sheard.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2017
Label: Bmg Rights Managemen
UPC: 0075597939835
catalogNumber: 97939
Rank: 197140


  1. Stronger Than We Think
  2. If You Ain't in It
  3. Rise
  4. Masterpiece
  5. The Comeback
  6. Slow Down
  7. Never Be the Same
  8. What Love Can Do
  9. Chasing
  10. Symptoms
  11. Better Than I Found It
  12. Stronger Than We Think

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Danny Gokey   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Keith Smith   Trumpet
Barry Green   Trombone
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Doug Moffet   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Dave Dillbeck   Horn Engineer
Bernie Herms   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
David Loucks   Choir, Chorus
Tiffany Palmer   Choir, Chorus
Tony Lucido   Bass
Shoshana Bean   Choir, Chorus
Ben Glover   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Bryan Todd   Drums
Paul Mabury   Drums
Ben Phillips   Horn Engineer
Drew Ramsey   Electric Guitar
Missi Hale   Choir, Chorus
Anton Nesbitt   Bass
Luke Fredrickson   Guitar
Brandon Winbush   Choir, Chorus
Samantha Nelson   Choir, Chorus
Tim Davis   Choir, Chorus
Markus Huber   Percussion
Hank Bentley   Acoustic Guitar,Squeezebox
Emoni Wilkins   Soprano (Vocal)
Josh Lutz   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Maureen Murphy   Soprano (Vocal)
Casey Brown   Keyboards
Colby Wedgeworth   Guitar
Kala Balch   Choir, Chorus
Keri Larson   Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Burney   Background Vocals
Matthew Bubel   Drums
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford   Organ,Piano
Jeff Sojka   Bass,Horn,Keyboards
Devonne Fowlkes   Alto (Vocal)
Nate Bean   Tenor (Vocal)
Jeff Adams   Trombone
Luke Edgemon   Choir, Chorus
Jordan Sapp   Guitar
Debra Selby   Alto (Vocal)
Willy "the Fish" Johnson   Background Vocals
Ronnie Robertson   Tenor (Vocal)
Felicia Barton   Background Vocals
Matt Lepsis   Horn
Joshua Zegan   Background Vocals
Doug Moffitt   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Keith Smith   Horn Arrangements,Vocal Editing
Brian White   Composer
Bernie Herms   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,drum programming
James Slater   Composer
Andy Selby   Vocal Editing
Mitchell Solarek   Executive Producer
Joshua Sage Newman   Art Direction
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Ben Glover   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jeff Pardo   Vocal Editing
Bryan Todd   Producer,Remixing,Sound Design
Drew Ramsey   Composer
Cameron James   Composer
Buckley Miller   Engineer
Bobby Hamrick   Composer
Priscilla Renea   Composer
Josh Bronleewe   Composer
Sean Moffitt   Engineer
Markus Huber   Sound Design
Danny Gokey   Composer
Benji Cowart   Composer
Casey Brown   Programming,drum programming
Colby Wedgeworth   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Austin Hale   Art Direction
Nick Spezia   Engineer
Josh Silverberg   Composer
Jimmy Burney   Composer
Fred Williams   Programming
Melvin "Maestro" Lightford   Programming,Producer
Jeff Sojka   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Jordan Sapp   Programming
Emily Weisband   Composer
Joshua Zegan   Composer,Producer
Josh Blancard   Engineer
Blake Anthony Carter   Composer

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