My Best Days

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many an American Idol finalist before him, Danny Gokey reached the top three on the strength of his persona as much as his voice and, when faced with marketing him as a recording artist, the powers that be decided to position Gokey as a country singer under the assumption that his everyman charm would translate best in a down-home setting. Of course, Gokey isn't really put in a down-home setting on My Best Days -- there might be an echo of a fiddle or a steel guitar here and there, but this is pristine adult contemporary pop, all soft and glittering.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Like many an American Idol finalist before him, Danny Gokey reached the top three on the strength of his persona as much as his voice and, when faced with marketing him as a recording artist, the powers that be decided to position Gokey as a country singer under the assumption that his everyman charm would translate best in a down-home setting. Of course, Gokey isn't really put in a down-home setting on My Best Days -- there might be an echo of a fiddle or a steel guitar here and there, but this is pristine adult contemporary pop, all soft and glittering.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886976055424
  • Catalog Number: 760554
  • Sales rank: 15,402

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Best Days Are Ahead of Me (3:07)
  2. 2 Like That's a Bad Thing (3:28)
  3. 3 I Still Believe (4:06)
  4. 4 Tiny Life (3:50)
  5. 5 Get Away (4:04)
  6. 6 It's Only (4:55)
  7. 7 Life On Ya (3:15)
  8. 8 Crazy Not To (3:55)
  9. 9 Be Somebody (4:02)
  10. 10 I Will Not Say Goodbye (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Danny Gokey Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Charles Judge Synthesizer, Strings, Keyboards
Chris McHugh Drums
Gordon Mote Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Mike Johnson Steel Guitar
Technical Credits
Lari White Composer
Greg Barnhill Composer
Derek Bason Engineer
Chuck Cannon Composer
Jimmie Lee Sloas Composer
David Lee Murphy Composer
Mark Bright Producer
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Tom Hambridge Composer
Ron Hemby Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Dave Heywood Composer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Kent Blazy Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
Vicky McGehee Composer
Joanna Cotten Composer
Tammie Harris Cleek Producer
Todd Tidwell Engineer
Adam Hood Composer
Holly Chapman grooming
Nathan Dickinson Digital Editing
Marv Green Composer
Charles Kelley Composer
Tom Douglas Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Judy Forde-Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Busbee Composer
Tony Martin Composer
Billy Simon Composer
Chuck Jones Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album!!!

    I bought the album for the single "My Best Days are ahead of Me". Great song! Was very surprised to enjoy the whole album! It was well worth the money!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Danny's CD is Great!

    My husband and I sat down and listened to our newly purchased CD one evening and found ourselves saying after each song concluded, "Wow! There's another song that is going to hit the charts!" We loved it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I can see why this is the biggest male country debut in 18 years

    Danny Gokey has a very beautiful voice, and these songs really showcase the unique quality of it. My husband and I both love this CD. There's a great mix of songs on it and I don't skip over any of them, which is unusual. My favorites are "My Best Days are Ahead of Me" which is a great "feel good" song, "Get Away" which is great country rock, the really pretty love song "Crazy Not To" and the just devastatingly beautiful "I Will Not Say Goodbye". My husband also really likes the single but chose as his special favorites a couple of different songs on the album. It's a winner, both thumbs up.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Danny Goes Country

    I have loved Danny since I first saw him and cheered for him on American Idol. When I saw him as a guest on this season's American Idol and heard
    him sing the song from this album, I immediately had to have the album. I
    am not usually a country music fan, and this album is more of a country/pop
    album, but it definitely fits Danny. I'm so glad I got it! I immediately
    recommended it to friends with similar tastes in music!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great CD

    The last American Idol was the first season I had ever watched. And I'm glad I did! This CD is great! It is uplifting, soulful and full of encouraging music that gets you going. You can't help but smile when you pop this CD into the player. Even if you're not that big of a county music fan, I still recommend it for all the reasons I listed above. Plus, it's not as county as some other country music is. It does have a little rock mixed in. One of my favorite songs is Life On Ya.
    So, if you're looking for music that will cheer you up after a hard day or something to get you going, this is it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS CD!

    I loved Danny on American Idol so I bought this CD when it came out. This is a fantastic CD, I just love it. I keep playing it over and over and over. Great debut album, Great country music, very soulful. I cant say enough good things about this CD. Buy it, you will love it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Way to go, Danny

    You would never know this is his first album, because it is so good. Sounds like he has been recording forever. I like the mix of songs it contains and also that it contains the songs we heard him sing on American Idol. He has made Milwaukee proud and we can hardly wait for the next album.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Awesome!!

    Danny Gokey can sing! This CD has a bit of a country flair, but not too country. There are some great dance tunes and some of the slower songs will make you cry they are so full of emotion. I loved this CD!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good first album

    I was a big fan of Danny Gokey on American Idol and I am not disappointed in his first album. When he was on Idol I felt like he should go gospel when he recorded and this album only makes me feel I was right. I think it is a good country album, but a very serious one and I think gospel would have been the correct route for Danny. Most songs have a message or meaning behind them which is great, but not much for just fun. I think the title song and single release is not the best on the album either. The final song "I Will Not Say Goodbye" is better by a mile than the title song. Overall though, it is a good album and if you were a fan of Danny on American Idol, I don't think you will be disappointed.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My Best Days by Danny Gokey

    I couldn't wait till his first CD came out after he was on AI! It was worth the wait!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    My best days are ahead of me

    Great Song, Can't wait for March 2nd when I can play the whole album. The song is perfect for Dannys soulful and wonderful voice. The video to this song has debuted on GAC at number three. Check it out. The song promotes a positive message from a singer who has walked the walk. Wonderful and can't wait for more.

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