Danny Gokey Moves Closer to Signing A Record Deal

Here’s the news Jim Cantiello told Rickey MTV would be posting today on Danny Gokey.   There’s no major announcement about a record deal as some online fans had been speculating, but there are a few interesting sound bites. ETA: Danny has already met with Word, a Christian Label, and RCA Nashville. Mark Bright is the CEO of   Word.

Via MTV:

According to Danny he’s getting closer to signing a record deal, it appears to be a country music label:

“I have a record label coming out [to Friday night’s (July 17) tour stop in Ontario, California] to see me perform, and I found a producer I want to work with. His name is Mark Bright. He produced Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts, ” Gokey said. “There’s no twang in me, but I love the message that country [has]. … Like, could you honestly see me talking about, like, booty and shakin’ it, being like, ‘Hey, girl!’ I’m just not that type of artist.

“Country music kind of houses the message that I like, and I can still talk about the things in my music that still goes on in that genre, ” he added. “And it carries a lot of meaning for me. So I never thought about it before, but I could see myself doing it, if we could just get the twang right.”

Danny seems to be really hung up on the twang thing. I interpret it as reluctance to embrace country music, but he’ll sign on if they’ll have him!

“You can talk about just about anything in the country theme, ” he said. “Think about it: Rascal Flatts, they’re like really soul/country. And Taylor Swift, there’s not a lot of country in her; she’s got some pop to her. … So I want to do something like that, like a soul/pop/country thing. It makes sense to me.”

I think Taylor Swift would beg to differ. She’s got a pop sound, but it’s obvious she’s got a connection to country music. Danny, at this point seems to be struggling. Word of advice Danny: Fake it until you make it. Stop talking about how un-country you are! Country music fans don’t take kindly to carpetbaggers…

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