Perceived initially as a country artist and nominated as Best New/Breakthrough Artist at the American Country Awards, he has since broadened his sound to match a more inclusive message. “It took years, but I feel that I’ve found my voice and my sound.
I’m living proof that it’s never too late to become what you’re supposed to be.” That chain of experiences stretches back to Gokey’s upbringing in Milwaukee.
Gokey rose to national fame with his participation in the eighth season of American Idol.
In 2007, he faced vocal issues that threatened his career with two months of prescribed vocal rest.
His third studio album, Something to Say, also enjoyed chart success with No. In addition to his main solo career, West has worked as a songwriter for many Christian musicians and groups such as Point of Grace, Mandisa, Natalie Grant, and Casting Crowns, as well as mainstream country acts, Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Vince Gill.
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