Daniel Jay Gokey is an American singer and former church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third-place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After his placing on the show, Gokey signed 19 Recordings with RCA Nashville at the beginning of a career in country music, releasing the single, “My Best Days Are Ahead of Me.” His debut album, My Best Days, was released in March 2010. In November 2011, he gravitated his music toward an adult pop/contemporary Christian sound and subsequently made a record/publishing deal with BMG in 2013. His latest project, Haven’t Seen it Yet, was released in June 2019.