American Idol finalist Danny Gokey is reportedly going country. MTV caught up with Gokey on Thursday and he hinted that he is working with a well-known Nashville producer and that he may be close to signing a record deal.
“I have a record label coming out 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.”
What do you think about Gokey going country? Do you think he will fit in?