September 2, 2009
American Idol finalist Danny Gokey has signed a contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Nashville. Gokey finished in the top three in the most recent season of American Idol. His debut album is expected to be released next year. Gokey, 29, is a native of Milwaukee, Wis. He is currently on the American Idols Live! Tour 2009. Former Idol contestants Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler also have joint contracts with 19 Recordings and Sony Music imprints, which include RCA Nashville, BNA and Arista Nashville.