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Christian music star Danny Gokey will perform at this year’s Christian Family Show at the Chase County Fair Wednesday, Aug. 16. (Courtesy photo)

Rising Christian music star Danny Gokey to perform at fair

    This year’s Christian Family Show at the fair will feature a former 2009 American Idol finalist who has risen to the top of the Christian music charts.
    Danny Gokey will take the stage at the Chase County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 16. After the fair’s Christian show was held at the school in 2016, the fairboard announced that Gokey’s performance will return to the fairgrounds.
    Gokey has transformed a career that began in country music to become one of the top Christian music performers.
    America watched closely as Danny Gokey battled tragedy and won millions of hearts on his way to the finals of American Idol Season 8.
    His story was no secret: a onetime truck driver from Milwaukee, Wis., he had married his high school sweetheart, Sophia, only to lose her, a victim of surgery gone bad. That was just a month before auditioning for the smash hit talent show.
    His wife loved the show and before she died, he had promised to try out.
    “And it helped bring me out of that darkness. I dealt with anger and bitterness and not wanting to live,” he said.
    “But this helped bring me out of it. When I went on the show people connected with my story. I think that they found hope in it. That changed everything,” he added.

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