AMERICAN IDOL: Top 36: Daniel Gokey. Hometown:	Milwaukee, WI. Currently Resides: Milwaukee, WI. Age: 28. CR: Michael Becker / FOX. I’ve been hearing this one for a while now, but I haven’t done anything with it. So I thought it was about time to pass on the news that Danny Gokey, American Idol’s third place finisher this year, just may be trying his hand at country music. My first thought was … why not, everyone else has. (Photo Credit: Michael Becker/FOX)

DannyGokey Danny told an MTV reporter that he had found a producer, Mark Bright, that he wanted to work with. Bright has produced albums for Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Lonestar and Sara Evans.

"There’s no twang in me," Danny said, "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."

Back in June, Danny was in Milwaukee, Wisc., for a Habitat for Humanity event. He told the folks at FOX 6 News that he would be meeting with 19 and Sony Nashville. When Danny was on American Idol, he sang Rascal Flatts’ “What Hurts the Most”. And he did ok with it. But I really didn’t think of him as a country act.

In Danny’s exit interviews after leaving AI, he said he wanted to do a Latin-flavored R&B album. I watched the entire season of American Idol this year. I really wouldn’t have picked Danny as the next big thing in country music. But I suppose we’ll just have to sit back and see what happens.

Here’s Danny’s studio recording of “When It Hurts the Most.”

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I’ve been hearing this one for a while now, but I haven’t done anything with it. So I thought it was about time to pass on the news that Danny Gokey, American Idol’s third place finisher this year, just may be trying his hand at country music. My...