Auditions in Milwaukee were held for the upcoming season last summer and fall.
Gokey is nominated for the New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year award at the American Country Awards in December. His first album, "My Best Days" boasted the highest first-week sales of any debut country male artist in 18 years.
The 30-year-old artist said he would like to collaborate with Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood or Tim McGraw.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.