Originally from Spirit River, AB Aaron Goodvin is touring with Rascal Flatts set to perform at Encana on October 26.
“Growing up in northern Alberta and also a minor hockey player in the area my first memory of Dawson Creek was going to the bread basket.” Goodvin says.
He started taking music lessons in Grande Prairie at the age of 12; both song and guitar later moving to Edmonton to start his band his favorite song to perform is Lonely Drum.
“I feel the energy in the room shift and it just elevates when I play this song especially, it’s such a cool thing to see and a dream come true,” he says.
“I write songs everyday and have to have a connection to them.”
In 2018 Goodvin won the CCMA songwriter of the year award. “It was nothing short of incredible, I just threw my hat on the ground and hugged my dad.”
“I knew I needed to be in the songwriter community and I moved to Nashville 10+ years ago, it is the largest growing city in the US right now and when I moved here it still had the small town feel which I related to at that time.”
Goodvin grew up on 90’s country music being inspired by many artists during that time and gave some advice for aspiring song writers.
“Best advice I got was from my dad when he told me why he was the best carpenter was because he just outlasted everyone else. I’ve seen so many come and go and I’ve been doing this for a long time now.”