One of the benefits of growing up in a small town is that you learn how to make your own entertainment. For country singer Aaron Goodvin, born in the tiny town of Spirit River, Alberta, that meant joining his extended family around the campfire for sing-alongs.
As a 12 year-old, Aaron had his first taste of stage life when he entered a singing contest at a local mall. Once he heard the applause from the crowd, he knew what he wanted to do and no one was going to get in his way. But singing other people’s songs wasn’t what he had in mind, so he as soon as he could play guitar, he started writing his own material.
By the time Aaron was 18 his songwriting had matured to the point of contributing cuts to other artists.
Over the years, Aaron built a local reputation as a dynamic performer with a rock solid portfolio of songs. With that success buoying his confidence, he started to make trips down to Nashville to test the waters in country music’s Mecca. After signing with publishing powerhouse Warner Chappell Music, Aaron scored his first major league contribution with the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum Crash My Party. That kind of calling card gets you invited in to a lot of writing sessions, but Aaron had other ideas about his place in the music world.