aaron_goodvinAaron Goodvin is Spirit River’s country music icon. The small-town Alberta singer/songwriter, who’s debut self-titled album has spawn three hit singles, is in the middle of a busy festival season that brings him to Ontario for the Boot Hill Jamboree on Friday (Aug. 3) in Bothwell and Boots and Hearts on Saturday, August 11 in Oro-Medonte just outside Barrie.

Aaron had his first taste of stage life when he entered a singing contest at the age of 12 at a local mall and started writing songs by 18. 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”. Other artists followed, including Cole Swindell, Clay Walker and Scotty McCreery.

While the former St. Albert resident kick-started his Nashville career as a songwriter, his dream was always to sing his own songs. He eventually hooked up with country/pop artist and producer Johnny Reid and the rest is history. His debut album was released in 2016. Knock on Wood was his introduction to the music world, followed by the romantic Woman In Love, inspired by the love and passion of wife Victoria. His last single Lonely Drum has been beating on radio for a bit and became his second Top-10 hit.

519 Magazine a chat with Aaron about his current success and his upcoming plans.

1. This will be your first time to Boots and Hearts
2. Big shows aren't new for you though. You were here in Windsor with Gord Bamford in February
You're also coming to Boot Hill Country Jamboree in Bothwell
How does a guy from Spirit River end up on some of the best stages in Canada?
My husband spent a few years in Chetwynd running the radio station up your way.
6. Do you think there's any northern influence in your music
How did Luke Bryan end up with Out Like That?
Add those songs with Johnny Reid producing the first album and that's quite the way to launch a career?
Are you currently writing with anyone now?
Did you expect people to be drawn to songs like Lonely Drum. It's such a catchy one?
Why did you selected Knock on Wood as your first single?
Tell me about Woman in Love, it sounds like a personal one?
I bet the first album feels kind of older to you now. Is there a new one coming?
You don't use a guitar as much live anymore?
Has going from being known as a songwriter to a performer changed anything in you?
What's family life like for you now that you tour to support a recording career?

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