Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin’s hit single “Lonely Drum” has been certified platinum in Canada making it one of the most successful country music singles of the past year. Taken from his self-titled major label debut, “Lonely Drum” was the undeniable 2017 song of the summer. The track became a fixture in the Top 10 at Country radio and has been streamed over 3 million times. The song became such a monster that the lyric video was viewed over 1 million times before an official video could be released. The two videos now account for over 2 million views.
In 2017, Aaron received his first CCMA nomination as Rising Star as well as scoring two additional Top 10 singles with “Woman In Love” and “Miss Me Yet.” Earlier this year he toured across Canada in support of Gord Bamford’s extensive national tour. Aaron is currently recording songs for his sophomore album.
About Aaron Goodvin:
It feels like Aaron Goodvin has exploded on the country music scene with his hit of the summer, “Lonely Drum,” but he first made a name as a songwriter, placing tracks with Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell and a recent Top 5 Canadian hit with Aaron Pritchett (“When A Momma’s Boy Meets A Daddy’s Girl”). Aaron Goodvin then had his own radio success with the release of his debut single, “Knock On Wood,” which was a Top 40 hit at Country radio in Canada and opened the door for the Top 10 follow up smash hits “Woman In Love,” the reactive Top 10 single “Lonely Drum,” which was recently certified platinum, and his most recent hit “Miss Me Yet.” But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s go back to the beginning.
One of the benefits of growing up in a small town is that you learn how to make your own entertainment. For Aaron, born in the tiny town of Spirit River, Alberta, that meant joining his extended family around the campfire for sing-alongs. 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.
Aaron scored his first major league contribution with “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum album 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. He set out to write and record his first solo album for Warner Music Canada. The result was a strong collection of songs that encompasses Aaron’s life experiences and has connected with audiences in an authentic and compelling way. With his music streamed over 4 million times and back to back to back Top 10 singles, Aaron’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Aaron has a natural ability to light up a stage, connect with his audience, and deliver a show-stopping performance, whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands.