When Warner Music Canada recording artist Aaron Goodvin was announced as the winner of the 2018 CCMA award as Songwriter of the Year, it was a sign that the music industry was acknowledging what the public already new – a new star had arrived!
Aaron recorded and released his 2016 self-titled debut album with the confidence of having already enjoyed success as a songwriter contributing the track “Out Like That” on Luke Bryan’s multi-platinum album Crash My Party. And, when Aaron started writing the songs for his forthcoming sophomore release, he had the confidence of three Top 10 singles on his debut including the platinum certified smash hit “Lonely Drum”. With those hits under his belt and an incomparable live show, Aaron Goodvin has become one of the most talked about new names on the Canadian country music scene.
In 2016, Aaron enjoyed his first Top ten hit with the single “Woman In Love,” a song he wrote for his then fiancé (now wife) but it wasn’t until the summer of 2017 and the release of “Lonely Drum” that things started to explode. The single became the inescapable smash hit of the summer with over one million YouTube views on the video and 5 million streams. “Lonely Drum” became the only Canadian country single released in the past two years to be certified platinum. The result was three 2018 CCMA nominations for SiriusXM Rising Star (for the second consecutive year), Single of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for “Lonely Drum.”