On February 8th, 2023, country chart-topper Aaron Goodvin is performing at Cornwall’s Port Theatre with CCMA Award-winning singer Hailey Benedict as special guest. The show is just one stop on Goodvin’s first Canadian headline tour, starting on January 20th in Lloydminster, AB with shows in Alberta, Saskatchewan, PEI and Ontario.
Singer/songwriter Aaron Goodvin has had two critically acclaimed albums, two Number One singles, several Top 10s, a 2018 CCMA Songwriter of the Year Award, a 2020 JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year, and a tour with Rascal Flatts.
Goodvin grew up in Alberta but has lived in Nashville for 11 years. While he has toured Canada in the past, he says he has not spent a lot of time in Ontario. When asked if he had any pre-show rituals, Goodvin laughed, “We always listen to End of the Road by Boyz II Men; something a little different than what we are going to go out and play.”
As far as influences go, Aaron grew up listening to country music and was inspired by music from the 90s on including Bryan White, Clay Walker, and Tracy Byrd.
“It’s The Ride” is the title of the headlining tour, and Goodvin recently announced that during the tour they will release a new song with that name.
“This is my first headlining tour, so I really wanted to take that opportunity to tell people about my ride, if that makes sense,” said Goodvin. The new song will be a duet with friend and fellow country artist, Ryan Kinder.
“I’ve never been to Cornwall. I’m excited to see what all the fuss is about. [This tour] is kind of a dream come true for me. 12-year-old me would be freaking out because my name is at the top of the ticket,” Goodvin shared, “This is a cool tour for me because I have that opportunity.”