NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Aaron Goodvin grew up in Spirit Lake, a town with a population of about 1,000 in Alberta, Canada. He’s done well for himself—#1 singles in Canada, winner of the Canadian Country Music Association Songwriter of the Year Award, songs that have been recorded by Luke Bryan and other country music stars—but he’s not an overnight success. The rewards coming his way are the result of hard work and nine years of grinding away in Nashville.

When he dropped by the 207 studio, Goodvin couldn’t have been more affable. Wearing a t-short and baseball cap and carrying nothing more than his guitar, he seemed genuinely happy to be appearing on our show.

Keep your eye on this guy. “Billboard” magazine named him one of seven country acts to watch in 2019. Here’s hoping he still returns to 207 as his star keeps rising.