Growing up in Taylorsville, Kentucky, Josh Goodlett was always drawn to music. When he was 26 years old, he performed his first show in front of an audience at Aunt Bees. It was that day at the ice cream and pizza shop in Georgetown, Indiana, that he would decide that he wanted to try a career in music. These days, Josh has been burning up the road opening shows for the likes of Craig Campbell, Tyler Farr, and even Big Smo. This Saturday, he will be part of the WFKY Froggy Field Party in Eminence, Kentucky.
While out on a radio tour, the first station that he heard his songs playing was one out of Louisville. According to Josh Goodlett, “even though that was the first one, I will have to say that WFKY Froggy out of Frankfort has consistently played my singles. I am very thankful for the support that they have given me.”
Being a newcomer, Josh Goodlett has opened up for several popular acts in music. When asked who has given him the best advice, one would be suprise that it was Big Smo, country-rapper making a name for himself. “Big Smo was very influential,” Josh recalls. “He told me not to quit, play whenever, wherever, and get the music out there, even if it is free.” Another artist that has provided advice was traditional country artist, Ray Scott. “I met Ray Scott at Unbridled Eve Derby Eve event. We hung out and I know that I can text him with any questions. He is one of those people that enjoys helping others. He and Big Smo are guys giving back to others because they have been in that same spot,” Josh said.
What can fans expect when they see Josh Goodlett perform live? Josh explained that “I give everything I have and leave it on stage. I try to mirror other people, like Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, those guys. I want to make sure that the audience feels it. I’m excited that my 82 year old grandma is coming to the Froggy Field Party. She doesn’t get to see many shows, so this one will be very special.”
Off stage, Josh Goodlett is a very busy family man. Not only does he work full time with his music career, but he holds a full time job, along with coaching Little League, and balance family responsibilities. How does he balance this hectic schedule? Josh said, “It is hard to balance it all, but when I’m with my family, I put them first and don’t take calls while at home.” To him, family comes first and that is how anyone should be.
Currently, Josh Goodlett’s latest single, “I Don’t Usually Do This,” has been released to radio, as well as a music video. Fans can expect a new album in the next year. In the meantime, fans can keep up with Josh Goodlett and his touring schedule by visiting www.joshgoodlett.com, or Facebook at www.facebook.com/joshgoodlettband.
For more information on the WFKY Froggy Field Party, featuring Sundy Best, Josh Goodlett, Larry Williams, Jamie Tingle, and Don Endlin, be sure to visit www.froggykycountry.com
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.