Josh Goodlett was born in Taylorsville, Kentucky. At two years old he was running around singing “Shooting Star” by Bad Company. At eight years old he felt a strong pull toward music while watching his uncle playing guitar on stage; and, after listening to the church choir every Wednesday and Sunday while growing up, Josh eventually joined the choir.
When he moved from his small hometown to the city, he signed up for youth league football, which made a big impact on his life. “It taught me discipline and that hard work really does pay off. It also showed me that it pays to be surrounded by a good group of people. I learned to be loyal, how to trust and to support those closest to me.”
A special memory was singing “Amazing Grace” at his church on Christmas Eve when he was seventeen and hearing the applause afterwards. It was then Josh knew he wanted to sing and perform for others.
Currently, Josh is living in Sellersburg, Indiana and enjoys performing with his band around the state. His family, friends and fans say that he is a high energy performer and has never met a stranger. “The fans are why I play my music,” Josh says, “I love feeling the energy coming from the crowd knowing they are enjoying the show I am putting on.”
Five years ago after seeing the affect drug abuse has on the user and knowing the emotional damage it causes when close to them, Josh began writing music and found that putting his feelings into songs was healing. With the encouragement of family and friends, he continued writing for the joy and love of it and discovered he had the ability to put into his music whatever message he wanted to share. Whenever possible, Josh takes the opportunity to share his message about the pitfalls of drug use with others. He also likes to give back to one of his favorite charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
When asked what he writes about he says, “The lifestyle that I grew up in is fading away. I want to share how we need to hold onto our roots, appreciate the simple things and teach our children what life is really all about. I also like to write and sing songs that take you back to your childhood and make you think.
My grandfather made a big impression on the way I live my life. He showed me how to be a man, how to handle my responsibilities and to never give up. I want to inspire, connect, and encourage change in the lives of others with the words I write and sing. It is now or never and I don’t want to look back and say what if.” What keeps me going is faith, family and the love of music. I stay true to my faith because with God anything is possible”
Josh is looking forward to recording his first album and sharing his original music. He is ready to take his musical talents to the next level and to do what he feels God has called him to do.