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Aaron Goodvin First Artist to Use World For Good Platform

Tis the giving season, but Canadian country artist Aaron Goodvin wants to keep that goodwill going the rest of the year, too.

Aaron Goodvin First Artist to Use World For Good Platform

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Tis the giving season, but Canadian country artist Aaron Goodvin wants to keep that goodwill going the rest of the year, too. So he’s partnered with A World For Good, a service that lets customers — or in this case fans — vote for the cause they, and you, care about.


“So many exciting things have been happening for me in my career. Because of that I have been looking for ways to help those who are facing challenges right now,” the Alberta artist said in a press release, referencing his quartet of consecutive top 10s, including platinum-selling single “Lonely Drum” which won him a CCMA for Songwriter of the Year, and a second album out February on Warner/Reviver. 

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“A World For Good is a great way to do that and involve my fans who make it all happen for me. I hope that other artists will follow our lead.”

Goodvin, the first musician to use the platform, is asking his fans to vote for one of six non-profit organizations that mean the most to them: – Continue reading Joshua Ostroff’s feature on the SamaritanMag website.

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Meet Nathan Ferraro, One of the Canadian Songwriters Credited on Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em"

The Ontario-born musician and producer was once the frontman for the band The Midway State, but he's spent the last decade behind-the-scenes between Canada and Los Angeles. He tells Billboard Canada about his writing team with fellow Canadians bülow and Lowell.

This week, Beyoncé became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Country Songs chart with “Texas Hold ‘Em.” But many of the credited songwriters and promoters come from a surprising place – not Texas or Nashville, but Canada.

“Texas Hold ‘Em” is co-written by three Canadians: Nathan Ferraro (who also co-produced it), Elizabeth Boland (who has released music for the label Arts & Crafts as Lowell) and Megan Bülow (who makes music as bülow). The three of them are all credited on the song, with Ferraro also co-producing the song with Killah B and Beyoncé.

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