For Immediate Release, September 22, 2022: Sakamoto Music is so pleased to announce the signing of chart-topping, double-platinum artist Aaron Goodvin to the label, distributed by Warner Music Canada, and will release a new version of the song “You Ain’t” featuring another Canadian country star, Meghan Patrick, on guest vocals. “You Ain’t feat. Meghan Patrick” will release to DSP’s on September 23, and to Canadian country radio on September 26.
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Aaron wrote the track with Skip Black and Nicole Witt, though Nicole had covid during the writing sessions so she had to join remotely. The three were vibing on Morgan Wallen’s track “7 Summers”, so they wrote with that in mind. Being a songwriter, it was also new for Aaron to write for the purposes of recording, which he did only two weeks after penning the song. This version of the single features multi-award winner Meghan Patrick, who has been nominated for nearly 50 awards, including CCMA Female Artist of the Year every year since 2017, and won 23 of those awards, including twice for CCMA Female Artist of the Year, and for CMAO Album of the Year.
Of the new label signing, Aaron says, “I first started doing shows with Paul Biro years before I was ever signed to the Sakamoto booking roster, and we have overcome so many challenges together through the past 8 or 9 years. When the opportunity came to progress and become a part of Sakamoto Music, it was a no brainer for me. Sakamoto has an amazing team that already works so well with us and we love working together. They are my people, and I’m so excited to see what happens next.”
Aaron’s management team at GrassRoots Promotion is equally as excited, Co-Owner/Managing Partner Nancy Tunick says, “We are so excited to continue bringing Aaron’s music to country music lovers with Sakamoto’s innovative new label venture as well as with our valued promotion and marketing partners at Warner Music Canada! There is no better way to launch this new partnership than with an amazing song and dynamic vocal collaboration with Meghan Patrick!”
Sakamoto Music is excited about what’s to come from Aaron Goodvin, and to expand the label roster in to 2023. “We are overjoyed to welcome Aaron Goodvin to the new label,” says Joelle May, Director of Promotions & Artist Services, “Aaron is a consummate professional, a spectacular songwriter, and an unforgettable performer. We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with him in the Sakamoto group of companies, and we’re proud to start representing his recorded music as his career continues to grow.”
Sakamoto’s President and Operating Partner Paul Biro says, “We are incredibly pleased to be expanding our relationship with Aaron Goodvin, the team at GrassRoots Promotion, and our partners at Warner Music Canada. With the combination of our team working behind the scenes and the incredible promotional team at WMC that has been a huge part of Aaron’s career, we feel confident that this will be an amazing venture for all of us. Not to mention, adding an artist of the caliber of Meghan Patrick as a feature on this release makes it more than just a song, but a musical event.”
“You Ain’t feat. Meghan Patrick” is the first single of many to come from Aaron Goodvin on new label Sakamoto Music, distributed by Warner Music Canada. Aaron is also signed for bookings in Canada to Sakamoto Music’s parent company Sakamoto Agency, and will embark on a cross Canada headline tour in January 2023, playing no less than 20 shows from the west to east coast. For announced tour dates, please visit https://aarongoodvin.com/.
MORE ABOUT AARON GOODVIN:
The Alberta-bred, Nashville-based country music star’s music has, in no particular order, produced two #1 singles and seven top 10 hits, and scored multiple CCMA and JUNO Award wins and nominations, notably winning 2018 CCMA Songwriter(s) of the Year. Not only that, but the bona fide anthem “Lonely Drum,” a Double-Platinum, global juggernaut, continues to pull ecstatic fans into its orbit, including radio host Bobby Bones, who championed the track on his internationally syndicated show. Aaron’s most recent EP Lucky Stars, released in 2021, was co-produced by Grammy Award–nominated Matt McClure with Goodvin, alongside an esteemed lineup of collaborators. He also has two previous albums, 2019’s V, named after his wife Victoria, and his 2016 self-titled debut. Goodvin is also a celebrated songwriter in his own right, with his songs being cut by such popular country artists as Cole Swindell and Luke Bryant.
MORE ABOUT SAKAMOTO MUSIC:
Sakamoto Music, a division of Sakamoto Agency, is a Canadian record label launched in 2022, and distributed by Warner Music Canada. Paul Biro is CEO of Sakamoto Music, and Joelle May is Director of Promotions & Artist Services, operating the day to day. Currently signed to the label are Chris Buck (Band) and Aaron Goodvin.
MORE ABOUT SAKAMOTO AGENCY:
Sakamoto Agency is an award-winning booking, talent buying, and event programming agency in Canada. With over 100 years of combined music industry experience among staff including booking, talent buying, management, radio promotions, publicity & marketing, and project management, Sakamoto Agency is an industry leader, named CCMA Booking Agency of the Year in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Along with 25+ years of various nominations, President and Operating Partner Paul Biro has also won CCMA’s Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year four times, from 2019 to 2022.
Sakamoto Agency has also received award nominations from the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards, and Western Canadian Music Awards (BreakOut West), for their 100 Homes: Concert Connections project, which provided over 300 personalized recorded concerts to care homes across Canada during the covid pandemic. Sakamoto Agency expanded it’s business in 2020, creating radio promotions subsidiary GPS Promotion in partnership with GrassRoots Promotion in Nashville. In 2022 Sakamoto Agency launched Sakamoto Music, a label subsidiary distributed by Warner Music Canada.