Born in southern Kentucky, Michael Monroe Goodman got his middle name from his namesake Bill Monroe who was very close to the Goodman family. Michael spent his childhood backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with Bill. From a very young age he was surrounded by all the legends of the Opry. So naturally as Michael grew up there was an innate desire to continue the country music tradition.
He started writing and performing in his early teens and started recording shortly there after. Over the years, along with making music that derives from his country and bluegrass roots, Michael also found his way into acting and comedy and has toured the country in many major Broadway productions.
Michael's music harkens back to the classic storytelling roots of country music. He considers himself foremost a storytelling in everything he does. You can hear many of his influences in his musical style, including Waylon, Buck, Johnny, and of course Bill Monroe.
Based in California Michael constantly tours with his band showcasing his original music while also continuing to be a Hollywood actor and comedian.