Daily Discovery: Aaron Heuke, “Good Souls”
ARTIST: Aaron Heuke
SONG: “Good Souls” (also a finalist for “The Longshots”)
BIRTHDATE: Gave birth to the song in May of 2010, Me I’m an ’81 baby
BIRTHPLACE: Louisville, KY
AMBITIONS: To make the world a better place, one song at a time. Record a full length album.
TURN-OFFS: Salad bars and deviled eggs.
TURN-ONS: Community rebuilding projects, mandolins, honesty, music preservationists, sweet southern girls.
DREAM GIG: Having a concert with Ronnie Milsap – Linda Davis will be the opening act. Afterwards, Ryan O’Neal and Sleeping at Last.
TV ADDICTIONS: The Office, SNL, Andy Griffith
MY PREFERRED MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: Pony Car
CELEBRITY CRUSH: Colbie Caillat, Aly & A.J.
5 THINGS EVERY MAN SHOULD OWN: A microwave, fishing pole, bank account, good hearted sweetheart, and a velcro suit.
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT: Patience and a sense of humor.
I WROTE THIS SONG: I was thinking about how the media only covers bad news and how when people come together as a community to help out their fellow man it gets largely ignored by the press. That’s how the media responded to the flood in Nashville. However, the story they didn’t want to report was there were so many good souls who came together to help their neighbors and rescue those in danger, and I felt this was a shining example of the human spirit and wanted to honor that in a song.
Aaron Heuke was the only songwriter to secure two spots among the 25 Finalists in Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest. You can stream both selections, “Good Souls” and “The Longshots” at American Songspace.