Roo AOTD #35 Charles Wesley Godwin

All aboard the hype train for Bonnaroo 2024! Only 102 days until we are all on the Farm again, can you believe it? It’s coming up fast and we can’t wait to be dancing with all of you at Bonnaroo! Today’s Artist of the Day is the one and only Charles Wesley Godwin. Learn more about the artist below. Don’t forget to check out all of our artist spotlights! Thank you for reading these posts!

Artist Biography

Charles Wesley Godwin is a country artist who brings out his West Virginia heritage in his music. He was born and raised in West Virginia to a coal miner father and teacher mother. He had an interest in football growing up and even enrolled at West Virginia University to try his hand at the sport. However, Charles was cut from the team. He picked up the guitar to occupy his time and started writing songs in 2012 while in college. The next year he spent a year studying abroad in Estonia where his new friends loved his playing, with one of them setting up his first debut performance at a fashion show. He graduated in 2014 and after a year decided to pursue music as a full-time career. He helped start the band Union Sound Treaty, but it dissolved due to schedule conflicts within the band. Charles decided to start a solo career and relocated to Ohio when his wife got a job there. He started writing about his West Virginia heritage which came into the public eye as his 2019 debut album Seneca. Charles toured on this album, supporting artists including Luke Combs, Tyler Childers, and Colter Wall. The pandemic stopped him from touring, but he kept writing music, taking inspiration from his newfound parenthood as his first child came into the world. In 2021, his second album arrived titled How the Mighty Fall. Two years later he released his third album Family Ties.


Country, Folk

Scheduled at Bonnaroo

Sunday (Link to Daily Schedules)