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Charles "Rusty" Goodman
Born (1933-09-02)September 2, 1933
Origin South Vinemont, Alabama, United States
Died November 11, 1990(1990-11-11) (aged 57)
Genres Southern Gospel
Labels Canaan Records
Benson Records
Homeland Records
Associated acts The Happy Goodman Family

Charles F. Goodman (September 2, 1933 – November 11, 1990 ) better known as Rusty Goodman was a singer/Songwriter in the Southern Gospel Music industry that wrote some of histories most prolific songs; such as “Standing in the Presence of the King”, “Leavin’ On My Mind”, “Home”, “John the Revelator”, “Standing in the Need of Prayer”, “Had it Not Been” “I Believe He’s Coming Back” “Look for Me” and “Who Am I?” His songs have been covered by many of the top artists in the music industry including Elvis Presley, The Imperials, JD Sumner & The Stamps, The Speers, The Happy Goodman Family, Michael English and Gaither Vocal Band.

Goodman performed with The Plainsmen Quartet but he is better known with his family group, The Happy Goodman Family. Along with his brothers Howard, Sam, Bobby and his Sister in-law Vestal Goodman they changed Gospel Music forever. He is also the father of singer/songwriter and former member of The Goodmans and Heirloom, Tanya Goodman Sykes

Goodman launched his solo career in 1975 when Canaan Records founder Marvin Norcross approached him to record his first solo album. Goodman agreed and recorded The Singer.

He frequently performed both as a soloist and with his own group, "The Goodmans" on the popular Southern Gospel television series "Sing Out America." In 1987, he joined host Bill Traylor and Kelly Nelon Thompson as the co-host of the series until his death, Rusty Goodman died of cancer on November 11, 1990.He was inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1993 and then inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1997.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1971 Singing News Fan Awards - Favorite Male Singer
  • 1972 Singing News Fan Awards - Favorite Male Singer
  • 1972 Singing News Fan Awards - Favorite Baritone Singer
  • 1980 GMA Dove Award Rusty Goodman - You Make It Rain For Me (Cover Photo or Cover Art)
  • 1993 GMA Hall of Fame
  • 1997 SGMA Hall of Fame

Discography[edit]

Rusty Goodman Discography
1976–1984

(Canaan Records)

  • 1976 The Singer
  • 1979 You Make It Rain For Me
  • 1980 Escape To The Light
  • 1984 Family Band
1988

(Benson Records)

  • 1988 To Be Honest With You
1988

(Homeland Records)

  • 1988 To the Homeland
Rusty Goodman Compilations & Re-issues
1985

(Canaan Records)

  • 1985 Hits
1998

(Homeland Records)

  • 1998 Canaan Classics - The Singer
2005

(New Haven)

  • 2005 The Essential Collection

See also[edit]

The Happy Goodman Family

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Elvis Presley - Who Am I

Written by Charles (Rusty) Goodman. Recorded 22nd February 1969. Album 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

Leaving On My Mind ~ Rusty Goodman

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Copy of Vibrant Praise - Home

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Rusty Goodman - Leaving On My Mind

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Taken from the album: "Rusty Goodman-The Essential Collection" Released in 2005 By New Haven Records A Brief Biography can be found at the following link... ...

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Rusty Goodman - Because of Calvary

This is me singing with Rusty Goodman.

"Jesus Knows All About It" - Rusty Goodman

Rusty Goodman on the Sing Out America television program that aired in 1986.

For loving me

Richard Sanson and Charles Sanson_ For Loving Me. Rusty Goodman cover.

Over the Next Hill Happy Goodmens Johnny Cook Birmingham

Recorded years ago at the Memorial Auditorium in Birmingham, Alabama. I have the entire concert on CD, originally recorded on a Sony Reel to Reel Recorder.

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