Launching his career in Christian music as a hit songwriter for the likes of Caedmon's Call, Jason Gray and Ginny Owens, it was Goodgame's friendship with renowned singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson that helped shift his trajectory. In 2007, the young fathers collaborated on a collection of songs they'd penned for their children: Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies.The well-received side project led to their stint as writers of "silly songs" for VeggieTales, and Goodgame's calling in family entertainment was solidified.
"If a child's favorite music is richly layered with high-caliber musicianship and strong, enduring melodies, it deepens and broadens their palate for beautiful things in all aspects of life," Goodgame says of his philosophy. "At the same time, it has to be fun! Silliness is a child's native language, and when they start laughing it helps us parents remember how to be kids too."Solely curating the tour-de-force Slugs & Bugs series these days, Goodgame has become a rock star of the genre to both children and parents. Combining first-class artistry--he and his slew of ultra-talented collaborators--with lyrics rich in timeless Truth has proven a surefire recipe for success. In short, Slugs & Bugs songs may catch the ears of kids, but they pierce the hearts of moms and dads, opening a precious door for families to worship Jesus and grow in the Word together. "With artistic excellence, Gospel clarity, and child-like joy,Slugs & Bugs exists to be the world's most fun tool for spiritual growth," Goodgame states of the series' overall mission. "My prayer is that through listening together the music will help children grow into disciples and help parents grow into children."