Brian Goyette is a 2014 GHS graduate and a talented musician. Although he recently made a move to Nashville to pursue his dream, his Greendale roots run deep. Brian wrote and recorded a song called Montgomery Drive, which is the street that he grew up on. Thank you, Brian, for this wonderful tribute to Greendale! We are excited to follow your musical career!
Links to more of Brian’s music can be found at the end of this interview.
Hey y’all my name is Brian Goyette and I graduated from Greendale High School in 2014. I bounced around for college, from UW-Oshkosh to UW-Whitewater, and switched my major a time or two to try to find my groove. But music and singing was always something I knew I loved to do. So in 2018, I decided to start a page on Instagram dedicated to music; posting cover songs of my favorite artists, mostly country. In late 2019 early 2020, people started noticing and opportunities starting arising, so I made the decision to move to Nashville to pursue a career in music. But then COVID struck, so I spent all of 2020 working around home in Greendale to set myself and my dream up even better, writing songs and working my my craft. In January, I hit the studio for the first time and recorded a 3 song single, titled Montgomery Drive, a song that I wrote about Greendale and how much I appreciate everything it has done for me. I made my move to Nashville the day after I released the single, and have been making progress towards pursuing my dream.
Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
My parents are Dennis and Kitty Goyette, and I have three brothers: Evan, Kenan and Colin. Evan and his wife Lindsay have a baby boy, my nephew, Owen.
Q: Please tell us about your current career. What do you love most about what you do?
Music is something I have loved since I can remember. I love how I can really express my emotions through singing, it is very therapeutic to me.
Q: How long have you lived or worked in Greendale?
I grew up in Greendale, so I lived there for 25 years.
Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
I am a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Lord of the Rings. Game of Thrones, The Office, Friends, and The Ranch are some of my favorite TV shows.
Q: What advice would you give to people?
Find what you love and do it for work if you can.
Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Play a show at Summerfest.
Q: What is your go to band when you can’t decide what to listen to?
Brantley Gilbert is an artist I can always go back to.
Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about Greendale?
The Village Club is a place my family and I always went to as kids, and I also worked there for 3 summers
Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about Greendale?
I love the small town feel of it.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
I hope to be right in the thick of the country music universe, with a few albums out and many shows under my belt.
Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
The 4th of July and the weeks preceding it is my favorite time of the year
Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My parents, my friends, and honestly, myself.
Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Close, comfort, Panthers