|Born||March 19, 1931|
|Origin||Bremen, Alabama, United States|
|Died||August 1, 1991(aged 60)|
|Associated acts||The Happy Goodman Family|
Life and careerEdit
Goodman served in the United States Air Force, and after his discharge, joined The Happy Goodman Family. Sam acted as the group's spokesperson, and introduced the members and their songs on stage. On record albums produced by The Happy Goodman Family, Sam was known for telling comical stories about his family. The group performed at camp meetings, all night sings, churches, and on television and radio.
Goodman won a Singing News Fan Award for Favorite Baritone in 1974. In 1982, Goodman received Minister's credentials with the Assemblies of God. The Happy Goodman Family split up in 1983. In 1990, Sam reunited with siblings Howard, Rusty, and Vestal to record the album The Reunion, which received a Grammy nomination that year.
- 1979—Happiness Is
- 1984—The Newest Thing Around