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A true touring musician, Gooding has played more than 800 shows across the country, including a recent 50-state tour with stops at 16 military bases. In addition to his recent single “Mountain” hitting the top 50 in Triple-A radio, Gooding’s music can be heard in “Clear History,” “Don Jon,” “The Good Wife” and “Numbers,” as well as campaigns for Yamaha, Dodge and Chrysler, all accomplished through his publishing catalog, Kingdom 2 Music, and independent label, S3 Records. In recent years Gooding has become well known for his humanitarian work as a celebrity ambassador for Quincy Jones’s Operation Hope, as an honorary committee member for the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and for his Financial Literacy Tour at high schools throughout the Midwest. For more information visit, and

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