How people receive NewSong's style of music isn't the only thing that's changed with the band in the past 30 years.
"I had hair when we started," he said and laughed.
Since he got started in music, Goodwin raised a family. He has three children and five grandchildren.
"Four little boys and one little girl," he said. "They're my downtime."
He keeps up with his kids as best he can. His daughter is a photographer. His youngest son, Matthew, followed his father into the music business and is also married to Christian singer/songwriter Francesca Battistelli. Goodwin's eldest son is the pastor of a small church in Ohio, where Goodwin and his wife attend services.
"They have a little place downtown," he said. "They've had to knock the walls down twice to let more people in."
Goodwin is pleased to attend church where his son is pastor, though he acknowledged that with being on the road so much, his wife goes more often than he does.
"When I'm home, I go," he said.
Contemporary Christian music is bigger now than it was when Goodwin first started, keeping him on the road more often. He said NewSong performs about 110 dates a year. The band tours around the world, both alone and with other artists.
As with musicians of any other genre, life on the road can present its own set of challenges and temptations for Christian artists. It would be easy to get too busy or too distracted to keep up with their faith.
Goodwin said they all have to work at that.
"All of us have to carry out our own quiet time," he said. "I like to pray and get in The Book in the morning."
The tour also tries to take care of the spiritual needs of its performers. Some tours bring chefs, personal trainers or tutors with them -- Winter Jam has two tour preachers.
"We also have Jam church," Goodwin said. "Each artist on the tour takes a turn leading praise and worship while one of the pastors shares the message."
He said that finding time to study the Bible, pray and hear the word of God is important, especially on the road.
"We have to be held accountable," he said. "We have to make an effort to keep our minds focused on spiritual matters. It's part of the walk."
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.