Yet at the time, Godsey's love of music was competing with another interest - football. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was playing defensive end for the Avon Orioles.
"They ended up clashing a bunch," Godsey said of football and music. "I'd have a concert and a football game both on the same day. I just kept praying, knowing I had to make a decision on one."
The team was practicing three times a day just before the start of the season and Godsey's sophomore year. He ended up suffering a concussion during the first practice one day, but didn't know it and proceeded to participate in the next two. By the time it was discovered, Godsey was in such bad shape that he could only attend school for half-days that first semester.
"That took away everything that used brain activity except for soft music," said Godsey, who was finally cleared of his concussion last summer. "God taking away everything except for music was His plan."
As if that wasn't a clear enough indicator of which path Godsey should take, he got an e-mail from Aaron Rice, a Nashville-based producer who has worked with some major acts in Christian music. Rice wanted to produce a full-length record for Godsey, a project that became "The Way I See it Now," released last April on Heartspark, Godsey's own imprint. He spent weekends from October 2011 to January '12 recording the album in Nashville. It includes the song "Spark," a duet with former Hawk Nelson vocalist Jason Dunn, one of Godsey's favorite bands.
"It was crazy trying to keep everything - school and music - on track," Godsey said of the experience. "I was trying to write songs in my free time and do homework."