Ross Ellis

Ross Ellis

Ross Ellis

Signed to Sony Music Nashville, Ross Ellis was born and raised in the small town of Monterey, Louisiana. At fifteen years old, he started the band, “Wayside” with his cousin and some high school friends. The band gained a strong following throughout Ellis’ high school and college years, playing venues across Louisiana and Mississippi. After graduating from University of Louisiana at Monroe, Ellis turned down multiple job offers to instead move to Nashville. After a month of living out of hotels, Ellis met singer/songwriters, Jameson Rodgers and Hunter Phelps, who were looking for a third roommate. After less than a year of working part time jobs, evening and weekend writing, and playing writer’s rounds, Ellis caught the attention of BMI’s Bradley Collins. A short time later, he signed at Big Deal Music. In late 2017, Ellis was named Sirius XM’s latest “Highway Find” with the release of his first single, “Home for the Weekend.” His hauntingly powerful song, “Ghosts,” reached the top 10 most played songs on SiriusXM’s The Highway. He also celebrated a career milestone when fellow Louisiana native, Tim McGraw, released in October of 2018 the new single, “Neon Church,” co-written by Ellis, Ben Goldsmith and Ben Stennis. Much of his early acclaim is no doubt due to soulful and personal tracks like “Buy and Buy” with country superstar Thomas Rhett telling Nash Country Daily “…it’s one of the freshest songs on the radio.” The song went on to hit No. 1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s Top 30 Countdown and has been featured on Apple Music's Breaking Country, Amazon’s Introducing Country and Spotify's Wild Country. Since its release last fall, “Buy and Buy” has continued to receive a strong response from listeners as well reaching over 6 million in consumption to date and over 25,000 in sales. Earlier this year Ellis headlined Tin Roof’s Inaugural “Nashville Hits the Roof” Concert Series Presented by SiriusXM’s The Highway. While continuing to write and record, he has toured alongside the likes of Chris Janson, Brett Young, Chase Rice, Raelynn, and Eli Young Band. For more information, visit rossellismusic.com or on social media @RossEllisMusic.