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Josh Ross

Breakout singer-songwriter Josh Ross releases his highly anticipated EP, Complicated, today. The eight-song project includes his emotional power ballad “Trouble” and current chart-riser “Single Again.” Deeply invested in each note, Ross co-wrote seven of the EP’s eight tracks, produced by frequent collaborator Matt Geroux.

Ross shares, “I’ve been waiting to share this body of work with all of you. I’m a complicated person, and these songs reflect the last few years of my life. I’ve been inspired by a lot of different types of music, but country has such a traditional style of storytelling and the meaning behind a lyric stands true. My goal was to allow people to see all the different sides of me. I hope everyone finds a story in these songs they can relate to.”

Showcasing a next generation talent who pairs heart-on-his-sleeve storytelling with a modern country-rock edge, Ross’ rich vocal rasp explores a season of life that wasn’t always pretty. Like puzzle pieces, each track showcases the nuanced artist and performer Ross is, and where he is headed.

Last night, Ross celebrated the release of Complicated at downtown Nashville’s Ole Red. Following a live performance of the full EP for fans, friends and industry, he was surprised on stage by UMG Nashville Chair & CEO Cindy Mabe and Universal Music Canada SVP, Marketing JP Boucher with a plaque commemorating “Trouble” earning RIAA Gold certification in the US. The track has also been certified Double-Platinum in Canada.

The rising star has tallied more than 370 million career streams and been named an Artist to Watch by Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora, MusicRow, and more. Last month he was named a member of the Grand Ole Opry’s coveted Opry NextStage Class of 2024, spotlighting country music’s rising talent. Recently wrapping his Canadian headlining ‘The Trouble Tour’ and selling out each show, he is currently supporting Bailey Zimmerman’s ‘Religiously. The Tour.’ Ross will take the stage this spring at Stagecoach and Country Thunder, and was tapped to join select dates of Luke Bryan’s ‘Mind Of A Country Boy Tour.” For tickets and a full list of tour dates, please visit

Josh Ross’ Complicated Track List:
1. “Single Again” (Josh Ross, Joe Fox, Brad Rempel)
2. “Tell Me A Lie” (Cameron Bedell, Lauren McLamb, Johnny Clawson)
3.  “Truck Girl” (Josh Ross, Johnny Gates, Mason Thornley, Jared Griffin)
4.  “Complicated” (Josh Ross, Heath Warren, Mason Thornley, Matt Geroux)
5.  “She Don’t Smoke” (Josh Ross, Joe Fox, Brad Rempel, Mason Thornley)
6.  “Trouble” (Josh Ross, Mason Thornley)
7.  “Burn Back” (Josh Ross, Mason Thornley, Sam Martinez, Benjamin Stoll)
8.  “Matching Tattoos” (Josh Ross, Joe Fox, Brad Rempel, Mason Thornley)

Produced by Matt Geroux


Audio / Josh Ross says he has two different sides to his music.


Josh Ross (different sides) OC: …different stuff. :37
“I’m still in the early ages of the new artist thing and trying to really let people get to know me, and I just look forward to kind of taking people on the journey of like this is where I was when I started songwriting, and this is the first song I wrote and this is when I went through this phase. I think a lot of people can kind of go on that rollercoaster with me of okay, this is a really fun song and we’re partying to this on a Friday, and then now we’re emotional and going through stuff on a Tuesday, and that’s just me as a person. My mom’s always joked that I’m a Gemini and I try to bring that into my shows – there’s two different sides to the emotions, and yeah, just give everybody a packed full show of different stuff.”

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