Today, country singer-songwriter and hitmaker Josh Ross shares his latest track “Ain’t Doin’ Jack,” available everywhere here.
Originally envisioned as an emotional ballad, Ross was inspired to transform “Ain’t Doin’ Jack” to an upbeat country-rock anthem once he was invited to join acclaimed rock band, Nickelback, on tour this summer. Appealing to fans of both genres, the Nashville-recorded song is tailor-made for his energetic live performance, and Ross kicks off the party with the track each night on the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR.
“’Ain’t Doin’ Jack’ was written with my good friends Mason Thornley, Ben Stoll, and Sam Martinez on a writing retreat in the Smoky Mountains,” shares Ross. Ben originally had the idea about Jack Daniel’s not doing the trick to get over a girl. When we first started writing the song, we thought of doing it as a sad ballad. But while we were on the writing trip, we got the news that I was going to be opening for Nickelback on their Get Rollin’ Tour, so we thought making it a country-rock song for our live set would be a cool idea. All of this happened before we knew it would even be released, so I’m excited to share it.”
The track follows previous releases from Ross including “Red Flags,” a pair of Top 5 Canadian country radio hits – “On A Different Night” and “First Taste of Gone” – and his debut US single, “Trouble,” that hit country radio this summer. Since its release, “Trouble” has surpassed 40 million streams globally and is climbing charts in Canada, US, and Australia.
Ross was recently announced to support Bailey Zimmerman on RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. in 2024, after previously joining Zimmerman on a run of shows earlier this year. Ross continues to gain new fans while on Nickelback’s GET ROLLIN’ TOUR with Brantley Gilbert, taking the stage in Inglewood, CA (7/14) and Las Vegas, NV (7/15) this weekend. For tickets and a full list of tour dates and to sign up for Josh Ross’ mailing list, please visit JoshRossMusic.com.
Later this summer, Ross makes his Grand Ole Opry debut on July 26th in Nashville.
***Breaking through in Music City, he is an established hitmaker in Canada, standing as the most-nominated artist at the upcoming 2023 CCMAs with six nods – including Male Artist of the Year and Fan’s Choice – where he is also set to perform.