Sunday, January 19, 2020
– Ross Ellis has signed with Sony.
"I'm so excited to join the Sony Music family. When I moved to this town five years ago, I was broke, had written maybe five songs and didn't know a soul on music row," said Ellis. "Now with an army of personal and professional support behind me and most importantly, God, I'm ready for what comes next on this crazy journey. And yes, that includes new music very, very soon."
Born and raised in Monterey, La., Ellis began playing at 15 in a band he formed with his cousin and some high school friends called "Wayside." The band gained a 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 a couple singer/songwriters who were looking for a third roommate. He worked various part time jobs during the day while songwriting in the evenings and weekends as well as playing writer's rounds every chance he could.
Ellis has released tracks independently since moving to Nashville including, "Home for the Weekend" in 2017, followed by his hauntingly powerful song, "Ghosts," in 2018. He also celebrated a deeply personal milestone when fellow Louisiana native, Tim McGraw, released, "Neon Church," co-written by Ellis, Ben Goldsmith and Ben Stennis in October 2018.
While writing and recording, Ellis has toured alongside Chris Janson, Brett Young, Chase Rice, Raelynn, and Eli Young Band.