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27 JULY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Rising singer/songwriter Josh Ross made his Grand Ole Opry debut last night (7/26), stepping into the circle for the first time for a packed house of his family, friends, team, and country music fans.


Opening with “First Taste Of Gone,” the true-to-life ballad that kicked off his whirlwind journey in Nashville, Ross then performed his debut U.S. single “Trouble.” After an emotional pause on stage to take in the moment with gratitude, he earned a standing ovation and shared with the audience, “It’s special when people connect to your music, and feel the same way you’re feeling. It’s amazing to see what songs can do. Honestly music has saved me, and songwriting has saved me.”


His Opry debut follows a string of high-profile achievements for Ross, as he climbs the country charts with “Trouble” and turns heads with his latest release, the upbeat anthem “Ain’t Doin’ Jack.” Stacking acclaim in both the U.S. and Canada, he is the most-nominated artist at this year’s CCMAs with six nods. On the road now with Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert for the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR across North America, he will join Bailey Zimmerman on RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR. in 2024. For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit


Echoing the primary themes of country infused with a fresh, modern sound, Josh Ross’s take on love, work, and play is often documented through his whirlwind experiences. Developing an ever-evolving career amidst the drawbacks of injuries, lockdowns, and conflicting relationships, Josh Ross is a country artist bound by the act of forging past and overcoming restraints. Josh Ross debuted with his independently released cathartic ballad on romantic losses, "First Taste of Gone," which garnered stellar traction across North America for the Nashville-based singer and proved his emerging presence in the genre.

Recently, Josh Ross has pushed even further in his career with his major label signing to Universal Music Canada, teaming up with Universal Music Group Nashville, and management by The Core Entertainment. Often writing from personal experiences, Josh Ross has tallied more than 140 million streams across his collection of songs. In addition to “On A Different Night” and “First Taste of Gone,” his catalog includes country-rock anthem “Ain’t Doin’ Jack,” and the too-close-to-home emotional track “Red Flags.” This year, Josh Ross was announced as one of Spotify’s Hot Country Artists To Watch 2023 and already garnered his second Top 5 Canadian radio hit with “On A Different Night.” His debut US single, “Trouble,” can be heard on country radio now, as he joins Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the GET ROLLIN’ TOUR this summer. Stay tuned for more from Josh Ross as he continues to anchor himself as one of country’s most promising new artists.