So who the heck is Mitch Rossell?
That’s a name you may or may not heard of, depending on what you read and whether or not you like Garth Brooks.
Rossell is on tour with Brooks and is also playing his own headlined shows. The two produced Rossell’s album “Raised By The Radio.”
“Mitch Rossell has one of those voices that spins your head around the second you hear it, but that is only the beginning,” Brooks says. “Once he has your attention, get ready for some of the best lyrics and melodies you have ever heard.”
Rossell comes from Tennessee and is showing promise as a country star. He found his love for music in college when he picked up the guitar his freshman year. After that, he often locked himself in his dorm room, skipping classes, and writing songs. In 2010, after graduating, he moved to Nashville to pursue music.
Rossell soon received offers to audition for The Voice and American Idol. He turned them all down. As CMT writes, “Rossell believes he can make it the old fashioned way—with pure talent, strong [songwriting], selling records independently, increasing his booking schedule, and [merchandising].
“He has already written over 250 songs, and fans say his abilities are increasing with every one he writes. Mitch currently spends most mornings, when he is in town and not out on the road touring, writing with some of the biggest songwriters in country music.” Some of those songwriters include Monty Criswell, Mark Nesler, Odie Blackmon and Tim Menizies.
In 2011, he started his own music label, Just Nice Entertainment, with his longtime friend and manager, Josh Logan.
“Rossell is widely known for his accessibility and friendly demeanor,” writes CMT. “Through his social media channels, Mitch makes a consistent effort to…answer questions and comments, and keep fans informed about new music or events. Rossell says he plans to keep that up for as long as he is able to, and remains humbled by it all.”
He certainly is not going the paved roads. He’s taking the back roads through the woods.
“In a world full of quick fixes and so-called shortcuts to success, Rossell knew it would take time to grow into the artist he wanted to become,” says his website. “While most will only see the larger than life moments, Rossell remains humbled and driven by the years of struggling in a town that swallows up so many hopefuls.”
Here’s a short Q&A that he did with Huffington Post:
Describe yourself to fans in one sentence:
I’m just an all-American kid who loves good country music.
2015 accomplishment you’re most proud of:
I got to play an entire show with my musical hero and mentor, Garth Brooks, in Dallas, Texas!
One surprising or unique thing about yourself:
I’m an outgoing introvert. I love talking to and meeting new people and playing shows, but when my batteries get low nothing recharges them like spending some time alone.
Thing you’re most looking forward to in 2016:
Writing more songs, working on my new record, and hopefully getting out on the road on a consistent tour schedule.