Emerging country hitmaker, Josh Ross has released a Spotify Singles collaboration with Jackson Dean.
The two ‘Hot Country Artists to Watch’ teamed up to cover Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash’s iconic Girl from the North Country. Ross and Dean infuse their soulful sound into this story of lost love, resulting in a heartfelt and modern take on the classic.
“I’m excited for this song to be out,” shares Ross. “When Jackson brought the song Girl from the North Country to me, I immediately felt connected to it and hadn’t heard it in so long. I’m a huge Johnny Cash fan and always think of my roots in the North. I love that I got the chance to lean into a different vibe than what I normally record through this song.”
“It’s a damn good tune,” adds Dean. “I hope we did it justice for Dylan and Cash. This song has been a long-time favourite of mine and it was a cool shot to interpret it with Josh.”
Listen below or via the link here.
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, hitting country radio this summer. Recently sharing the bill with Chase Rice and Lee Brice, he will join Nickelback and Brantley Gilbert on the upcoming GET ROLLIN’ TOUR across North America.
Echoing the primary themes of country infused with a fresh, modern sound, 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, Ross is an artist bound by the act of forging past and overcoming restraints.
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. Capturing attention across the US with placement on Spotify’s top country playlists, First Taste of Gone proved the rising Nashville star’s emerging presence in the genre.
Recently, 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, Ross has tallied nearly 90 million streams across his collection of songs.
In addition to On A Different Night and First Taste of Gone, his catalogue includes summertime anthem Tall Boys, and the latest too-close-to-home emotional track Red Flags. This year, 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.
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