Mitch Rossell Returns Home To Rhythm & Brews With God, Girls & Football

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - by Mark Herndon

The man in black is coming back…… no it can’t be Johnny Cash and Clint Black never seemed interested in the Chattanooga “Live” music scene.  Mike Dougher, manager of R&B, will open the doors of the house of Rhythm & Brews early Saturday night expecting the concert to begin at 9 p.m.  to a full house of fans.  Chattanoogans have experienced a warm feeling under this man and his music. He is just finishing a wrap on a video “ God, Girls and Football” days before in Booneville, Miss.

Mitch Rossell and his band will step off his bus on Chattanooga soil Saturday afternoon visiting with family.  The several times I have been to Mitch’s concerts is like being with family.  I have met most of his family and many of his friends.  Mitch is real with his faith, family and career.  He has centered himself around brilliant people such as his manager Josh Logan.  When Mitch is not touring, he spends morning hours with some of the best songwriters in Nashville writing with some of the biggest songwriters in country music such as Monty Criswell, Mark Nesler, Odie Blackmon, Tim Menizies, Pat McLaughlin, Bill Luther, Shane Minor, Mark Beeson and Ben Stennis.

 This country music man has sold out Rhythm & Brews twice and expects another huge turnout for Chattanooga’s singer and songwriter Mitch Rossell on Saturday night.  After listening to his latest release on April 12th, which he premiered at Rhythm & Brews, every song has the best potential to be charted number 1 from his CD “I Got Dressed Up For This”.  Mitch Rossell, originally from Chattanooga, made the move to Nashville in 2009, when he graduated from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. He is currently a regular in Music City’s most popular establishments, such as Tootsies, Rippy’s, Honky Tonk Central, and 3rd and Lindsley. He has been on the fast track since arriving in Nashville. Mitch also books regular gigs outside of Nashville, traveling for much of the year in an effort to touch as many fans as he can.

 At 25, Mitch has refused to bow to typical industry pressures. He has been approached several times to try out for popular Reality-TV Shows such as “The Voice" and "America’s Got Talent,” but Rossell believes he can make it the old-fashioned way—with pure talent, strong songwriting, selling records independently, increasing his booking schedule, and merchandizing. He has already written over 250 songs, and fans say his abilities are increasing with every one he writes.  His website bio continues as Rossell maintains a consistent online presence that has allowed his fans to keep up with his happenings and new music: Mitch is a regular contributor on YouTube. He has over 65 videos of covers and originals, garnering over 27,000 subscribers and 6.5 million-collective-video views.

He has also made quite an impression on several big stars in country music. He teamed up with Eric Church and Dick Clark Productions prior to the American Country Music Awards (ACMs) in 2011 in a “Duets” series. Rossell also hit it off with superstar group Zac Brown Band last year. He was contacted by John Driskell Hopkins and has kept in touch with many members of the band since and many have played on his studio records; as well as building relationships with Brad Paisley’s fiddle player Justin Williamson, steel guitar  Randle Currie, drummer  Ben Sesar, and Jason “Slim” Gambill lead guitarist for multi-platinum Capitol Nashville recording artist Lady Antebellum; all of which play on Rossell’s studio records and at live events with him in town and on the road as their schedule permits.

In 2011, Rossell formed an independent music label with his long-time friend and manager Josh Logan. Together they have continued to build the Mitch Rossell brand. On Veterans Day 2013 Rossell released a ground-breaking music video for his single off of the new album "A Soldier's Memoir", which stars MSG Chris Corbin as the lead actor. Hot on the heels of that release, he most recently released his long-anticipated album "I Got Dressed Up For This". The album debuted at #27 on the iTunes Top 100 Country Albums. The first single off of the new record will be "God, Girls, and Football". Rossell's manager says they will once again tap the services of the talented Alexander Ma of Alexander Films, which produced the music videos for "Whoever Thought of Whiskey" and "A Soldier's Memoir".  The "God, Girls, and Football" video will be shot in Mississippi this July  with a release date of Aug. 15. The single and video will be promoted on radio and in television by music industry promotion veterans.

Rossell has recently formed several strategic partnerships with such companies as Orion's Kin TV, Tactical Night Vision Company, and American Born Moonshine. Orion's Kin TV is a new hunting show that will be featured on the Pursuit Channel in 2015. Rossell was tapped by Orion's Kin to create the intro music. Orion's Kin and Mitch Rossell will once again partner with MSG Chris Corbin and Tactical Night Vision Company. Only this time they are going night vision hog hunting. See partnership page for more info.

 Rossell is widely known for his accessibility and friendly demeanor. Through his social media channels, Mitch makes a consistent effort to answer all 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. Check out a couple of his videos on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhdBbeZ1cYA / Soldier’s  Memoir and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p52_0jBjpZg /Perfect.

Mitch Rossell, vocal, guitar

Matthew Williamson, bass

Derrck Cricket McCullough, drums

Justiin Williamson, fiddle

Josh Sampson, guitar

Derek Wells, guitar (special)

Josh Logan, Manager

 More about Mitch Rossell can be found at his website http://www.mitchrossell.com and social media Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/officialmitchrossell or contact Artist Management by email at mitchrossellbooking@gmail.com .

Mark A Herndon, CPG (m.a.herndon@comcast.net)
Professional Photographer
Chattanoogan.com
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Lasting Visions Studio
P.O. Box 1201
Hixson, TN 37343
423-593-0859
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