MITCH ROSSELL TALKS LIFE, MUSIC AND HIS
FIRST MAJOR CUT “ASK ME HOW I KNOW”
“Mitch Rossell has one of those voices that spins your head around the second you hear it, but that is only the beginning,” says Brooks, “Once he has your attention, get ready for some of the best lyrics and melodies you have ever heard.” -Garth Brooks
I first met Mitch Rossell in July while visiting the Westin Nashville Hotel for an EP release party for a friend. Have I mentioned that’s what I love most about Music City? The endless amount of talent, from the famous honky tonks on Broadway to chatting with the mastermind behind Garth Brook’s 19th No. 1 “Ask Me How I Know.” Side Note: (It has been just over 10 years since Garth topped Billboards’ Country Airplay chart with his song “More Than a Memory.”)
Mitch is the definition of “dreams do come true.” He just wrapped Garth Brook’s World Tour opening select dates across the country and ended at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena performing for a sold-out crowd. Rossell, whose mannerisms parallel those of his mentor Mr. Brook’s had a way of connecting with the fans from the moment he stepped on stage. His ability to draw you in and pull real, raw emotion is what I love best about his prolific songwriting.
If you take anything from this interview, know that success doesn’t happen overnight. As we learned from Mitch, it’s years of hard work, determination, discipline and lots of closed doors. In a town where dreams are easily crushed, we learned through him that staying faithful to who you truly are will go a long way!
For more on Mitch Rossell, please visit his website here.
About Mitch Rossell: Mitch Rossell, originally from the hills of East Tennessee, is blazing a trail through the world of country music. His prolific songwriting and unique artistry has garnered the unshakable support of music fans across all genres. With a tenacious work ethic and no-shortcut approach, he has laid the foundation for a promising career. Growing up, Rossell’s life was filled with much adversity, which he credits for his determination and grit. Rossell discovered his passion for guitar his freshman year of college, an instrument he picked up to honor his late father. He quickly found himself locked in his dorm room skipping classes to indulge in his newfound musical obsession. Upon graduating with a degree in Business Management, Rossell made the move to Nashville in 2010. Rossell made a decision early on that he was going to take the road less traveled. 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. 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. Recently, Rossell finished his studio album “Raised By The Radio.” Some of the tracks are even co-produced with his mentor, Mr. Brooks.