IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW CAMERON ROSS – ARKANSAS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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Cameron, a native of Osceola, AR, comes from a heritage deeply rooted in God and music.  As a child, he always knew that he had a place in music, but didn’t know exactly where.  That all changed when he entered the 6th grade.  Determined to play the drums, he signed up for middle school band. However, his parents told him that he had to play saxophone.  “I didn’t want to play it because it had too many buttons.”  After being tired of always getting last chair in band class, he decided to take his sax home and actually practice it.  This resulted in him getting first chair and he has been soaring since.

Cameron began playing in church at the age of 14 along with his brother Byron, who had just began playing the trumpet.  They, along with some other musicians at their church, formed and instrumental group called “The Promiseland Band”.  They performed at their local church and other functions throughout town.  As the members started to get older, interest in the group started to decline.  This is when Cameron decided to start his solo career.  By the age of 16, Cameron was traveling all across the state to play at different functions.  His efforts were rewarded by receiving a full tuition scholarship to Arkansas State University where he earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree.  He has since played with some of the top names in gospel and jazz and his résumé is continuously building.

Cameron currently resides in Marion, AR with his wife Vicki.  They have two children, Joshua and Ariel.  He also is a middle school band teacher with Memphis City Schools and serves at World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church.

Cameron’s first cd will be available this summer entitled, “New Perspective”. He’s ready to take the world by storm!

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

CAMERON ROSS:  I currently live in Marion, Arkansas, which is 10 minutes from Memphis. However, I grew up in Osceola, Arkansas.

IAA:  What is your music background?

CAMERON ROSS:   I started playing saxophone at the age of 11 in the 6th grade.  While in junior high, I started my own instrumental band that traveled throughout the state of Arkansas performing at different shows and events.  I also was able to get a lot of performance experience by playing at my church.  I eventually earned a band scholarship to Arkansas State University and graduated with a bachelors of music education. I am currently a band director in the Memphis school system along with my performing career.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

CAMERON ROSS:  For years I have recorded with other artists and help them achieve their goals.  I am wanting to share with others the gift that God has given to me.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

CAMERON ROSS:   My music deals with love, relationships, and spirituality.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

CAMERON ROSS:  My music is directed to people of all walks of life because of the diversity of it.  It incorporates the elements of several types of music giving it no barriers of age, sex, or race.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

CAMERON ROSS:  My musical influences are countless, however, at the top would be Kirk Whalum, Joshua Redman, John Coltrane, and Fred Hammond.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

CAMERON ROSS:  Inspirational, soothing, exciting, and provoking.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

CAMERON ROSS:  All of my music and every title has a distinct message.  Its purpose is to reach the listener and bring hope and change into their lives. Even at my live shows, I become personal and connect with the audience so that they gain something thru the message of my music.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

CAMERON ROSS:  I am currently working on my first cd entitled “New Perspective”. It is scheduled to be released this summer.

IAA:  What are your  career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

CAMERON ROSS:  My  ultimate career goal is to be a household name, not just in the area of instrumental music, but in music as a whole. Some of my goals include:

1. Recording with or being featured with other well known artist

2. Performing internationally

3. Starting or help start a musical arts academy for children

These are also things that I see myself doing within 10 years.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

CAMERON ROSS:  Web site: www.cameronrossmusic.com

Twitter @cameronrossax

Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cameron-Ross-Music/117583855359

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/cameronross

Email: cameron@cameronrossmusic.com

 

 

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, I am sooo impressed after reading this amazing article, for its great to know more about the anointed and talented man of God blowing behind the sax. Cameron, I wish you all the best in life and for God to bless everything you put your hands to. Keep moving forward with the dreams, visions, and goals that God has placed on the inside of you and know that He is with you every step of the way. GOD BLESS

  2. The facebook page of Cameron Ross came up on my page as a possible “like.” I listened and I liked. I have been following his progress since. I hope to entice him to Tulsa some day to perform. I love his style of music and I appreciate his commitment to his spiritual values when so much of our society avoids the subject. I am anticipating the release of his first project. Thank you for profiling a very talented artist deserving of the recognition..

  3. Young man is my son’s teacher. Making impressive marks in music industry and in our future. Love the Music you make and how it touches lives in ways beyond your understanding. Thanks.

  4. You already know I am a fan Mr.Ross…
    I believe you will do exactly what you have
    been anointed to do.. You are truly an inspiration
    in the music world as well as life in general..
    My prayer is for you to continue to do what
    God has intended for you and also for you to
    stay humble and reach others as you have
    so graciously done thus far!! God Bless!!!

  5. I’m so proud of you! You have made some great accomplishments. You can make it to the top, just keep believing and doing what your doing and I’m sure the rest of your desires will come to pass. Congratulations you will do well 😉

  6. I can remember playing basketball next door to Cameron and while I was playing he was practicing on the sax. It’s great the you are finally coming out with your solo project, it’s long overdue. You are the best in my opinion…..the world of music will be blessed to have to have Cameron Ross.

  7. I know you are following your dreams and that’s why you will continue to have success. Continue to be an inspiration to many as you too were inspired. Congratulations your solo project, It has been a long time coming.

  8. Congratulations on your solo project my friend. Indeed a great article. The Lord has his hands all over you and i have to admit that you r an amazing saxophonist.
    Continued success*

    Chase London Ent.

  9. I REALLY ENJOY YOUR MUSIC CAMERON, AS WELL AS YOUR VOICE. WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOU I WAS HOOKED! SERIOUSLY! NOW I AM A FAN! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, YOU WILL BE A STAR! SEE YA AT THE GRAMMYS!

  10. i enjoyed learning about your musical background,what drives you and i hope everything works out for you.

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