BigDawg Spotlight On: Patriot Rock/Americana Artist Chris Ross by Lisa Mei Norton 3 May 2011 post a comment Share This: Who is Chris Ross? Chris Ross Chris Ross is a great American, an amazingly gifted musician/singer-songwriter, and a superb conservative voice in the fight to save this great country. Upon hearing the first few bars of his song Freedom, I knew I was going to really dig his music. I was right. I was instantly hooked. His songs and vocal style remind me of the music of the band America which I loved back in the day (and still do). How very apropos. When he recently posted one of his newest songs, Restoring Honor, featured on the WatchGlennBeck.com site, I just knew this song would resonate with so many Americans. And it is doing just that. [youtube TmyP7NVuEJE nolink] After I contacted Chris and told him I wanted to do a BigDawg Spotlight piece on him and asked him for his bio, what he sent me turned out to be so much more that I decided to let him answer the opening question himself. I grew up listening to music. My father, a rabid music fan, introduced me to the sounds of the 60s and 70s and I’ve had a passion for music ever since. Today, it is easy to hear these influences in my music. My sound is a combination of modern acoustic pop and country with some classic 70's rock mixed in. In June of 2004 I released my debut CD entitled American Dream featuring heart-filled originals as well as classic covers. This labor of love proved to be a success and spent 10 straight weeks on the top 10 list at www.cdfreedom.com. That site now is www.Nimbit.com. The title track of the album American Dream was inspired by the events of 9-11 and the start of my political awakening. Basically, I was sick of hearing Hollywood types complain about how bad America was and was deeply affected by the events of 9-11 losing a high school friend who was a flight attendant on the 2nd flight that hit the tower. That Song American Dream was the first moments of me waking up politically. In 2007 and 2008 I began writing more political-themed songs. As the Presidential race of 2008 started to heat up I wrote my first song that reached national attention. My song Freedom was featured on both the Glenn Beck Radio show and the Alex Jones radio show in the Spring of 2010. It was also named by the Huffington Post as one of the top 10 Tea Party themed songs of 2010. It currently has close to 20k views on YouTube and has been a successful single on iTunes. The song has also been featured on NewZeal.Blogspot (now TrevorLouden.com), Watchglennbeck.com and many other patriotic websites across the country. This song has been an absolute God-send to me. I have deep faith and this song was one of those instances where I truly felt the Holy Spirit influence me while writing this. I believe we are all here for a reason at this point in time and we all have our jobs to do. I think this is one of my callings -- to help get the message of Freedom out. I care so much about my country and I can’t even fathom that there are people out there who would rather live in Tyranny instead of Freedom. One of the things Glenn Beck really has nailed is that this is truly all about Individual Freedom and Liberty vs. Collective Liberty. Collective Liberty is much easier to control because it is Liberty for the good of all. Well, who decides what is good for all? That is the most important question. By the way, our forefathers fought for Individual Freedom and Liberty over a tyrannical King. The French fought for Collective Liberty. So it is easy to see why America is who she is and France is who she is. How could we have fallen so far so fast? That is what I am aiming to do is to help wake people up and inspire them to relearn the values that our forefathers taught us Recently, I have joined an amazing group of fellow conservative artists at Big Dawg Music Mafia. This was an idea I have had for a long time. Back two or three years ago I was amazed at how little of a forum conservative voices really had. Particularly with all of us musicians out there. However, having a full time job, a family, plus my own gig schedule with music, it was impossible to find time to do it. But it was amazing the amount of musicians I was meeting from just my song Freedom across the country that I knew it was only a matter of time before something like this popped up. I was very encouraged by the amount of people I started to see who were speaking out for their country. I really commend the job Lisa Mei and BigDawg do in promoting all of us. It really is like a conservative record label. We are all helping each other out and promoting songs and videos on social media forums like Facebook. We are also collaborating with each other. For instance, I wrote a song called 1776 that Toots Sweet, another Big Dawg'er, is in the studio recording right now. I wrote that song with him in mind. So we are all trying to help each other out but, more importantly, help our country out in winning the culture war. I think we are producing a bunch of conservative Bob Dylan’s and Crosby Stills and Nash’s from the 60’s but in a modern and conservative way. We desperately need to get young people engaged in this movement. We need young people to realize that living in a free country is way cooler than living in a country where the government tells you what to eat, where to go and watches what you say because it may offend someone. How is turning into a robot from a movie like Minority Report cool? But nonetheless I feel like at least right now the left is winning the battle for young people. Through music and multimedia I think we can turn that around though. Make no mistake, this is a battle. We all hope as conservative musicians that this remains a peaceful battle fought on the battlefield of ideas, debate and ballot boxes. We hope to win the culture war and hope to wake America up! We are a true grassroots organization. We are not Astroturf like these Union thugs that recently tried to interrupt the Boston Tea Party Rally and other Rally’s across the country. Check out this video of them trying to yell over me with a bullhorn while I was playing my song Freedom. [youtube aB5JdYE16v4 Union thugs disrupt Chris Ross performance at Boston Tax Day TEA Party] Then these same goons had the gall to boo and yell over the opening prayer at this event. It is no wonder why these organizations are forcing their members to go out and disrupt these events. Their very livelihood is at stake. To our fault, we have allowed our society to go on too long with entitlements and so many rely on Mommy and Daddy or better yet Uncle Sammy to solve all of their problems and take care of us. We have been conditioned not to question anything that is being decided for us because it is for our benefit. However Thomas Jefferson once said: Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear. I intend to live this way. I intend to proclaim the values of Freedom and the values in which this country was formed. I will continue to do so unashamed and with a loud but hopefully pleasantly sounding musical voice. Thanks, Chris...I couldn't have said it better. I got a chill (the good kind) when Chris said about his song Freedom: I have deep faith and this song was one of those instances where I truly felt the Holy Spirit influence me while writing this. It is never a surprise to me when I learn great patriots like Chris trust in God, use their faith as their moral compass, and always remember to give Him the glory. It is the very thing that I know in my heart is grossly lacking from the hate-filled leftists depicted in his videos above (and some others I've come across from the recent Tax Day TEA Parties that are beyond vile). I'm stoked to have Chris join our BigDawg Brigade (our site volunteers) as our New Media Coordinator as he clearly understands and appreciates the value of using social networking sites to grow our movement. I look forward to the privilege of finally meeting in person and performing with Chris at the National TEA Party Convention in Memphis in September. Please do yourself a favor and "friend" this great culture warrior and musician on FaceBook, subscribe to his YouTube channel, and show him some love by purchasing and sharing his amazing "freedom music".