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United States - Arkansas

Cameron Ross

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 as a musician at World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church.

"A great man is one who has the heart of a servant."-Cameron Ross