Watch and listen to this six-year-old country phenom Maddox Ross for seconds on the stage and you'll quickly realize he's star material. In a very short time, the Oklahoma-bred talent has developed a following in the Heartland.
Maddox fell in love with CMT at age 2 1/2 and started signin & draggin his guitar around to the sounds of Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley and George Jones. He first grabbed a crowd's attention at an amusement park where they had a karaoke stage. "I wanna do a concert," he said. He sang every word to "Friends in Low Places" and was a hit.
A few weeks later Maddox was entered in a karaoke contest at the State Fair. He tied for first. He then auditioned for the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry in July 2009. During the drive home from the Opry, Maddox and his parents received a phone call and were invited to sing for the show that very evening. A year and a half later and Maddox is now a regular at the Opry, including starring in the Opry Heritage Concert Series, which is a unique field trip for schools across Oklahoma. Maddox, a member of the Country Music Singers Association, performed in Branson, MO at the Clay Cooper Theatre this past summer and in August he sang for a non-profit organization that offers an early Christmas celebration for the terminally ill and loved ones.
From luggin' that ol' six-string around the living room floor to grabbing a microphone on stage at several town, churches, and honky tonks, Maddox is having a blast entertaining fans around Oklahoma.