Russ Hitt


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Russ Hitt is a Nashville-based multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and composer whose music fans describe as “uniquely inspirational,” “healing," "a special talent for expressing emotion" and having “a depth of soul". While he's most known for relaxing, nostalgic instrumental Christmas and holiday music, Russ is beginning to focus on releasing a series of instrumental Compositional Ambient singles throughout the year. His passion for writing and composing originates from the experience of music as a powerful agent of change, inspiration, healing and hope as well as a catalyst and companion for celebration, nostalgia and that helps you feel something. In a sea of predictable Christmas and holiday music remakes, Russ stands out with introspective and sophisticated arrangements, breathing new life into familiar seasonal favorites as well as fresh original material with a distinct nostalgic flavor. His 2014 self-released debut album, The Longest Night: Christmas Songs of Lament & Longing, takes a unique approach to holiday music by exploring and weaving together themes of lament, longing and hope. The Hunger No One Sees (EP), released in 2016, is a deeply reflective and relational collection exploring hidden hopes and hurts experienced by many. On November 15, 2017 Russ released his latest full length instrumental album The Longing For Home: Songs for the Holidays.