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Rusty Shipp Debut Music Video for 'Bottom of the Barrel'

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NEWS SOURCE: Rusty Shipp
February 25, 2022

A new music video for 'Bottom of the Barrel' -- the first single off Rusty Shipp's upcoming full-length, story-based, concept album 'Dark Side Of The Ocean' -- released to the public on Friday February 25th following an exclusive premiere on CCM Magazine.

YouTube link to the new video:

The song gives a glimpse into the overall story of the upcoming album, which follows the sinking singer down to the bottom of the ocean where, in the black of the abyss, he is surprised to be met with light from the ocean floor inhabitants’ bioluminescence—a reminder that light and company exist even in the darkest parts of the world. True to the lyrics in the song, the music video shows the band rocking out at the bottom of the ocean as they gradually are transformed to reflect the ocean floor’s radiant bioluminescence. Be sure to keep an eye out for the special guest cameo during the guitar solo!

When asked about the main message of the song, singer and founder of the group, Russ T. Shipp, said, “The main line of the chorus is ‘Down at the bottom of the barrel, still your love is bottomless,’ and it’s so reassuring to know that when we get to whatever our bottom is, whatever our darkest state is, that God is literally infinite, omnipresent, and there with us in the furthest place we could possibly ever go, and beyond. And His love is with Him wherever He is, and He’s more loving and understanding than we can even fathom. He knows us and loves us better than we can even know or love ourselves.”

Accolades: This week “Bottom of the Barrel” broke through the Top 25 list on Christian Music Weekly’s Rock chart making its chart debut at #21. It also was just added to RadioU’s Top 10 Most Wanted Songs (per listener requests), and was added to a rock and metal compilation from For The Rock. The video was premiered exclusively for an early release on CCM Magazine this week and was featured prominently in the CCM Magazine weekly newsletter. The band has also been featured on many Christian Rock radio stations and online publications, doing live interviews to talk about the new single (Effect Radio, RadioU, Crossroad Radio (WBFJ), Some Sort of Rock Show (WJTL), KOUJ, 102.9 The Buzz (Nashville’s FM Rock station), front page on The Shelbyville News newspaper, TheChristianBeat, etc.

Rusty Shipp is a Nashville-based hard rock band that combines Beatlesque melodies, surf and grunge riffs, and philosophical lyrics to create what they call Nautical Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Previous Press & Accomplishments:


Bottom of the Barrel (Single)


February 25th 2022


Produced & Engineered by Stephen Leiweke at Yackland Studio in Nashville, TN.

Mastered by Alex McCollough with True East Mastering.



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