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Biography: Jack Ingram

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Born and bred a Texan, Jack Ingram is one of the most prominent independent musical artists in the country.

 

 

On November 15th, 1970, Jack Owen Ingram was born in the Woodlands, TX.  He began writing and performing music in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex after he moved there to attend Southern Methodist University as a psychology major.  He released a self-titled album in 1992 and continued playing around town.  Another album, Lonesome Question, was released in 1995.

 

 

Ingram joined the Rising Tide Records label in Nashville and released a live album.  His next studio album, Livin' or Dyin', produced his first chart single: "Flutter" at #51.  Unfortunately, Rising Tide Records went out of business and Ingram was set adrift.  He found himself working for one of Sony's labels, Lucky Dog Records, and in 1999 he released his Hey You album, producing another charting single.  His next album, Electric, did not produce any charting singles, but did make #34 on the US Country album charts.  Even with his success, Sony decided to let Ingram go and once again he found himself with dashed prospects - except this time he had a wife and a small child to care for.  Several live albums and another studio album were produced with Columbia Records, but nothing seemed to really stick.

 

 

A promoter named Scott Borchetta one day crossed Ingram's path and shortly after the artist was signed to an outsider, independent label named Big Machine Records.  After an enormous amount of effort, the single "Wherever You Are" was released and shot up to #1 spot for country singles.  It was the first #1 for both Ingram and Big Machine Records.  In 2007, Ingram's first studio album with the new label was released, simply titled This Is It. It peaked at #4 on the charts and three other top 25 singles came from this album: "Lips of an Angel" (a cover), "Measure of a Man", and "Maybe She'll Get Lonely".  In 2008, Ingram won the Academy of Country Music's award for top new male vocalist.

 

 

Ingram's latest album, Big Dreams & High Hopes, came out in 2009 and peaked at #21 on the charts.  He is currently on tour and recently set a Guinness World Record for the most radio interviews in one day at 215 times.  If you'd like to learn more about Jack Ingram, be sure to visit his official website.

 

Discography:

(1995) Jack Ingram

(1995) Lonesome Questions

(1995) Live at Adair's

(1997) Livin' or Dyin'

(1999) Hey You

(2002) Electric - #34

(2003) Live at Billy Bob's Texas

(2004) Live at Gruene Hall: Happy Happy

(2005) Acoustic Motel

(2006) Live: Wherever You Are - #33

(2007) This Is It - #4

(2009) Big Dreams & High Hopes - #21