- Jack Ingram
Infobox musical artist
Name = Jack Ingram
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Jack Owen Ingram
Born = birth date and age|1970|11|15
Houston, Texas, USA
Instrument = Vocals
Genre = Country
Years_active = 1992-present
Label = Rhythmic
URL = [http://www.jackingram.net Official website]
Jack Owen Ingram (born November 15, 1970) is an American
country musicartist. He has recorded seven studio albums, and has released more than a dozen singles to country radio. Although active since 1992, Ingram did not achieve significant mainstream attention until the late 2005 release of his single "Wherever You Are". A Number One hit on the "Billboard" country charts, this was the first of five Top 25 hits for him, as well as the first Number One hit for any act on the Big Machine Recordslabel. This song was followed by "Love You" at #12, a cover of Hinder's " Lips of an Angel" at #16, "Measure of a Man" at #18, and "Maybe She'll Get Lonely" at #24.
Ingram was born in
Houston, Texas. He first made a living touring between Dallas and Houston and releasing several independent albums before signing with Warner Musicthe first of several major labels to sign him. During the independent period of his career he scored his first hit on the US Country charts with "Flutter".
In 2005, Ingram signed to the independent record label
Big Machine Records. Under the Big Machine banner, Ingram released a predominantly live album entitled "Live: Wherever You Are". His first single release on that record label, "Wherever You Are", became Ingram's first top 40, and later his first Number One single on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot Country Songscharts, and the first Number One for any act on Big Machine. "Love You", the only other studio track on "Live: Wherever You Are", was also released as a single, peaking at #12 on the charts. This song was also recorded by Trent Summar & The New Row Mob(whose frontman, Trent Summar, co-wrote it) on their 2005 album "Horseshoes & Hand Grenades".
In late 2006, Ingram released a cover of
Hinder's song " Lips of an Angel". Ingram's cover peaked at #16 on the country charts "Lips of an Angel" was the lead-off single to "This Is It", his second album for Big Machine. This album also produced the #18 "Measure of a Man" (a Radney Fosterco-write) and the #24 "Maybe She'll Get Lonely".
He won the
Academy of Country Musicaward for top new male vocalist on May 19th, 2008. Ingram also filled in for radio host Bob Kingsleyon the countdown show " Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40" for the week of September 20-21, 2008.
Awards and Nominations
* [http://www.jackingram.net/ Official Website]
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:140e4j370wal~T1 Entry on allmusic.com]
* [http://www.myspace.com/jackingram] MySpace
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