Jack Ingram

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When Jack Ingram won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist,” thousands of people in the audience had to be smiling to themselves about that whole “new” thing. They knew the thirty-something, steel-eyed veteran accepting that trophy on that stage in Vegas had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997, that he’d been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music for more than a decade, and that as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’d been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon and the boys.

But the award did mean that Ingram, after trials and setbacks that would have buckled other artists, had at last matched the commercial success he’d always wanted with the integrity on which he’d always insisted. So he told the crowd with no small measure of pride and triumph that night that “big dreams and high hopes” can come true.

Now, as if to validate and amplify that truth, Ingram remains in the forefront of country music with the album Big Dreams & High Hopes, the seventh studio disc of his career and his third for Nashville maverick indie label Big Machine Records. Its eleven tracks range through the many facets of Ingram’s unique take on country music and songwriting. There’s the textured and contemplative “Seeing Stars” sung in ethereal tandem with Patty Griffin. You’ll find a couple of superb roots rocking country songs Jack wrote with compadre and mentor Radney Foster. And you’ve probably already heard the swimming hole party anthem “Barefoot and Crazy” which quickly became a radio smash and a soundtrack for the hot summer of 2009.

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Average Rating : 4.1              Total Reviews: 327

Jack Ingram  12/29/2009            
Ex-Jack Fan
Wow. Jack has followed Pat straight to Nashville and off the path that led him there. When will these guys learn? If you go to Nashville and sell yourself and your music that the end result will be bubble gum, silk shirts and music unrecognizable from all the other garbage out there. The Nashville Execs are the same one producing the hip-hop and they DO NOT have an ear for real music. They put everything into a blender to appease the masses. Over produced and over edited. Will the real Jack please stand up.
Jack Ingram  10/20/2009            
Red Dirt Music
THE worst album of the year by far. Save yourself some money and listen to Barbi Doll on another CD.
Jack Ingram  09/20/2009            
Hank's guy
Jack has made a great CD that reflects his complex talent: from raucous bar anthems to soft and sweet ballads! I love it, and it suits any mood, but my favorite is that wonderful "Seeing Stars" with Patty Griffin. Wow!!
Jack Ingram  09/08/2009            
I donot have to buy this album to know that it is like all the other mindless bee-bop on the radio.I have heard the latest release on the radio and my 11 and 13 yr olds love it! If that is your target demographic then B-I-N-G-O you nailed it! dissapointed in missouri
Jack Ingram  09/07/2009            
Electric is one of my top 5 albums of all time in any genre. However, when Toby Keith entered the picture Jack's sound became more Backstreet Boys than Beat Up Ford! Hell, Toby Keith is more country than Ingram. I have more respect for Taylor Swift, who makes no bones about who she is and who listens to her music. Quite simply this album sucks, and Lonestar Music shouldn't sell anything past "Extra Volts."
Jack Ingram  09/02/2009            
Not bad but not that good, either. Bleh...
Jack Ingram  08/31/2009            
What the hell has happened? Your last 4 CD's have been God Awful! The only decent song on the CD is Barbie Doll and you butchered the original recording of that. Get back to your Adair's music. You've made enough money to get back to your roots! You and Pat make an excellent couple for sellouts!
Jack Ingram  08/30/2009            
Gwen Carlen
One would be hard pressed to find a harder working artist than Jack Ingram. Playing regular concert dates, fairs, festivals, USO work, TV cameo appearances, game shows and the recent record setting radio interviews...Jack does it all with style. For those who have called him a "sell out" I beg to differ. Jack has remained true to his Texas roots and continues to have a huge fan base. I had hoped the long awaited release date of BDHH would not leave this loyal fan disappointed. It was well worth the wait. The singles "Barefoot & Crazy" and "That's a Man" are great and the remarkable remake of the old crowd pleasin' "Barbie Doll" is better than the original version. The remaining 8 tracks are done in classic Jack style as ballads with attention grabbing lyrics, great tempos and gritty vocals. Any one of these remaining tracks could be the next single. Jack has done it again and this one just might gain him the recognition he deserves and make him a household name at last. This is a great addition to any music collection. Great work Jack. Keep on keeping on!
Jack Ingram  08/26/2009            
Johnny Jay
This CD is so good that it doesn't fit any category: it is poetry set to music, it is rollicking fun, loud anthem music and soft, confessional music bordering on folk. Jack pushes the boundaries of country music and takes his fans on a musical trip. This is the best of all of his many contributions.
Jack Ingram  08/26/2009            
Jack Koff
If there was a rating less than zero, this CD would get it. Used to be a fan, but he has strayed SO far into the Nashville mainstream that he is just another unrecognizable, radio-friendly clone. You want to make the big money...I get that. But what about your integrity as a songwriter? Don't buy this CD if you have the latest from Rascal Fags or Kenny Chesney...it's all the same. RIP Jack.
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