Jack Ingram began writing songs and playing gigs while studying psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and quickly earned a rabidly devoted audience while performing high-energy live shows in bars and roadhouses throughout his home state.
Ingram’s remarkably loyal fans enthusiastically embraced his early, independently released albums Jack Ingram, Lonesome Questions, and Live At Adair’s. His indie success helped to win him acceptance within the Nashville major-label mainstream, and he expanded his constituency with such acclaimed national releases as Livin’ or Dyin’, Hey You, Electric, and Young Man. In addition to the studio work, there are the live albums, like Live at Billy Bob’s Texas, Live at Gruene Hall: Happy Happy, and Acoustic Motel.
Ingram moved to the Big Machine label with 2006’s Wherever You Are, which spawned a pair of major country hits in the title track, which became his first Number One single, and its Top 20 follow-up, “Love You.” His next studio effort, 2007’s “This Is It,” hit the Top Five on the U.S. country charts and produced a trio of hits in “Lips of An Angel,” “Measure of A Man,” and “Maybe She’ll Get Lonely.”
Big Dreams & High Hopes followed two years later, spawning five chart singles, including the Top 10 “Barefoot and Crazy” and the Top 20 “That’s A Man.”
Ingram was attracted to Blaine’s Pub early in his career. On his latest record, Midnight Hotel, which has received rave reviews everywhere (4.6 of 5 on Amazon, and 4.5 of 5 on iTunes), Ingram performs a song in tribute to the iconic founder of Blaine’s Pub, the late Blaine Martin. The song is a biographical tale of Blaine titled “Blaine’s Ferris Wheel.” Watch:
Jack Ingram visited Blaine's last year on a slow weeknight and sang the same song.