Hear Full Preview Stream of Midnight Motel on The Boot! Today, Texas icon and country star Jack Ingram, premiered his new album, Midnight Motel, in full via a preview stream on The Boot.com (http://theboot.com/jack-ingram-midnight-mote l-album-listen/). Midnight Motel (Rounder Records) is Ingram’s first album in the seven years since his departure from Big Machine Records. Produced by Jon Randall and featuring his recently released single “I’m Drinking Through It,” (Video here) which chronicles a troubled but loving relationship, the album will be available through retailers and streaming services tomorrow, Aug. 26. “Disappearing” from recording after earning #1 hits and an ACM win for Best New Male Vocalist in 2008, Midnight Motel represents the insightful perspective that only comes with taking a step back. Emerging now o n Rounder Records, he’s made a handshake deal with himself – “Don’t write a song/That you wouldn’t sing.” The result is a Texas-tinged “guided meditation” through liquor-fueled melancholy, astute observations, and amusing expositions. It’s a night at the bar with Jack – songs, shots, spoken riffs and all. As a giant in Texas Country, writers who’ve followed Jack for years are saluting this album as his best yet. “Even on a first listen, it’s easy to hear how much of the seven years between records Ingram has spent laboring on these songs, working over each tightly wound line for maximum impact. This sounds like a record made by someone freed of the pressure to create hits and driven to write a set of songs he wouldn’t be embarrassed to play for Guy Clar k.” – Andy Langer, Texas Monthly “One of the highlights of the new album is the wistful “It’s Always Gonna Rain,” which he co-wrote with red-hot tunesmith Lori McKenna.” – Chuck Dauphin, Billboard.com “These 11 cuts cut deep; the songs swim in your head long after you’ve pressed stop on your music player. Ingram’s well-chosen wor ds, combined with lush instrumentation, show a songwriter at the top of his game…” – David McPherson, No Depression “Ingram’s is a singular voice, an artist adept at sharing the broader insights that reflect on the minutiae of everyday experience.”; “These rough-hewn arrangements and his sturdy, though solitary, expression are so consistently compelling.”; “In a very real sense then, this is Ingram’s most authentic effort to date, and not surprisingly, it’s also his best.” – Lee Zimmerman, Elmore Magazine Link to album stream premiere: http://theboot.com/jack-ingram-midnight-motel-album-listen/ Link for Ingram’s new single, “I’m Drinking Through It”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6DR TLOFanI “I’m Drinking Through It” Video Jack Ingram Socials: Website: http://jackingram.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackIngram Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jackingram/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackingram/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8KtwvxP5wZ5zix7AujPvQ
Jack Ingram’s New Video, “I’m Drinking Through It” Premieres on Texas Monthly, Added to CMT Rotation Texas icon and country star Jack Ingram’s new video for “I’m Drinking Through It” premiered as part of Texas Monthly’s Music Monday online series and is now part of CMT’s video rotation. It’s not only the first single from Ingram’s upcoming album Midnight Motel (Rounder Records, 8/26), it’s his first new music in the seven years since his departure from Big Machine Records. “After being on the planet for a long time – and on the road for half of that – I’ve learned a few things…” said Ingram, with his signature sly smile. “I am not suggesting that ignoring your problems is always the best way to solve them…I’m just saying that maybe sometimes it is!” The video, directed by Michael Tully and co-starring Heather Kafka, explores a tumultuous relationship. As the two struggle, viewers recognize the type of frustration that can only be caused by love. Exasperated, Ingram sings, “sometimes you’re thirsty and sometimes you just need a drink.” After passionate squabbles and a lot of storming around, Ingram downs a few rounds and takes to the stage. As he sings, both realize that sometimes taking a step back provides perspective. Finally, Ingram recruits the crowd to sing the chorus, “I’m drinking through it,” as the lovers reconcile. (For now.) “I’m Drinking Through It,” is the first single on Midnight Motel, Ingram’s first album in seven years. Midnight Motel is a Texas-tinged guided meditation through liquor-fueled melancholy. It’s a night at the bar with Ingram on stage – songs, shots, spoken riffs and all. (FULL ALBUM STREAM UPON REQUEST). “Ingram’s is a singular voice, an artist adept at sharing the broader insights that reflect on the minutiae of everyday experience,” says writer Lee Zimmerman for Elmore Magazine. “In a very real sense then, this is Ingram’s most authentic effort to date, and not surprisingly, it’s also his best.” Link for “I’m Drinking Through It” premiere: http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/music-monday-jack-ingram-dealing-problems-way-exclusive-video-premiere-im-drinking/ ABOUT JACK INGRAM: Throughout a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising, personally charged song craft and energetic, charismatic performances, earning him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters. Ingram’s prior work has won him a fiercely devoted fan base as well as reams of critical acclaim, and now Midnight Motel marks a creative milestone for the veteran artist, his sound ever evolving while showcasing some of his most expressive, emotionally raw songwriting to date. His eighth studio album, and his first since his 2009 smash Big Dreams & High Hopes, Midnight Motel features spare, stripped-down instrumental arrangements that highlight the intimacy and urgency of such new originals as “I’m Drinking Through It,” “Nothing to Fix,” “Can’t Get Any Better Than This,” and “All Over Again.” The album’s organic late-night vibe is perfectly suited to the material, and brings out the emotional edge in Ingram’s deeply felt vocals. The road to Midnight Motel has been Continue reading
Get to Know Jack Ingram a Little Better with These 10 Random Questions! From the lonestar state of Texas, Jack Ingram puts a unique twist on the country music sound. In 2005 his single “Wherever You Are” was in the top 40 on the U.S Country Chart. A few other hits you may remember, “Lips Of An Angel” a brilliant Hinder remake and “Barefoot & Crazy.” In 2008 Jack won the Academy Of Country Music Award for top new male artist. What has Jack been up to lately? Well we decided to check in with him for our 10 random questions and find out. 1. How would you describe your music career using only three words? Good, getting better. 2. What is your favorite song that you’ve written? It’s a 3 way tie: the next song, the last song and whichever one is your favorite. 3. What is your favorite album of all time? Of mine?! If I could have all things come together the way they did for “ELECTRIC” every time- I wouldn’t never b**ch about any of my albums. 4. What artists do you currently listen to? I love John Fullbright. Always listen to my favorite singer/songwriters. 5. Do you have any bad habits? I drive way too fast! 6. Beer, Whiskey or Wine? Beer, whiskey and wine…but mostly Bud Light! 7. Where is your favorite vacation place? Anywhere my wife & kids wanna go! My job is pretty d**n good so I don’t sit around dreaming about an escape route! 8. Describe yourself in three words? Inside my head. 9. What are your future plans? Any new music coming our way? I WILL RELEASE NEW MUSIC IN 2013. THAT IS A PROMISE. From that point forward I plan on releasing more and more music consistently. I am also working on a movie project that could be a ton of fun and include a bunch of my musician friends! 10. Is there anything you would like the Jack Ingram fans to know? If you love everything I do- you’re right! If you hate everything I do- you are as well! If you never really think of me at all- I wish you would! If you are looking forward to hearing Jack’s new music for 2013 be sure to follow him on Twitter @JackIngram for all the latest information! Head back to 2009 and enjoy Jack Ingram’s “Barefoot and Crazy”! Brittany is a guest contributor! You can find more from her via Twitter.
Jack Ingram Adds To The List Of Participants Playing In The 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Jam! Texas based singer/songwriter Jack Ingram joins a long list of musicians, athletes and celebrities who have signed on to play ball in Reckless Kelly’s 4th Annual Celebrity Softball Jam. The game will be held in Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas on April 22. Joining Ingram at CSJ this year will be fellow musicians Kevin Fowler, Los Lonely Boys, Hayes Carll, Wade Bowen, Micky & The Motorcars, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Cody Canada & The Departed, Bo Bice and many more! A number of former professional baseball and basketball players will also be involved including Kevin Millar, Brett Boone, Richie Sexon and former San Antonio Spur Bruce Bowen! Proceeds from the event will benefit Little League Baseball in the Austin area, as well as The Miracle League. Everyone is encouraged to go out and enjoy what is to be the best CSJ yet!
Hearts Across Texas Album Available In Time For Valentine’s Day! The Hearts Across Texas album is a collection of love songs by various artists and bands including Whiskey Myers, Jack Ingram and Roger Creager. Most of the songs are what you might call Texas Country or Red Dirt, but all are fabulous! The album will be available for purchase starting February 7 (next Tuesday), which is just in time to give to your sweetheart on the candy and card filled holiday! If you are a fan of any of these guys then this album is a perfect addition to your collection! If you are just curious about this style of music in general, then again, this is perfect for you to get a taste of what they have to offer! Hearts Across Texas Track List 1. Leather and Lace – Elizabeth Cook and Aaron Watson 2. She’s Like Texas – Josh Abbott Band 3. Let Me Love You – Casey Donahew Band 4. Miss You – Jack Ingram 5. May Not Be Love – Jason Boland & The Stragglers 6. Every Girl – Turnpike Troubadours 7. Lucky Ones – Bonnie Bishop 8. Love Is Crazy – Roger Creager 9. Saved By Love – Chris Knight 10. Freeze Frame Time – Brandon Rhyder 11. Best Mistake I Ever Made – Kevin Fowler 12. Virginia – Whiskey Myers
Jack Ingram to appear on Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. Jack Ingram will be shooting an episode of “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader” this week. Let’s hope Jack makes the grade as he plays for charity to support TOMS shoes. Toms Shoes is a company that provides shoes to those in need by matching every consumer purchased pair with a donated pair.Country Music Photo Gallery