In a time when the music industry tries so hard to jam new artists up to the top of the charts before they’re ready, Jack Ingram’s rise has been slow and steady, fueled by dreams and hopes, but more substantially by high standards and the ambition for a career measured in decades and influence rather than chart position. 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 had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997.
For more than a decade, Ingram has been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country. After years of gradually building a reputation as a smart songwriter and a can’t-miss live performer, Ingram has earned the respect of his fans, peers and heroes. Waylon Jennings called him "an incredible talent" and Billy Joe Shaver has pronounced him "one of the best performers around." He’s in the best place he’s ever been and it’s clear from a few listens that confidence is bolstering his artistry. Ingram will release his first new album since 2009, titled Midnight Motel this August. Ingram’s iconic Outdoor Stage shows are incredible and we are excited to add a “Jack Jam” to this stage for the first time ever this January!
Concerts begin at 1:00pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square.