JACK INGRAMHOMETOWN: Houston
DISCOVERED: Performing at an open-mike night while attending Southern Methodist University
FIRST NO. 1 HIT: "Wherever You Are"
CURRENT CD: Big Dreams & High Hopes
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When we asked Jack to share his favorite music videos, he replied with the same enthusiasm that makes him a crowd favorite with country fans. If you like pure country with an edge, you'll love his video playlist.
A singer-songwriter like Jack is all about the music. He is country to his core which is evident on his list of all-time top songs. Check out his favorites and read why they made the cut. Listen now on Rhapsody.
"When It Don't Come Easy" -- Patty Griffin
"I think this song is heroic somehow. I am always interested in the reality of commitment."
"If We Make It Through December" -- Merle Haggard
"The idea that there is something to look forward to and a reason to hang on. Hope."
"Folsom Prison Blues" -- Johnny Cash
"Because Johnny Cash makes me feel tough and this song is tough."
"Down Again" -- Charlie Robison
"Charlie's new record is as good as anything he's done."
"Nothing On but the Radio" -- Gary Allan
"A perfect mix of cool country and pop sensibility."
"Every Mile a Memory" -- Dierks Bentley
"Dierks writes some of the best road music you're gonna find."
"What I'm For" -- Pat Green
"I would have killed to record this song. It is one of my favorites."
"Gunpowder & Lead" -- Miranda Lambert
"I love Miranda. We did this song together on CMT Cross Country."
"Nobody's Girl" -- Reckless Kelly
"This band is the best Texas has to offer."
"Troubadour" -- George Strait
"King George. A song that represents his passion for music and why he's still the King."
"On the Road Again" -- Willie Nelson
"This song is one of the best examples of how simplicity is often the most direct way to the truth. 'The life I love is making music with my friends and I can't wait to get on the road again.' It's just the truth."
"High Cost of Living" -- Jamey Johnson
"One of the few guys playing on the big stage writing honest songs about real people. I respect the hell out of him."
"Desperados Waiting for a Train" -- Guy Clark
"A classic study in how to write a story song -- or any song."
"Alright Guy" -- Todd Snider
"I only pick this song because it was the first one I heard from Todd. Just get every song of his. I'll give you a money-back guarantee!"
"Sunday Morning Coming Down" -- Kris Kristofferson
"I can't say anything about this song than hasn't been covered. It's one of the best -- ever."
"Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)" --
"As timely now as it was when it was originally written."
"Barefoot and Crazy" - Jack Ingram
"This song lights up the room. A summer song the way summer is supposed to be done."
"Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" -- Waylon Jennings"
"Been doing this song live for years. God bless Waylon Jennings."
"The Devil's Right Hand" -- Steve Earle
"Sometimes country music gets the turn-of-the-phrase thing right. It doesn't happen as often as I'd like and never better than this song. 'Believe that.' (Steve said that.)"