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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Jack Ingram

The 2013 Headwaters Country Jam is right around the corner, and the lineup for the three-day event is one I will never forget! Jack Ingram, among many others such as Diamond Rio and Craig Morgan, will takeover The Bridge near Three Forks on June 27, 28, and 29 as part of Montana’s biggest annual country music festival.

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To get you in the country jam spirit, here’s six things you may not have known about one of my favorite performers in the lineup, Jack Ingram:


Photo courtesy of Phil W Shirley/Flickr
Photo courtesy of Phil W Shirley/Flickr


Longing for the Stage



You’d think musicians would find their love for the stage performing music in front of an audience, right? Not Jack Ingram. His first stage experience came through a drama class he took to fulfill a requirement his senior year of high school.


Photo courtesy of Facebook
Photo courtesy of Facebook


Once a Greek, Always a Greek



As a member of the Greek community at the University of Montana, I love meeting and talking with other Greeks about their experiences in their fraternities or sororities. Jack Ingram is no exception. He was an Alpha Tau Omega at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.


Photo courtesy by Burns!/Flickr
Photo courtesy by Burns!/Flickr


Open Mic Night



Karaoke… Open Mic Night… Live music never hurt anyone. Ingram performed for the first time at an open mic night with two Willie Nelson songs: one “learned out of a song book and one original tune.”


Photo courtesy of realworldracingphotog/Flickr
Photo courtesy of realworldracingphotog/Flickr


Hard Work Pays Off



“If you can dream it you can do it!” As corny as that is, it definitely held true for Ingram. In 2008, he won the Academy of Country Music Award for “Best New Male Vocalist.”


Photo courtesy of Ian Kath/Flickr
Photo courtesy of Ian Kath/Flickr


Just Can’t Get Enough



Who ever said once was enough? Not me. Ingram set a Guinness World Record for most radio interviews completed in one day. Can you guess the number? I’ll just tell you. 215! How is there that much time in a day?


Photo courtesy of Taste of Country
Photo courtesy of Taste of Country


Yee-Haw Cowboy!



We’ve all heard the stereotypes about Montanans riding their horses to school once or twice. Ingram has also heard his fair share of stereotypes about his home state of Texas. Ingram previously recorded a Super Bowl commercial that set the record straight about what being a Texan truly meant… Well, kind of.


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