|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country singer-songwriter texas country alt-country texas|
15 November 1970, Houston, Texas, USA. This US country rock singer-songwriter released his first major label recording in 1997, but was already an established star on the southern bar circuit and had issued two independent albums during the middle of the decade. Ingram first began playing seriously while studying for a psychology degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He toured around the bars and roadhouses of Texas with his Beat Up Ford band, and landed a regular Tuesday night gig at the honky-tonk club Adairs. The second of Ingrams two independently released albums was recorded live at the club. He earned a recording contract with Universal Records Rising Tide imprint and worked with Steve Earle on his debut for the label, 1997s Livin Or Dyin, which also featured co-writing credits for Jim Lauderdale and Todd Snider. Ingram relocated to Sonys Lucky Dog imprint for 1999s Hey You. The follow-up was an...