Jack Ingram

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Jack Ingram Acoustic Motel - I Would

Jack posts a new video every Monday, this week performing "I Would," written with Jim Lauderdale.

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Jack Ingram's Acoustic Motel

Jack Ingram has been one of, if not my favorite male artist for the better part of 10 years. The first 14 years of his career yielded little commercial success. In 2005 Jack signed with Big Machine Records, which produced his first Number One single, Wherever You Are (2005) and an AMC award for top new male vocalist in 2008.

Jack currently has a video series, Acoustic Motel, on his youtube channel bringing us acoustic versions of his favorite original songs and covers every Monday morning. His current video (posted above) has Ingram playing his brand new song "What's a Boy to Do," which he just wrote while in Nashville for the CMA Awards on Nov. 10, 2010. If you like what you see be sure and follow him on youtube, myspace and twitter!

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Martina McBride To Big Machine / Republic Nashville?

Big Machine Records and Republic Nashville are set to announce something big on Monday morning. Could it be that the multi-time Female Vocalist of the Year winner Martina McBride could be set to join their ranks? We've all heard the rumors and it sure seems to make sense. With Joe Galante leaving Sony/BMG it makes sense for McBride to move on now as well.

I know I'm biased, I worked for Martina for over a decade and a half and never thought that RCA/BMG/Sony (or whatever they're called today) promoted her with both barrels. Her vocal abilities are truly unmatched in the country genre and beyond and she is certainly a very likable and marketable artist across the board.

Big Machine knows how to promote an artist. They have Taylor Swift, the biggest artist in the galaxy at this point and they also have a track record of taking an artist like Jack Ingram, who even though he was extremely talented, toiled away for years without commercial success and took him to the top.

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Jack Ingram Acoustic Motel Tour

Jack is touring in small intimate venues and sharing videos from on the road. This week Jack takes on "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal" by Billy Joe Shaver.

Jack has been a touring artist since 1992 but only mainstream for the last few years. If you aren't familiar with him, you should check out his youtube and myspace pages.

Read more: http://blogs.myspace.com/jackingram

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  • Jack Ingram: Gonna be seeing a lot of these over the next month or so...heading out on The Acoustic Motel Tour. I like motels. http://t.co/KTsKWlXq
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  • Taylor Swift: I Knew You Were Trouble comes out tonight at midnight. Ready to hear more about my romantic misadventures????
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  • SHeDAISY: It's so fun rehearsing with the sisters. Always a race to whom I'd like to choke first. #sayitwithlove
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  • Brad Paisley: I got to call CMA radio stations&DJs of the year today &tell em they won.A few of em thought it was a prank. Now I wouldn't do that,would I?
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  • Julianne Hough: You have got to watch my sweet niece Arianna rap this beastie boys song! FYI she's 2 http://t.co/r8dfPSEJ
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  • SHeDAISY: GC 2012 :)
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  • Miranda Lambert: Home. I made it. Been on the road since Jan. Thx to every person who came to see a show this year. It means the world! See ya in 2013!:)
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  • Martina McBride: I love the fact that my husband calls his favorite aunt, aged 85 ..recently widowed ... each and every night just 2 check in #realman #cares
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  • Julianne Hough: With my 8 year Old Nephew Aidan at his paintball birthday party! Coolest kid I know! :) http://t.co/X7b38zD0
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  • Martina McBride: Salmanaca,NY was so much fun. So many requests from the crowd! Loved it. Sorry we didn't get 2 all of them. Casino had a 75 minute cap 2nite
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  • Taylor Swift: I feel like I'd be more understood if people knew 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' by Aerosmith is how most of my emotions sound in my head.
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  • Martina McBride: Operator by Jim Croce...I'm just sayin.....
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  • Martina McBride: Lancaster, PA....loved being with you! And meeting so many of you outside after the show. See ya next time!
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  • Martina McBride: I've had better hair days...
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  • Taylor Swift: My glitter nail polish says 'party' but my sweat pants/bun on top of head ensemble say 'room service and journaling my feelings'.
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  • Brad Paisley: So you turkeys can get the words right when you sing along,we just put up a Lyric Video: http://t.co/nsmfnGnD & iTunes: http://t.co/C7lZ0Dwa
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  • Taylor Swift: Waiting to start an interview. Eating candy. Watching MTV. http://t.co/8mRDKZJF
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