Reno/Sparks, Nev. – A Texas-based modern-day honky tonker, Jack Ingram first carved out a niche for himself in the bars and roadhouses between Dallas and Houston. He stands now as the reigning Academy of Country Music top new male vocalist of the year. See Ingram one night, February 27, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget.
By the mid-'90s after extensive touring with his Beat Up Ford Band, Ingram had released two well-received independent albums and had opened for artists like Merle Haggard and Mark Chesnutt. The end of 1996 brought about a deal with Warner, which reissued his first two indie albums, and in 1997 issued his major-label debut, Livin' or Dyin'. Moving to Sony's Lucky Dog label in 1999, Ingram released his fifth roots rock album, Hey You. Three years later, he hooked up with Lee Ann Womack's producer, Frank Liddell, for Electric. Young Man, a compilation of recordings of many of his earliest songs, and Live at Gruene Hall: Happy Happy both arrived in 2004. Live Wherever You Are, a live recording featuring two studio singles, was released in 2006 and was his first for Big Machine Records, a label operated by record executive Scott Borchetta and fellow country crooner Toby Keith. “Wherever You Are,” from this debut album, went to #1 on country charts. He also sang the National Anthem at Game 1 of the NBA Finals in ’06. A second release from Big Machine, called This Is It, followed in 2007.
Dinner and show packages are available. “Do The Nugget Tonight!”