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Jack Ingram sets world record

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 – Jack Ingram established a new world record - most radio interviews in a 24-hour period. Ingram established the Guinness World Record in promoting his new disc "Big Dreams & High Hopes." Ingram recorded 215 radio interviews within 24 hours, hitting most of the 50 states, Canada, Ireland and Australia. The previous record was 96.

Ingram began interviews in New York City yesterday morning at 8 am at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan skyline behind him. He continued through the night and wrapped up this morning with a performance of the album's lead and current Top 10 single Barefoot and Crazy on the national morning show Fox & Friends.

"Guinness World Records has been chronicling records for more than 50 years, and today is no different," said Laura Plunkett, Guinness World Record Adjudicator. "We are pleased to announce that Jack Ingram has broken the record for the 'most radio interviews in 24 hours' at a staggering 215 interviews."

"After the last 24 hours, I officially have nothing left to say," said Ingram.

Ingram will continue the momentum by jetting straight to his home state of Texas to play Dallas tonight and Austin on Thursday before rounding out the week opening three shows for Toby Keith in California.

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Jack Ingram spent much of the '90s polishing his star in the organic, stripped-down Texas music scene before leaving it behind for the allure (and chance for a larger career) that comes with Nashville's pop-country sound. Ingram's music has become sleeker, with drums and electric guitar thrown to the forefront in true Nashville style, but even that can't hide his slightly rugged vocals. A bitter, darker version of honky-tonk rocker Barbie Doll was released on his 1999 album "Hey You. »»»
This is It CD review - This is It
Before slapping the sellout tag on Jack Ingram for recording Hinder's poppy power ballad "Lips of an Angel" or chalking it up to a new record company's desperate move to make its star male sound hip and contemporary, give it a listen. Like Ingram says in the liner notes, a good song is a good song. Problem is, if it becomes his trademark song, much like Mark Chesnutt just can't shake "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" despite everything else he's done, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert smiles, dances the night away – Miranda Lambert didn't perform "Tin Man," one of her best, but also one of her saddest songs during this Wildcard tour stop. It's a song sung from the perspective of one who is sad that she has a heart that can be broken. That's not the current condition of Lambert's heart, though. She's apparently in a good... »»»
Concert Review: For Brooks and fans, a most unusual change of pace – To say that this was a change of pace for Garth Brooks - not to mention his fans - would be an understatement of the highest degree. Brooks all but begged during the show to be playing next door at Gillette Stadium where the New England Patriots play. But, alas, Brooks exuded joy and excitement at the chance to play before about 500 people at a club,... »»»
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