Posted on: March 12, 2018

Jack Ingram to Headline 3rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off

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The City of Forney is excited to announce that ‘Jack Ingram’ will be headlining the 2018 BBQ Cook-Off at Community Park, 241 S. FM 548 on June 1 and 2. Throughout a recording career that has spanned more than 20 years, Jack Ingram has maintained a reputation for uncompromising, personally charged song craft and energetic, charismatic performances, earning him prominent stature in a prestigious tradition of iconoclastic singer-songwriters.

In the mid to late 2000’s, is when Ingram became a “name-to-know” among both Country and Texas-Country fans. From 2005 through 2010, Ingram produced 10 top-100 US Country singles and three top-15 singles, including his #1 hit “Wherever You Are” in 2005.

In 2016, Ingram independently released his most recent album, “Midnight Motel”. “It was really important to me at this point in my life to avoid thinking about any commercial decisions about the music,” Ingram explained. “Every night after my kids went to bed, I’d go into my music room and stay there until about three or four, just working out the songs like I did at the beginning of my career. I wanted to bring people into that space with me.”

In coming weeks, the City will also release several additional acts that will be opening for Ingram throughout the second day of the BBQ Cook-off.

There are also several sponsorship opportunities available, both monetary and in-kind. Those interested in sponsoring the event are asked to contact Special Events staff at abeasley@cityofforney.org or call 972.564.7329.

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