Whitney Pastorek
August 26, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Big Dreams & High Hopes

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Jack Ingram
genre
Country

We gave it a C

Jack Ingram was named Top New Male Vocalist at last year’s ACM Awards, but the Faustian bargain this respected Texas veteran made to strike it rich in Nashville is abundantly clear. Of all the slickly mediocre tracks on Big Dreams & High Hopes, his eighth album, it’s the remake of his own 1999 song ”Barbie Doll” that hurts the most, now that its raspy bitterness has been replaced by commercial ”rock” production. A suggestion: Skip this and listen to 1999’s Hey You instead. Maybe Ingram should, too. C

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