Big Dreams & High Hopes (2009) 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… 2009-08-25 Jack Ingram Country
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Big Dreams & High Hopes (2009)

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COUNTRY BOY Jack Ingram
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Aug 25, 2009; Lead Performance: Jack Ingram; Genre: Country

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album, it's the remake of his own 1999 song ''Barbie Doll'' that hurts the most, now that its raspy bitterness has been replaced by commercial ''rock'' production.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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Originally posted Aug 25, 2009 Published in issue #1063 Sep 04, 2009 Order article reprints