He won the Academy of Country Music award for top new male vocalist on May 19, 2008.
Although active since 1992, Ingram did not reach the U. Country Top 40 until the release of his single "Wherever You Are" late-2005.
A number one hit on the Billboard country charts, that song was also his first release for Big Machine and that label's first Number One hit.
In 1997 he had his first and only time on the 22nd season of Austin City Limits.
That same year, he released Livin' or Dyin' via Rising Tide Records, which produced his first chart single in the No. Two years later came Hey You via Lucky Dog, a division of Epic Records, which accounted for a No. In 2000, he collaborated with Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison for the live album Unleashed Live.