CMT CROSS COUNTRY debuts its newest country powerhouse combination when Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert take the stage together to share songs, stories and their love for all things country. A tribute to two Texas musicians, CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT premieres Friday, August 31 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.
Taped before a standing-room only audience in Nashville, the hour-long CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT features performances of the two’s biggest hits as well as tracks from their current albums, including Ingram’s “Love You” and “Measure of a Man” and Lambert’s “Kerosene” and “Famous in a Small Town.” In addition, an explosive performance of Waylon Jennings’ hit, “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way,” received thunderous applause from the crowd.
CMT CROSS COUNTRY: JACK INGRAM AND MIRANDA LAMBERT also features interview footage with the two accomplished artists, where they share stories about their love for the Texas-sound and being fans of each other’s music.
Big Machine artist Jack Ingram's four consecutive hit singles have made him the most-played new artist of 2006 (Mediabase). His #1 smash single “Wherever You Are” kicked off a clean sweep of hits that was followed by the Top 10 tongue-in-cheek rocker, “Love You;” Jack's rendition of “Lips of an Angel;” and the currently charting-RISING, “Measure of a Man.” After a decade of critical acclaim, the Houston native’s breakthrough album, THIS IS IT, debuted as the #4 album behind only Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama. In April 2007, Ingram won CMT's fan-voted, boundary-pushing "Wide Open Video of the Year" Award. Ingram's dynamic brand of country rock has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, CNN, the CBS Early Show, Fox & Friends, the NBA Final Four, and praised by USA Today, People, Esquire, the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, and Country Weekly among others. Jack has hosted his own regular music program on XM Satellite Radio for the last two years. In addition, Jack has toured recently with Brooks & Dunn, Sheryl Crow, Gary Allan and Brad Paisley.
Taking the music world by storm, Miranda Lambert burst onto the country scene after becoming a finalist on USA’s Nashville Star in 2003. Columbia Nashville jumped at the opportunity to sign the edgy, fresh-faced singer/songwriter from Texas. Writing or co-writing eleven of the twelve songs on her debut album, “Kerosene,” Lambert captured the No. 1 spot on the country music charts which lead to nominations for the CMA Horizon Award, the ACM’s Top New Female Vocalist Award and a Grammy. Kerosene was also referred to as one of the years best selling albums by New York Times, Rolling Stone, Blender Magazine, iTunes, and The Tennessean.