You often associate a song with the person who sings it and not the songwriter, but meet Jason Ingram, the writer behind a lot of the songs you might hear on our radio stations.
Sarah Taylor met up with Jason to chat about song writing.
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About Jason Ingram: Jason Ingram has one of the most diverse and accomplished resumes in Christian music. Born in West Virginia, he spent part of his childhood in Dallas and later moved to Santa Cruz, Calif. Jason’s father, Chip Ingram, is a prominent speaker/author, but the young Ingram knew early on that music would be his vehicle for sharing his passion. In 1999, he relocated to Nashville, Tenn., and his self-titled debut album was released in 2002 on Resonate/INO Records. The following year he became front man for the critically acclaimed band The Longing.
Over the last few years, Ingram has become one of Christian music’s most successful and respected songwriters and producers with album and songwriting credits for work with artists including Building 429, Tenth Avenue North, Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real, Meredith Andrews, Mikeschair, Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, Jason Gray and Bebo Norman, among others.
A prolific lyricist, Ingram’s songwriting credits include, Brandon Heath’s “Give Me Your Eyes,” Hillsong and One Sonic Society’s “Forever Reign,” Sanctus Real’s “Lead Me,” Chris Tomlin’s “I Will Follow,” Matt Maher’s “Alive Again,” Chris Tomlin’s “White Flag,” and Tenth Avenue North songs, “You Are More” and “By Your Side.” The latter was named Song of the Year at the 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards and was the No. 3 played Christian song of the decade (2000-2010) according to Billboard Magazine. Ingram also picked up the Producer of the Year Dove Award, was Billboard Magazine’s 2009, 2010, 2011 Christian Songwriter of the Year and is a three-time GRAMMY nominee for Best Contemporary Christian Music Song (“Give Me Your Eyes,” “Your Love” and “White Flag.”). Further, Ingram is co-writer of back-to-back GMA Dove Award-winning Songs-of-the-Year (2009’s “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath and 2010’s “By Your Side” recorded by Tenth Avenue North), SESAC’s Co-writer of The Year for the last two years (for contributing to “Give Me Your Eyes” and “By Your Side”) and recently received his sixth consecutive SESAC Christian Music Award for Songwriter of the Year.