CMA Music Fest 2016: 30 Must-See Acts

From the big stadium headliners to newcomers on the Nashville riverfront

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Jack Ingram
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Jack Ingram

Seven years have passed since the Texas troubadour has released an album. But so what? When he hits the stage and slams into "Measure of a Man," "Barbie Doll" or his classic kiss-off anthem "Love You," he ignites the crowd like a twentysomething newbie trying to prove himself for the first time. You can’t learn Ingram's no-nonsense charisma, vivid lyrics and affinity for raw, high-impact, hard-rockin' country in a Belmont University classroom. No, he matriculated on the Lone Star club circuit, where you're good or you're gone. Like the red-dirt heroes he celebrates in "That's a Man," he's a survivor. Sunday, Chevrolet Park Stage

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