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Jack Ingram
Event on 2018-03-08 19:00:00

When Jack Ingram won the 2008 Academy of Country Music award for “Best New Male Vocalist,” thousands of people in the audience had to be smiling to themselves about that whole “new” thing. They knew the thirty-something, steel-eyed veteran accepting that trophy on that stage in Vegas had been rocking roadhouses, theaters and stadiums relentlessly since 1997, that he’d been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music for more than a decade, and that as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’d been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie and Waylon and the boys.

But the award did mean that Ingram, after trials and setbacks that would have buckled other artists, had at last matched the commercial success he’d always wanted with the integrity on which he’d always insisted. So he told the crowd with no small measure of pride and triumph that night that “big dreams and high hopes” can come true.

Now, as if to validate and amplify that truth, Ingram remains in the forefront of country music with the album Big Dreams & High Hopes, the seventh studio disc of his career and his third for Nashville maverick indie label Big Machine Records. Its eleven tracks range through the many facets of Ingram’s unique take on country music and songwriting. There’s the textured and contemplative “Seeing Stars” sung in ethereal tandem with Patty Griffin. You’ll find a couple of superb roots rocking country songs Jack wrote with compadre and mentor Radney Foster. And you’ve probably already heard the swimming hole party anthem “Barefoot and Crazy” which quickly became a radio smash and a soundtrack for the hot summer of 2009.

Ingram says the album’s intimate title track came from a conversation “about lasting through a bunch of BS and finding success at the time I did. At one point I said, ‘Well, I had my guitar and big dreams and high hopes,’ and that just kind of rung a bell. The song that came out of that basically talks about having this wanderlust to go out and take my music on the road like my heroes did – dreaming about it and chasing it down.”
That journey began in Houston, Texas, where Ingram grew up. His first stage experience came not through music but a drama class he took to fulfill a requirement his senior year of high school. It wasn’t his calling, but it was a rush.

“All of a sudden there was this pressure and this element of having to deliver right now in front of a crowd, and if you don’t you fall on your ass,” he says. “And that got me.” During college at Southern Methodist University, he applied that challenge to music for the first time, starting at an open mic night with two Willie Nelson songs learned out of a song book and one original tune.

It didn’t take long for the charismatic Ingram and his Beat Up Ford Band to pack the bars of Dallas and Houston, but he was acutely aware that having come of age idolizing icons like Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark and Robert Earl Keen, that he had a lot of learning and growing to do.

“I knew what I was doing was not sounding the way it was sounding in my head, so I was very unsatisfied,” Ingram remembers. “My heroes were the best.”

So with his vision clearly set, Ingram gradually built a reputation as a smart songwriter and a can’t-miss live performer. Nashville’s Rising Tide label signed him, re-issuing his first two independent albums, a live disc, and 1997’s Livin’ or Dyin’. When Rising Tide went out of business, Ingram found a home at Sony’s boutique Lucky Dog label, where, in what became something of a pattern, he was admired by music writers and country connoisseurs but he struggled to connect on country radio. He also felt unfairly typecast as a member of an “insurgent” country movement.
“Coming from Texas and me trying to have my own identity may have come off as anti-establishment or Texas versus Nashville. But that was a misconception. I wanted to be right where I am right now. Twenty in the game, on the big stage.”

But things had to get worse before they got better.

“I lost my record deal with Sony,” he says. “I lost a management deal. I was in this place where I didn’t know what was going to happen. I had a kid who was one year old. I really didn’t have a career to speak of at the time.”
And from that difficult place, he wrote “In The Corner,” one of the best songs of his career, an “open letter” he calls it now, to a music industry where he’d sought only support in being who he was rather than someone he wasn’t.

Yeah, he’s just another young cynic
We get them all the time.
If he just knew how to channel
All that anger he’d be fine”.

So I sit with all these wishes and dreams dying on the vine
Knowing I could make you happy for a minute with a lie.

The song is the final track on Big Dreams & High Hopes, and those lyrics make what happened next all the more remarkable. Jack Ingram met Scott Borchetta, a veteran country record promoter who’d launched his own label Big Machine Records. In an industry and genre where outsider labels have had an almost impossible time building hit-making careers, Big Machine took a chance on Jack, and equally Jack took a chance on one of those independent label. The new label worked with more dedication and patience than Ingram had ever seen to find the song that would break through. It was “Wherever You Are,” the first single of his career to reach Number One.

“I spent YEARS trying to figure out what I was doing wrong,” says Ingram. “Why is this not working? How do I need to change? And finally you get with the right people, and you go, ‘I don’t need to change anything. I just need to show up and do the job.’ All I had to do was be myself.”
The album Wherever You Are, a mostly live project, was followed by 2008’s This Is It and now Big Dreams & High Hopes. Already the new album has produced the top twenty single “That’s A Man.” And “Barefoot and Crazy” appears poised for a whole lot more airplay. But this is far more than a repository of a few hit singles. The album kicks off with “Free,” a breezy and uplifting embrace of the finer non-material things in life. Ingram worked with Jeffrey Steele and Tom Hambridge to write the swaying and satisfying “Not Giving Up On Me” with its large chorus drenched with steel guitar and gratitude to a supportive lover. And people will surely talk about Ingram’s intense, refreshed version of “Barbie Doll,” probably the most popular song from his live show, recorded here in a fantastic, wise-ass duet with Dierks Bentley.

In a time when the music industry tries so hard to jam new artists up to the top of the charts before they’re ready, only to so often see them plummet back to earth, Ingram’s rise has been slow and steady, fueled by dreams and hopes for sure, but more substantially by high standards and the ambition for a career measured in decades and influence rather than chart position. He’s in the best place he’s ever been and it’s clear from a few listens to Big Dreams & High Hopes that confidence is bolstering his artistry.

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Anaheim
Event on 2018-03-09 19:30:00

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2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States

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Everybody procrastinates. Anyone who tells you they don’t isn’t being truthful to you or to themselves. It’s a matter of how much procrastinating you do. Who likes to do things they don’t really enjoy doing? That’s nobody that I know.

Are you overly cautious? Always waiting for “the right time” to begin putting an ideas or plans into action. Your waiting can become a permanent habit. One habitually overlooked reason for procrastination is constantly looking at the negative side to any situation. Thinking about  a  potential failure instead of concentrating on the means of success. This leads to knowing all roads lead to disaster and the never ending search for ways to avoid failure. Constant procrastination and uncertainty leads to physical complications.

If you can’t get anything done on time no matter how easy the task then you’re a procrastinator. Some procrastination is based on lack of organizational skills. But for some, procrastination is a habit all on it’s own. It’s like you have a mental block to doing anything on time. 

Chronic procrastinators sometimes think that putting things off to later date is ingrained in their personality. Not true. Procrastination is a habit. It can be reshaped just like anything else. But it won’t be easy. Just remember you will always procrastinate to some extent. But don’t let that be an excuse to not do anything about it. It won’t happen overnight. Choose areas to tackle first, like getting to work on time or getting or opening the mail the same day you receive it. 

Figure out how you can reorganize your morning such as setting your click 15 minutes ahead. Open the mail and write out your bills every Friday. Focus on picking up the clutter everyday. Or make sure all your dishes are put away every evening. These small victories will lead to bigger goals and greater victories. Yes everyone procrastinates and so will you to some extent. But you don’t have to let the procrastination habit rule your life. Stop procrastinating and start living stress free today.

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Event on 2018-03-06 19:30:00

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KXT 91.7 Presents Wild Child — Dallas “Expectations” Release Show
Event on 2018-02-07 19:00:00
Wild Child – "Expectations" Dallas Release Show  February 7th at Trees Presented by KTX 91.7 & Spune In anticipation of our new album we have decided to do something special for our home state. Our new album "Expectations' is coming out this February and we want to celebrate by doing a series of FREE shows for our beloved Tejas. We owe all we have to everyone that has supported us since or humble beginning gigging around the state in our little red van back in 2011. We feel so incredibly proud to be Texans and are incredibly excited to share our new music with you. We can't think of a better way of launching this record than by starting with a huge party with ya'll.  Thank you.  Love, Alexander, Kelsey, Sadie, Matt, Tom, Cody In honor of this show made a Deluxe Limited "Dallas" Edition of "Expectations" pressed on translucent green colored vinyl.    INFORMATION:This is a FREE show.  You MUST RSVP to get into the show.  There are two RSVP ticket options:  Ticket Option 1 – "General RSVP" – **(DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY)** Entry to the show will be granted on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to venue capacity.  Ticket Option 2 – "RSVP + Dallas Vinyl Pre-order" **(GUARANTEED ENTRY)**  Guaranteed entry to the show Includes the Deluxe Limited Dallas Edition of "Expextations" – pressed on translucent green vinyl.  The vinyl will be mailed to your indicated shipping address approximately the week before the show. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? ALL AGES SHOW What's the refund policy? No refunds.  Do I need to bring my ticket to get in? Yes, you'll need to bring your paper or digital ticket to be scanned upon entry. I pre-ordered a vinyl – how do l get it? Can I pick it up at the show? VINYLS WILL BE SHIPPED APPROXIMATLEY A WEEK BEFORE THE RELEASE OF THE ALBUM (FEB 9TH).  You will not be able to pick up your vinyl at the show. All vinyl will be shipped to your indicated shipping address.   What does the GENERAL RSVP get me? Do I have to RSVP? Yes, you MUST RSVP to be eligible to get into the show. Entry to the show with the "General RSVP" ticket type will be on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to venue capacity. To guarantee entry into the show, you must preorder a limited edition vinyl.  If I pre-order the album, how many tickets do I get? You are granted 1 ticket per pre-order.  However you will have the option to buy one "Guest Ticked" as an add-on to your order for the cost of .  The guest pass will guarantee your companion entry to the show.  This option will be available as an "Additional Item" at the bottom of the order page.  Is shipping & handling included with the vinyl purchase? Yes, all shipping & handling charges are included with your RSVP + Vinyl purchase. I pre-ordered the Candy-Red Deluxe Vinyl or CD before this event was announced. Do I get in? Please email pat@cleanbillmusic.com If I pre-orded the vinyl, do I have to wait in the general line? No, there will be a seprate check-in for "RSVP+ VINYL PRE-ORDER/GUARANTEED ENTRY/GUEST TICKET" ticket types and a line for "GENERAL RSVP" ticket types. 

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Mavericks v Houston Rockets
Event on 2018-03-11 18:00:00

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Do you ever remembering hearing a speech that instead of putting you to sleep, it motivated you to take some kind of action that resulted in a shift in your destiny? Motivational speeches have this power. Too often people will give up on their dreams due to failing too many times to obtain them. After a while, their belief in themselves will wither away and lie dormant until something can wake it back up. These speeches have the power to do just that, awaken those rusty beliefs.

Whenever we pursue a goal, we do it because somewhere inside of us, we believe that we can do it. That belief normally comes from either seeing someone else obtain the same or similar outcome, from our past successes in achieving a goal, or simply from someone else who we have trust in believing in us. On your path to any goal, you will be faced with many challenges and setbacks. It’s nothing personal, that’s just the way it is and it’s also the reason why most people will never experience the life that they truly want. These temporary failures will cause most people to stay down after being knocked to the ground a few times. Their belief in their ability to obtain the goal gets weaker each time they are met with defeat.

There are many things that can cause your beliefs to skyrocket again and one of those things are motivational speeches. The reason for this is because the speaker will often use stories that will allow you to realize that all successful people go through many failures before they obtain their goals. Too often we will think that somehow, our challenges are unique and there’s no way to turn things around. Sorry to say but chances are, whatever obstacles you are going through, plenty of people have gone through the same thing and have ended up thriving. Choosing to use a setback to stop pursuing your goals is merely an excuse to give yourself an easy way out in order to avoid more disappointments.

These stories that motivational speakers often times share are stories of people who stood up and kept going after their dreams despite the dozens of failures they may have faced. When you hear these types of speeches, what often happens is that you start to realize that those who are successful are no different from you. They too have had times when they felt like quitting and had every right to, but instead, they chose to keep going. That’s what winners do. The next time your hear a motivational speech that strengthens your beliefs, do the speaker a favor and use it to stand back up, dust yourself off, and continue pursuing your dreams.

Kelly T. contributes to a motivational website that provides tools and resources such as motivational speeches, quotes, songs, posters, motivational stories, and much more to help people achieve their goals.

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks
Event on 2018-01-10 19:00:00
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at Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Arena)
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, United States

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KISS OFF 2017 NYE PARTY AT BAR LOUIE – DALLAS, TX
Event on 2017-12-31 20:00:00
We saved the biggest party of the year, for the very last night of the year. Tell 2017 to “KISS OFF” and make a clean break with a dirty martini with New Year’s Eve at Bar Louie! The music will be pumping, bottles will be popping, taps will be flowing and the scratch kitchen will be jamming until last call… So you don’t have to end your night until we do. Limited tickets available… get yours now! Questions? Give us a call (469) 248-1760.  Here’s the deal… NYE Offers, dates, times, prices, details and availability subject to change and may vary by location. See Server for details. All federal, state and local laws apply. Applicable sales tax included in ticket price.  No refunds. No cash value. We serve responsibly, you should drink responsibly. Can you dig it? We knew that you could. Copyright © 2017 BL Restaurant Operations, LLC.All Rights Reserved. 

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Dallas, United States

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PARKING: American Airlines Center – Dallas Stars v Los Angeles
Event on 2018-01-30 19:30:00

at American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, United States

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