Jason Ingram

Jason David Ingram (born August 23, 1974) is an American Christian music producer and songwriter. He has been a songwriter for many Christian artists, including Bebo Norman[1] and Point of Grace.[2]

Jason Ingram
Born (1974-08-23) August 23, 1974
West Virginia
OriginFranklin, Tennessee
Occupation(s)Songwriter, music producer, singer
Years active1998–present
Associated actsJason Ingram Band, The Longing, One Sonic Society

Early and personal life

Ingram was born on August 23, 1974,[3][4] in West Virginia,[5] to parents Ralph Browne "Chip" Ingram II and Theresa Lee Ingram (née, Ball or Anderson).[6][7][8] where he was born with his brother, Eric, on the same day.[9] He has two more siblings, a brother, Ryan,[6] and a sister, Annie,[7][8] who were both born in Texas.[6][7] He is married to Culley Kay Ingram (née, Kessinger),[10] where they presently reside in Franklin, Tennessee.[5]


Around the end of 2001, he was the first artist to be signed to Resonate Records, an INO Records partnership with Sonicflood's lead vocalist Rick Heil.[11] He subsequently released his first album, Jason Ingram, on March 5, 2002.[11][12]

Since 2003, Ingram has been the lead vocalist of the Christian pop rock band The Longing.[13] Ingram is currently the lead vocalist for the band One Sonic Society.

Ingram has written songs for many contemporary Christian music artists. He wrote Bebo Norman's "I Will Lift My Eyes" and Salvador's "Shine".[14] At the annual SESAC Awards, held in Nashville on March 5, 2007, Ingram received the "Christian Songwriter of the Year" award.[14] After receiving the honor, he told Billboard, "I had no idea, it never crossed my mind. I am so thrilled. You write and you hope the songs affect people and get out there. It's cool when you see that really happens".[14] He co-wrote three tracks on Brandon Heath's second album, What If We, including "Give Me Your Eyes", which won two GMA Dove Awards in 2009.[15] He also co-wrote songs for Tenth Avenue North, including a No. 4 song on the Christian Billboard Charts, "Healing Begins".[16]

Ingram co-wrote "One Day" with Nick Jonas and Dan Muckala in 2011 for the pop artists Charice. The song was used by AcuVue for a promotion called "AcuVue 1-day".[17]


  • 2007: SESAC Award for "Christian Songwriter of the Year" – won
  • 2009: GMA Dove Award for "Songwriter of the Year" – nominated
  • 2009: GMA Dove Award for "Producer of the Year" – nominated[18]
  • 2011: GMA Dove Award for "Producer of the Year" – nominated
  • 2016 Grammy nomination for best contemporary Christian song/performance – nominated
  • 2019 "You Say", which he co- wrote with Lauren Daigle and Paul Mabury, won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. – won
  • 2019 Look Up Child, which he co- produced with Paul Mabury, won the GMA Dove Award for Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year – won
  • 2019: GMA Dove Award for Songwriter of the Year (Non-artist) – won
  • 2019: GMA Dove Award for Producer of the Year – won (team with Paul Mabury)

Production discography


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  2. "Point of Grace – How You Live". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  3. "Songs by Writer :: Jason David Ingram". SESAC. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  4. "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 2009. 389134150. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. "Jason Ingram garners Grammy Nomination". Path Megazine. December 13, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  6. Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  7. Texas Birth Index (2002). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  8. Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. "Inductee: Ralph "Chip" R. Ingram II" (PDF). Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 28, 2016. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  9. Family Search (2009). "U.S. Public Records Index". Family Search. 289448681. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  10. Ingram, Jason (October 2, 2013). "Happy birthday to my bride and my bro. @culleykay @WillBartholomew #Celebrate #birthday #etchnashville". Twitter. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
    - California Birth Index. "Culley K Kessinger, Born 10/02/1976 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  11. Price, Deborah Evans (January 12, 2002). "INO Pacts With Resonate". Billboard. 144: 17. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  12. Breimeier, Russ. "Jason Ingram – Jason Ingram". Christianity Today. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  13. "The Longing Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  14. Price, Deborah Evans (March 17, 2007). "Ingram Shines at SESAC Awards". Billboard: 50. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  15. "Brandon Heath Takes Home Three Major Wins At 40th Annual GMA Dove Awards". 1Cubed.com. April 27, 2009. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
    - "Brandon Heath – What If We". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
  16. "Tenth Avenue North – Healing Begins". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2010.
  17. Acuvue705,032 likes · 6,748 talking about this. "Acuvue". Facebook. Retrieved April 1, 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  18. Jones, Kim. "2009 Dove Awards - 40th Annual Dove Awards Nominees & Winners". About.com. Retrieved June 17, 2009.
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