Jack Ingram with special guest Mason Lively
As a veteran of the Texas music scene, Jack is known as an exhilarating live performer. He’s released six live albums and Ridin’ High...again will be his 10th studio album. Jack has been honored by the Academy of Country Music with Awards for both Top New Male Artist and Song of the Year, and has landed GRAMMY and CMA nominations. Ridin’ High...again, was a critical hit, praised by Rolling Stone as “searing” and hailed by the Dallas Morning News as “a gloriously raw, sweaty record full of swirling dust and swagger.”
As was recently been announced, Jack Ingram is also the new host of Texas Music Scene, the syndicated tv show featuring Texas-based artists in over 80 markets.
Country/Americana artist Mason Lively has a sound that’s simple yet complex, easy-feeling but gritty and weathered, inspiring yet heartbreaking. It’s no stretch to say that there’s a song for every emotion in Mason Lively’s catalog.
Born in Victoria, Texas, but raised just outside of town in the rural community of Inez, Mason grew up in a country music atmosphere. Though he enjoyed and was exposed to many types of music, he would obsessively listen to artists far beyond his years, like Willie Nelson, The Eagles, and Merle Haggard to name a few. Growing up, while also being influenced by Pop, Folk, Soul, Blues, and Classic Rock, Mason started to take interest and study the songwriting of artists from his home state’s music scene.
As a result, when he started playing guitar at age 14, Mason claims that song-writing "sort of snuck up on him" not long after that. Years later, with the release of his 2018 debut album “Stronger Ties”, Lively and his band hit the road, touring all over Texas and the regional south. Lively then released his sophomore self-titled album on March 19th, 2021, Co-produced by Wade Bowen.
Now based in Austin, TX, Lively continues to record and release new music, tastefully venturing into different sounds as he does. With a wildfire like fanbase that’s growing, thousands of shows under his belt, and the support of his fellow artists and mentors...It's safe to say that Mason Lively is going places in Country Music and beyond!