Ingram Hill came nearly full circle with the release of last year’s Look Your Best. In many ways, the Memphis outfit went back to its roots on its third full-length album; the band returned to the Indie label world, leaving major label Hollywood to sign with grassroots Rock Ridge, and it hit the studio with Rick Beato, the producer on their first full-length, June’s Picture Show. It might have been the lackluster performance of its 2007 sophomore album, Cold as California, that led Ingram Hill back to the people and situations that initially propelled it to almost immediate stardom.
Vocalist/guitarist Justin Moore and guitarist Phil Bogard met in kindergarten, then played in a variety of teenage bands before doing the cover band circuit as University of Memphis students. Eventually the they added bassist Shea Sowell and drummer Matt Chambless, renamed themselves Ingram Hill and concentrated on original material. In 2002, Ingram Hill released its debut EP, Until Now — over half of the tracks were produced by Tonic frontman Emerson Hart — and sold 10,000 units at merch tables across the country.