Depending on where you look, it may say that Ingrid Andress is from Nashville. Sure, she lives there as nearly all successful country artists do these days. But don't let that fool you, Ingrid is a Colorado girl, and now she has the first number one country hit for an artist from our state since 1975!
Right on her website it says "Now signed to Warner Nashville/Atlantic Records, but originally hailing from Denver, Colorado." And by Denver it actually means she is from Highlands Ranch where she grew up with four other siblings, and her dad was the strength and conditioning coach for the Colorado Rockies. Ingrid eventually moved away to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston before moving to Nashville to pursue her dreams.
And although they don't really keep record of things like this, after doing a little research, I found that Ingrid is the first Colorado native to have a number one country hit since John Denver did it in 1975 with "I'm Sorry." Denver had two number ones that year, as "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" went to number one earlier in '75. He would also have a number one hit on the pop chart in 1976 with "Like a Sad Song."
Ingrid scored a number one hit this week with her debut single "More Hearts Than Mine."
Congrats to Ingrid, you've made Colorado very proud!!