Ingrid Andress: iHeartCountry On The Verge Artist
By Chandler Reeves
August 26, 2019
Ingrid Andress is one of our latest iHeartCountry On The Verge artists, she's signed to Warner Nashville/Atlantic Records but originally hailing from Denver, Colorado. Ingrid has been chipping away at expectations of herself, and her sound, since she was a young child. As good at sports as she was writing songs, Andress was born into a large family and homeschooled in her youth, growing up outside of the traditional definitions that apply to most kids - of what little girls are “supposed” to do, or how she was supposed to interact with the world around her. Rolling Stone has applauded her “honest and heartbreaking” lyrics that she pairs with a vocal delivery described by The New York Times as “steady, calm, alive.”
Having written with heavy hitters in the music community such as Sam Hunt and Alicia Keys, Andress has co-writer credits on hits like “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” She was named one of CMT’s “Listen Up 2019” artists as well as one of their “Next Women of Country.” It all has led to new music for 2019 that will prove her to be one of the most unique and moving voices in the country space and beyond; one that is thrillingly honest, raw and refreshing in a way rarely seen emanating from Music City.
She co-wrote her debut single "More Hearts Than Mine" with Derrick Southerland and Sam Ellis. It's a song that addresses the fact that when you're extremely invested into a relationship, there's actually more people involved than just the two of you. She tells the story about bringing someone home to meet her family, and describes what will happen to them if the two of you were to break up. There is something extremely relatable about the picture that she's painting.
Listen to "More Hearts Than Mine" below.