Ingrid Andress

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Ingrid Andress makes soulful pop that touches upon country and R&B. After garnering attention as an a cappella singer on NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2010, Andress initially built her reputation off-stage collaborating on songs with Alicia Keys, Sam Hunt, Charli XCX, and others. In 2019, she debuted as a solo artist with the singles “Lady Like” and “More Hearts Than Mine,” included on 2020′s Lady Like. A breakthrough for Andress, the album reached the country Top Ten and earned her three Grammy nominations, including Best Country Album. On the heels of her success, she returned to the country charts, collaborating with Sam Hunt for 2021′s “Wishful Drinking” and releasing her introspective sophomore LP, Good Person.
Raised in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Andress grew up in a large family where she was largely homeschooled until high school. As a child, she developed a love of music, including playing drums, piano, and writing her own songs. Despite her musical inclinations, her teen years found her exploring a wide array of interests, from athletics to modeling. While attending Rock Canyon High School, she became a member of the chamber and jazz choirs, garnered leads in several musicals, and was accepted into the Colorado All-State Jazz Choir and the Colorado All-State Women’s Choir. During her senior year, she doubled down on vocal and piano lessons and eventually earned a vocal scholarship to Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she pursued a dual major in songwriting and performance. While at Berklee, she joined the a cappella group Pitch Slapped. The group then competed on season two of NBC’s The Sing-Off, where Andress earned praise for her singing, as well as a CARA nomination. The following year, she returned to the show as a member of the all-female a cappella ensemble Delilah, eventually finishing in sixth place.
After her time on The Sing-Off, she returned to Berklee, where she finished her degree and was mentored by noted pop songwriter Kara DioGuardi. After graduating, she relocated to Nashville, and embarked on a songwriting career, co-penning tracks for Sam Hunt, Alicia Keys, and Lauren Jenkins. In the process, she scored credits on hits like DJ Vice’s “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” In early 2019, she released her debut solo singles “Lady Like” and “More Hearts Than Mine.” “More Hearts Than Mine” wound up reaching number five on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart in the summer of 2019. That September, she released the digital EP The Rosebank Acoustic Sessions.
By the end of the year, she’s also released the digital singles “Both,” and “We’re Not Friends.” Andress released her debut album Lady Like in March 2020. It reached the country Top Ten, and also appeared on the Billboard 200. By the end of the year, the album had also garnered the singer three Grammy Award-nominations, including Best Country Album, Best New Artist, and Best Country Song for “More Hearts Than Mine.”
In August 2021, Andress teamed up with Sam Hunt for the single “Wishful Drinking.” Another single, the confessional “Good Person” (co-written with her “Lady Like” collaborator Sam Ellis) arrived in April 2022 — the first song off her sophomore album, also titled Good Person. Featuring the hits “Seeing Someone Else,” “Blue,” and “Pain,” the LP saw Andress co-writing with Ellis, Derrick Southerland, Julia Michaels, and Shane McAnally. ~ Matt Collar