The idea for the song came to Jack when he was on tour in the Midwest and couldn't help noting many all-American reminders that make him proud of the nation and its people.
"I was on tour and went for a walk along the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois. I saw some folks fishing the banks and passed a VFW hall," Jack recalls to American Songwriter magazine. "Most songs with references to America always seem to have such grand messages and huge themes. I was trying to paint a more subtle picture of what it looked like was going on during a normal day in one of the 'fly over' states. I don't fly over these places. I stop and play shows here; a lot of them. I've never written a song about them. I have now."
You can hear Jack Ingram's 'America' on American Songwriter's website.
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