Ingrid Andress Celebrates ‘Extra Special’ No.1 Single

When Ingrid Andress hit the country music scene with her debut single, “More Hearts Than Mine,” it was clear that…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 28, 2020


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Ingrid Andress; Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Billboard

When Ingrid Andress hit the country music scene with her debut single, “More Hearts Than Mine,” it was clear that she had something special. Now, the song has officially reached No.1 on the Mediabase Country Aircheck chart, proving that the country music community’s first instincts about the songstress were correct.

The rising star took to social media to share her gratitude over the news, thanking “everyone who listened to this little piece of my heart.”

“Thank you country radio for your support and for embracing me and this song so readily,” Andress, who co-wrote the touching ballad alongside Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, later shared in a statement. “This is extra special because it’s a song about my family, who I love so much and who have been my #1 fans from the beginning. I’m beyond happy it has resonated with so many people, because that’s the whole beauty of country music; real stories that are told about real people living in this country. It’s an honor to tell those stories as so many legends have done before me.”

History has been made with the song’s chart-topping success, which follows Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” holding the No.1 spot last week. Until now, never in the recorded history of Country Aircheck have two debut females had back to back chart-topping singles.

“More Hearts Than Mine” is featured on Andress’ debut album, Lady Like, which became the high streaming country female debut album of all time upon its release earlier this year.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.