Get ready for the CASA Songwriters on the Edge of Texas Concert and Golf Tournament April 12-13 at Northridge Country Club.The concert kicks off the event on Sunday at 6 p.m. with live entertainment from the winner of the 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards New "Artist of the Year,"  Jack Ingram. This singer/songwriter, who hails from the Lone Star State, had been making music long before he was recognized on a national level. He played in honky tonks, bars and festivals around Texas wherever he could perform to get his music heard and out there. Finally, Ingram made it to Nashville, Tenn., where he landed his first record deal.

Jack recalls, “Coming from Texas and me trying to have my own identity may have come off as anti-establishment or Texas versus Nashville. But that was a misconception. I wanted to be right where I am right now. Twenty in the game, on the big stage.”

But things had to get worse before they got better.

Eventually they did, after several more years of frustration and trying to find his niche in Nashville, Ingram signed on to a major label and released his first album and hit single 'Wherever You Are,' which turned out to be his first number one single of his career. He followed that up with a new album in 2008 'This Is It' and 'Big Dreams & High Hopes,' which produced two top twenty singles 'That's a Man' and 'Barefoot & Crazy.'

Don't miss Jack Ingram with special guest Sunny Sweeney at the CASA Songwriters Edge of Texas Concert on Sunday, April 12. Dinner will be provided by Outback Steakhouse. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds to benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children.

See a performance for the Texas Music Scene.

Registration is now under way for the Golf Tournament on Monday, April 13 with two flight times available at 7:30 a.m. with 8 a.m. shotgun start or 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.  Hole-in-one and flight prizes awarded. Entry fees are $150 per person and includes green fee, cart, gift package, concert ticket and lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse.

To purchase your tickets in advance go online to CasaTexarkana.org/Songwriters. And be sure and check out their Facebook page. For more information please call 903-792-1030 for raffle and concert tickets.