The hardest workin man in country music is back and ready for action. Though he was still touring heavily, he had not recorded new material for 3 years. After a 3 year break from recording, Aaron Tippin is now ready to share his new music with his devoted fans and catch some new ears along the way too.
After Aaron Tippin parted ways with Lyric Street records in 2004, he began recording a brand new CD that he released on his own label called NIPPIT RECORDS (which is TIPPIN spelled backwards). The album is titled "Now & Then" and is a mixture of new songs with some of Aaron's greatest hits. Included in the brand new CD is a song that Aaron and his wife Thea wrote about his father who passed away a couple of years ago. The song is titled "He Believed" and holds a very special place in Aaron's heart.
Along with recording "Now & Then", Aaron Tippin also released 2 brand new music videos, "Ready To Rock (In A Country Kinda Way) and "He Believed" which starred Aaron's son Teddy as a "young Aaron".
Aaron Tippin made his reputation with such hard-core honky tonk performances as "Working Man's PH.D", "Kiss This", "You've Got To Stand For Something" and "There Ain't Nothin Wrong With The Radio".
Tippin began performing in local honky tonks in the 1970's. He competed on the TNN"s "You Can Be A Star" TV talent contest in 1985, landed a songwriter's contract and moved to Music City in 1986. Always a focused and purposeful man, Tippin created a work routine that was Spartan in its intensity. He worked the midnight - to - dawn shift at a factory in Kentucky, commuted to music row to write songs, lifted weights late every afternoon, went to bed, got up and did the whole routine over again, day after day.
The dedication started to pay off. He began winning body building competitions and artists such as Mark Collie, Diamond Rio, David Ball and the Mid-South boys started recording Aaron's songs.
Tippin performed his first Nashville night club show in 1990. It earned him a recording contract with RCA records. Before ever setting foot on tour, he was afforded the opportunity to join Bob Hope on a USO tour to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War. After Aaron came home, hits for RCA led to concert dates with such superstars as Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire and Hank Williams Jr. Tippin became one of the most memorable country personalities of the 90's. In concert he invariably communicated the heart of a poet, the zeal of an evangelist, the humor of the class clown and the soul of a gladiator.
His hits sounded like no one else-- "My Blue Angel", "That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You" and "I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way" formed a body of work that is totally individual and in direct contrast to the sound alike records that characterized the era.
Five of his RCA albums became Gold Records and one went Platinum. Between 1990- 1997, Aaron scored six hits records and created such memorable moments as "Call Of The Wild", "I Got It Honest" and "Whole Lotta Love On The Line". He appeared on the soundtracks of such films as "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1993) and "Fire Down Below" (1997) and became the commercial spokesman for Channel Lock Tools. Success as a songwriter for others also continued as Garth Brooks, Charley Pride and Kenny Chesney recorded Tippin tunes.
Aaron and Thea married in 1995. In 1997 they welcomed Theodore Tippin into their lives and son Thomas arrived shortly after in 2000. Aaron also has a beautiful grown daughter Charla from his first marriage. Charla is married to Kenneth, a Blackhawk pilot in the S.C. Air National Guard and they reside in South Carolina.
Aaron signed with Lyric Street records in 1998 and immediately scored back to back hits with "For You I Will" and "I'm Leaving". Aaron Tippin's popularity spiked again in the new millennium thanks to the chart topping "Kiss This" (2000) and "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly" (2002) as well as his sixth gold record and first ACM award nomination.
For Aaron Tippin, his career became a lifestyle. "The fans are truly amazing. They're the reason I still have a job. I'm a very lucky man.
In 2002 Aaron went to Afghanistan and since then he has been making annual visits to our forces in Iraq and became the celebrity spokesperson for the Paralyzed Veterans Of America, the Armed Services YMCA which takes care of military families while their spouses are overseas and Toys for Tots which the Marines founded. At every show, Aaron puts together a bike on stage while performing and at the end of each night, he brings a Marine up and donates the bike to the children of that community that they are in for Toys for Tots. Aaron has donated over 500 bikes since he became involved in this charity.
Aaron has been on "The Larry King Show", "Hannity And Colmes" and performed shows for the "Hannity Freedom Concert" and many benefits to support our troops.
On top of being one of the greatest performers and songwriters to hit the country music scene, Aaron also has many other talents. He became a commercial pilot at the age of 17. He owns 4 planes including a 1940's steerman, a cub, super decathlon and a heliocourier.
He is also an avid hunter and looks forward to personal time with his children teaching them how to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.
And just when you think his talents end there, you can also add welder, truck driver and wine maker! Yes wine maker. After marrying Thea, Aaron became a huge wine connoisseur. He loves red wine and some of his favorites include: Red Zinfandel, Shiraz, and a special reserve EOS Petite Syrah. Aaron has his own winery and is constantly creating different types of wine including peach and muscadine. One of Aaron and Thea's favorite hobby is visiting wineries in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Paso Robles, California when he has time off.
In 2005, Aaron decided to close his firearms store/ Aaron Tippin Outdoors which had been in operation for 10 years and convert the building into management offices and his own recording studio. Later in 2005 he re-launched a brand new internet website and made it highly interactive with streaming videos & audio, fan chats, frequent updates, tour schedule, and consumer contacts.
Aaron and Thea Tippin have a beautiful log home and reside with their two children in Tennessee.
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