• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted by The Gene Watson Fan Site, during 2005, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Aaron Tippin, which he submitted to this site on Friday 2 December 2005.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Aaron Tippin who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.



Aaron Tippin
This quote was submitted on Friday 2 December 2005.

'Gene Watson, in my opinion, is the most unique singer in the history of country music'.

Thank you, Aaron Tippin, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Aaron Tippin...



Aaron Tippin was born in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday 3 July 1958 and grew up mostly on a farm near Greer in South Carolina where he first started singing to pass the time while doing chores.  Aaron Tippin started playing guitar at the age of ten but also inherited a love of flying from his father, who'd worked as a pilot prior to becoming a farmer.

Aaron Tippin earned his pilot's license at the age of fifteen and began flying professionally before the age of twenty.

Aaron Tippin was studying to become a commercial airline pilot when the industry took a major downturn, which convinced him to return to music.

Aaron Tippin played the local honky tonk circuit and worked on his song-writing while holding a series of blue-collar day jobs.

Unfortunately, his marriage broke up and, with nothing to lose, Aaron Tippin finally moved to Nashville in 1986.

Aaron Tippin landed a job as a staff songwriter at the legendary Acuff-Rose firm, where his compositions were recorded by a number of country music artists, including Charley Pride, Mark Collie and David Ball, among others.



Josh Logan recorded Aaron Tippin's 'I was Born with a Broken Heart' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'Somebody Paints The Wall' (Curb Records, 1988); the track reached No.75 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1989.

In 1990, Charley Pride recorded Aaron Tippin's 'Whole Lotta Love on The Line' (co-written with Donny Kees); the track was a non-album single, but it did not chart on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

It was also in 1990 when Aaron Tippin's demo tape landed him a recording contract with RCA Records.



On Tuesday 29 January 1991, Aaron Tippin saw the release of his debut album, 'You've Got to Stand For Something' (RCA Records, 1991), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'You've Got to Stand for Something' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
(No.6, 1991)
'I Wonder How Far it is over You' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock) (No.40, 1992)
'She Made a Memory out of Me' (written by Aaron Tippin) (No.54, 1992)

As a result of 'You've Got to Stand For Something' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock) reaching No.6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1991 and, 
in the wake of the Persian Gulf War, Aaron Tippin was invited along on Bob Hope's USO tour - Bob Hope (Friday 29 May 1903 - Sunday 27 July 2003).

Aaron Tippin's debut album, 'You've Got to Stand For Something' (RCA Records, 1991), also included the following tracks:

'In My Wildest Dreams' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees)
'I've Got a Good Memory' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'Ain't That a Hell of a Note' (written by Terry Brown and Aaron Tippin)
'The Man That Came Between Us (Was Me)' (written by Aaron Tippin and Butch Curry)
'Up Against You' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'The Sky's Got The Blues' (written by Aaron Tippin and Ronnie Rogers)
'Many, Many, Many Beers Ago' (written by Aaron Tippin and Phillip Douglas)

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's debut album, 'You've Got to Stand For Something' (RCA Records, 1991), included the following:

Sam Bush and Glen Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin, Weldon Myrick (Monday 10 April 1939 - Monday 2 June 2014) and Kayton Roberts (Saturday 25 November 1933 - Thursday 13 July 2017) (steel guitar)
Vince Gill and Alan O'Bryant (background vocals)
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
John Barlow Jarvis (keyboards)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums, percussion)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Mark O'Connor (fiddle, mandolin)
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)

Aaron Tippin's debut album, 'You've Got to Stand For Something' (RCA Records, 1991), reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1991.



Diamond Rio recorded Aaron Tippin's 'This State of Mind' (co-written with Michael Puryear) and included the track on 'Diamond Rio' (Arista Records, 1991).



On Tuesday 10 March 1992, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Read Between The Lines' (RCA Nashville Records, 1992), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'There Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
(No.1 for two weeks in April / May 1992)
'I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way' (written by Aaron Tippin and Butch Curry) (No.5, 1992)
'I Was Born With a Broken Heart' (written by Aaron Tippin and Jim McBride) (No.37, 1992)
'My Blue Angel', which was written by Aaron Tippin, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Philip Douglas (No.7, 1993)



David Ball recorded Aaron Tippin's 'I Was Born With a Broken Heart' (co-written with Jim McBride) and included the track on 'David Ball' (RCA Records, 1989); this album, however, was not released by RCA Records until 1994.

Aaron Tippin's 'Read Between The Lines' (RCA Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'The Sound of Your Goodbye (Sticks & Stones)' (written by Aaron Tippin and Michael P. Heeney)
'If I Had It To Do Over' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'Read Between The Lines' (written by Aaron Tippin and Michael Puryear)
'This Heart' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees)
'These Sweet Dreams' (written by Aaron Tippin and Butch Curry)
'I Miss Misbehaving', which was written by Aaron Tippin, Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011) and Mark Collie

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's 'Read Between The Lines' (RCA Records, 1992) included the following:

Stuart Duncan (fiddle on 'I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way' and 'Read Between The Lines')
Don Galysh (steel guitar on 'I Miss Behavin')
Sonny Garrish (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (electric guitar and six-string bass guitar on 'The Sound of Your Goodbye')
Emory Gordy Junior (bass guitar)
Rob Hajacos (fiddle)
John Barlow Jarvis (keyboards)
Larrie Londin (Friday 15 October 1943 - Monday 24 August 1992) (drums, percussion)
Patty Loveless (background vocals on 'These Sweet Dreams')
Brent Mason (electric guitar, six-string bass guitar)
Andy Most (electric rhythm guitar on 'My Blue Angel' and 'I Was Born With a Broken Heart')
Alan O'Bryant (background vocals)
Steve Thomas (fiddle on 'There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio', 'The Sound of Your Goodbye' and 'I Miss Misbehavin')
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)

Aaron Tippin's 'Read Between The Lines' (RCA Records, 1992) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1992, and No.50 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1992.



Garth Brooks recorded Aaron Tippin's 'Something With a Ring to It' (co-written with Mark Collie) and included the track on 'The Chase' (Liberty Records, 1992).



On Tuesday 10 August 1993, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Call of The Wild' (RCA Records, 1993), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Working Man's Ph.D.' (written by Aaron Tippin, Philip Douglas and Bobby Boyd)
(No.7, 1993)
'Call of The Wild' (written by Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brock and Michael P. Heeney) (No.17, 1993)
'Honky Tonk Superman' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock) (No.47, 1994)
'Whole Lotta Love On The Line' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees) (No.30, 1994)

Aaron Tippin's 'Call of The Wild' (RCA Records, 1993) also included the following tracks:

'Nothin' in The World (Gonna Keep Me From You)' (written by Aaron Tippin and Terry M. Brown)
'I Promised You The World' (written by Aaron Tippin, Bruce Burch and Vern Dant)
'When Country Took The Throne' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'Let's Talk About You' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'My Kind of Town' (written by Aaron Tippin and Sanger D. 'Whitey' Shafer)
'Trim Yourself to Fit The World', which was written by Aaron Tippin, Philip Douglas and Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016)

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's 'Call of The Wild' (RCA Records, 1993) included the following:

Stuart Duncan (fiddle, mandolin)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Alan O'Bryant (background vocals on 'The Call of The Wild')
Matt Rollings (piano)
John Wesley Ryles (background vocals on all tracks, except 'Whole Lotta Love on The Line', 'Call of The Wild' and 'When Country Took The Throne')
Cindy Richardson Walker (background vocals on 'I Promised You The World')
Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) (acoustic guitar)
Dennis Wilson (background vocals on 'I Promised You The World')
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Aaron Tippin's 'Call of The Wild' (RCA Records, 1993) reached No.6 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1993, and No.53 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart in 1993.



Kenny Chesney recorded Aaron Tippin's 'In My Wildest Dreams' (co-written with Donny Kees) and included the track on 'In My Wildest Dreams' (Capricorn Records, 1994).



On Tuesday 8 November 1994, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Lookin' Back at Myself' (RCA Records, 1994), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'I Got It Honest' (written by Aaron Tippin, Marcus Franklin Johnson and Bruce Burch)
(No.15, 1994)
'She Feels Like a Brand New Man Tonight' (written by Aaron Tippin and Michael P. Heeney) (No.39, 1995)

Aaron Tippin's 'Lookin' Back at Myself' (RCA Records, 1994) also included the following tracks:

'Lovin' Me into an Early Grave' (written by Aaron Tippin and Phillip Douglas)
'She's Got a Way (of Makin' Me Forget), which was written by Aaron Tippin and Charlie Craig (Friday 30 September 1938 - Friday 1 July 2011)
'Country Boy's Tool Box' (written by Aaron Tippin and Ronnie Rogers)
'Lookin' Back at Myself' (written by Aaron Tippin and Leigh Reynolds)
'Bayou Baby' (written by Aaron Tippin and Michael Puryear)
'Standin' on The Promises' (written by Aaron Tippin and Philip Douglas)
'Mission from Hank' (written by Don Schlitz and Thom Schuyler)
'You Are The Woman' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees)

Aaron Tippin's 'Lookin' Back at Myself' (RCA Records, 1994) reached No.19 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1994.



On Tuesday 21 November 1995, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Tool Box' (RCA Records, 1995), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You' (written by Sally Dworsky, Paul Jefferson and Jan Leyers)
(No.1 for one week in December 1995)
'Without Your Love' (written by Al Anderson and Craig Wiseman) (No.22, 1996)
'Everything I Own' (written by Tony Martin and Reese Wilson) (No.51, 1996)
'How's The Radio Know' (written by Michael P. Heeney and Aaron Tippin) (No.39, 1996)

Aaron Tippin's 'Tool Box' (RCA Records, 1995) also included the following tracks:

'Ten Pound Hammer', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)
'A Real Nice Problem to Have' (written by Rick Bowles and Tom Shapiro)
'I Can Help' (written by Billy Swan)
'You Gotta Start Somewhere' (written by Bob Regan and Tom Shapiro)
'She Made a Man Out of a Mountain of Stone' (written by Terry M. Brown and Aaron Tippin)
'You've Always Got Me' (written by Walt Aldridge and Brad Crisler)
'Country Boy's Tool Box' (written by Ronnie Rogers and Aaron Tippin)



Billy Swan
 recorded 'I Can Help' (written by Billy Swan) and included the track on 'I Can Help' (Monument Records, 1974); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for two weeks in December 1974.



Pearl River recorded 'You've Always Got Me' (written by Walt Aldridge and Brad Crisler) and included the track on 'Pearl River' (Liberty Records, 1994).



Barbara Mandrell recorded 'Ten Pound Hammer', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006), and included the track on 'It Works For Me' (DRD Records, 1997 / Razor & Tie, 1997).

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's 'Tool Box' (RCA Records, 1995) included the following:

Stuart Duncan, Rob Hajacos and Hank Singer (fiddle)
Sonny Garrish (pedal steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Ray Herndon, John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
John Hobbs, Mitch Humphries and Bobby Ogdin (keyboards)
Brent Mason and Reggie Young (electric guitar)
Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Billy Joe Walker Junior (Friday 29 February 1952 - Tuesday 25 July 2017) and Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)

Aaron Tippin's 'Tool Box' (RCA Records, 1995) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1995.



On Tuesday 25 March 1997, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Greatest Hits...& Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997), his first 'Greatest Hits' collection, which included four newly recorded tracks:

'Cold Gray Kentucky Morning', which was written by Tim Krekel (Tuesday 10 October 1950 - Wednesday 24 June 2009)
'A Door' (written by Mark D. Sanders and Tim Nichols)
'That's What Happens When I Hold You' (written by Angela Kaset and Johnny Cymbal)
'If Only Your Eyes Could Lie', which was written by Bob McDill and John Jarrard (Thursday 7 May 1953 - Thursday 1 February 2001)

Of these three newly recorded tracks, only 'That's What Happens When I Hold You' (written by Angela Kaset and Johnny Cymbal) (No.50, 1997) and 'A Door' (written by Mark D. Sanders and Tim Nichols) (No.65, 1997) were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

Aaron Tippin's 'Greatest Hits...& Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997) also included the following tracks:

'You've Got to Stand For Something' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
(No.6, 1991)
'There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock) (No.1 for two weeks in April / May 1992)
'I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way' (written by Aaron Tippin and Butch Curry) (No.5, 1992)
'My Blue Angel', which was written by Aaron Tippin, Kim Williams (Saturday 28 June 1947 - Thursday 11 February 2016) and Philip Douglas (No.7, 1993)
'Workin' Man's Ph.D.' (written by Aaron Tippin, Philip Douglas and Bobby Boyd) (No.7, 1993)
'The Call of The Wild' (written by Aaron Tippin, Buddy Brock and Michael P. Heeney) (No.17, 1993)
'Whole Lotta Love on The Line' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees) (No.30, 1994)
'I Got It Honest' (written by Aaron Tippin, Bruce Burch and Marcus Franklin Johnson) (No.15, 1994)
'That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You' (written by Sally Dworsky, Paul Jefferson and Jan Leyers) (No.1 for one week in December 1995)

Personnel involved in the recording of the newly recorded tracks on Aaron Tippin's 'Greatest Hits...& Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997) included the following:

Pat Coil and John Hobbs (keyboards)
Stuart Duncan (fiddle)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Judy Rodman, John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Lonnie Wilson (drums)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Aaron Tippin's 'Greatest Hits...& Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997) reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1997.

Following the release of Aaron Tippin's 'Greatest Hits...& Then Some' (RCA Records, 1997), Aaron Tippin exited RCA Nashville Records' roster, and signed in 1998 to Lyric Street Records, a Disney subsidiary.



On Tuesday 6 October 1998, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'What This Country Needs' (Lyric Street Records, 1998), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'For You, I Will' (written by Mark Nesler and Tony Martin)
(No.6, 1998)
'I'm Leavin' (written by Aaron Barker, Ron Harbin and L. David Lewis) (No.17, 1999)
'Her' (written by Craig Wiseman and Jeffrey Steele) (No.33, 1999)
'What This Country Needs' (written by Aaron Tippin and Donny Kees) (No.47, 1999)

Aaron Tippin's 'What This Country Needs' (Lyric Street Records, 1998) also included the following tracks:

'I Didn't Come This Far (Just To Walk Away)' (written by Michael P. Heeney and Aaron Tippin)
'Nothing Compares to Loving You' (written by Craig Wiseman and Jeffrey Steele)
'Don't Stop (We're Just Gettin' Started)' (written by Al Anderson and Dean Dillon)
'Somewhere Under The Rainbow' (written by Scott Blackwell, Jerry Laseter and Kerry Kurt Phillips)
'Back When I Knew Everything' (written by Aaron Tippin and Mel Besher)
'Sweetwater' (written by Jon Vezner and Allen Shamblin)
'You're The Only Reason For Me' (written by Michael P. Heeney and Aaron Tippin)

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's 'What This Country Needs' (Lyric Street Records, 1998) included the following:

Eddie Bayers (drums, percussion)
Dennis Burnside (piano, organ)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Wes Hightower, Steve Hill and Curtis Young (background vocals)
Mike Johnson (steel guitar)
Chris Leuzinger (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Michael Rhodes and Glenn Worf (bass guitar)
Biff Watson (acoustic guitar)
Strings arranged by Dennis Burnside and performed by Nashville String Machine / contracted by Carl Gorodetzky

Aaron Tippin's 'What This Country Needs' (Lyric Street Records, 1998) reached No.23 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1998.



On Tuesday 25 July 2000, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'People Like Us' (Lyric Street Records, 2000), which became the first Aaron Tippin album to make the Billboard Top Country Album Top Five, thanks to the No.1 smash 'Kiss This', a song which was co-written by Aaron Tippin's wife Thea.

Aaron Tippin's 'People Like Us' (Lyric Street Records, 2000) included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Kiss This' (written by Aaron Tippin, Thea Tippin and Philip Douglas)
(No.1 for one week in October 2000)
'People Like Us' (written by David Lee Murphy and Kim Tribble) (No.17, 2001)
'Always Was' (written by Bobby Ray Wood and Tony Colton) (No.40, 2001)

Aaron Tippin's 'People Like Us' (Lyric Street Records, 2000) also included the following tracks:

'And I Love You' (written by Casey Beathard and Odie Blackmon)
'I'd Be Afraid of Losing You' (written by Mark Collie and Leslie Satcher)
'Lost' (written by Craig Wiseman and Steve Seskin)
'Big Boy Toys' (written by Aaron Tippin and Buddy Brock)
'Twenty Nine & Holding' (written by Marcus Franklin Johnson and Aaron Tippin)
'Every Now & Then (I Wish Then Was Now)' (written by Michael P. Heeney and Aaron Tippin)
'The Night Shift' (written by Marcus Franklin Johnson and Aaron Tippin)
'The Best Love We Ever Made' (written by Aaron Tippin and Thea Tippin) / this track was a duet with Thea Tippin

Personnel involved in the recording of Aaron Tippin's 'People Like Us' (Lyric Street Records, 2000) included the following:

Mike Bradley ('rebar' on 'Big Boy Toys')
Melodie Crittenden and Joanna Janét (background vocals on 'Kiss This')
Paul Franklin (pedal steel guitar and lap steel guitar)
Aubrey Haynie (fiddle, mandolin)
Brent Mason (electric guitar)
Steve Nathan (acoustic piano, keyboards, B3 organ, Wurlitzer)
Kim Parent (background vocals on 'Kiss This' and 'The Best Love We Ever Made')
John Wesley Ryles and Dennis Wilson (background vocals)
Biff Watson (electric and acoustic guitar, 6 string bass, gut string guitar, shaker, 1-inch ratchet wrench and DWC-come-along on 'Big Boy Toys')
Lonnie Wilson (drums, loops, tambourine)
Glenn Worf (bass guitar)

Aaron Tippin's 'People Like Us' (Lyric Street Records, 2000) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2000.



On Monday 17 September 2001, Aaron Tippin saw the release, on Lyric Street Records, of the single 'Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly', which was written by Kenny Beard, Casey Beathard and Aaron Tippin; the track reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2001, and No.20 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 2001, marking Aaron Tippin's first entry into the Billboard pop music Top 20.

In addition, the track was Aaron Tippin's last single to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart.

Aaron Tippin's 'Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly' was released in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

All proceeds from the single went to The Red Cross and its relief efforts for the families of the September 11 attacks.  According to then label president, Larry Goodman, the single raised approximately $250,000.



On Tuesday 18 September 2001, Aaron Tippin saw the release of his first Christmas album, 'A December to Remember' (Lyric Street Records, 2001), which included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Jingle Bell Rock', which was written by Joseph Carleton Beal (1900 - 1967) and James Ross Boothe (1917 - 1976)
 (No.52, 2002)



On Tuesday 10 September 2002, Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'Stars & Stripes' (Lyric Street Records, 2002), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Where The Stars & Stripes & The Eagle Fly' (written by Casey Beathard, Kenny Beard and Aaron Tippin)
(No.2, 2001)
'I'll Take Love Over Money' (written by Bob DiPiero and Tony Mullins) (No.46, 2002)
'If Her Lovin' Don't Kill Me' (written by Vicky McGehee, John Rich and Tim Womack) (No.40, 2002)
'Love Like There's No Tomorrow' (written by Aaron Tippin and Thea Tippin) (No.35, 2002) / this track was a duet with Thea Tippin

Aaron Tippin's 'Stars & Stripes' (Lyric Street Records, 2002) also included the following tracks:

'I Believed' (written by Jeffrey Steele)
'Honky Tonk if You Love Country' (written by Bob DiPiero, Ed Hill and Mark D. Sanders)
'At the End of the Day' (written by Michael P. Heeney and Aaron Tippin)
'We Can't Get Any Higher Than This' (written by Ray Herndon and Jeffrey Steele)
'Five Gallon Tear', which was written by Dennis Linde (Thursday 18 March 1943 - Friday 22 December 2006)
'This Old Couch' (written by Randy Scruggs and Aaron Tippin)
'Love Me Back' (written by Glenn E. Ashworth, Dana Sigmon, Aaron Tippin and Thea Tippin)

Aaron Tippin's 'Stars & Stripes' (Lyric Street Records, 2002) reached No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2002.

Aaron Tippin's last release for Lyric Street Records was a single called 'Come Friday', which was slated to be included on an album entitled 'I Believed'.  The single peaked at No.42 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2005, but the 'I Believed' album was not released.

By 2005, Aaron Tippin had exited Lyric Street Records.

In 2006, Aaron Tippin formed his own record label, Nippit Records, in a joint partnership with Rust Records Nashville.



On Tuesday 24 April 2007, Aaron Tippin saw the release of his first album for Rust Records Nashville; 'Aaron Tippin: Now & Then' (Rust Records Nashville, 2006) included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

'Ready to Rock (In a Country Kind of Way)'
/ this track was released in 2006, but it did not chart
'He Believed' (No.55, 2007)

Aaron Tippin's first album for Rust Records Nashville, 'Aaron Tippin: Now & Then' (Rust Records Nashville, 2006), included the following tracks:

'Ready to Rock (In a Country Kinda Way)' 
/ this track was previously unreleased
'Could Not Stop Myself' / this track was previously unreleased
'He Believed' / this track was previously unreleased
'Whole Lotta Love on The Line'
'Working Man's Ph.D.'
'The Call of The Wild'
'There Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio'
'That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You'
'I Got It Honest'
'I Wouldn't Have it Any Other Way'
'I Wonder How Far it is Over You'
'Honky Tonk Superman'
'My Blue Angel'

On Sunday 9 September 2007, Aaron Tippin saw the release of a new single called 'Drill Here, Drill Now', which was inspired by the 'Drill Here' movement led by Newt Gingrich at his American Solutions organisation.

In 2008, Aaron Tippin signed to Country Crossing Records.



On Saturday 3 February 2009, Aaron Tippin saw the release of his first album for Country Crossing Records, 'In Overdrive' (Country Crossing Records, 2009), which included the following tracks, most of which had a truck driving theme:

'East Bound & Down', which was written by Jerry Reed Hubbard (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008) and Dick Feller
'Truck Drivin' Man', which was written by Terry Fell (Tuesday 31 May 1921 - Wednesday 4 April 2007)
'Drivin' My Life Away', which was written by David Malloy, Eddie Rabbitt (Thursday 27 November 1941 - Thursday 7 May 1998) and Even Stevens
'Six Days on The Road' (written by Earl Green and Carl Montgomery)
'Chicken Truck' (written by John Anderson, Monroe Fields and James Ervan Parker)
'The Ballad of Danger Dave & Double Trouble'
'Prisoner of The Highway' (written by Mike Reid)
'The Girl on The Billboard', which was written by Walter Haynes (Friday 14 December 1928 - Thursday 1 January 2009) and Hank Mills (Thursday 9 April 1936 - Friday 11 November 2005)
'Long White Line' (written by Buford Abner)
'Movin' On', which was written by Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016)
'The White Knight', which was written by Jay Huguely (Saturday 21 September 1940 - Saturday 13 December 2008)
'Roll On' (written by Dave Loggins)
'Drivin' Fool' (written by Terry Brown and Aaron Tippin)

Aaron Tippin's first album for Country Crossing Records, 'In Overdrive' (Country Crossing Records, 2009), reached No.73 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 2009.



On Tuesday 28 May 2013, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw & Aaron Tippin saw the release of 'All in The Same Boat' (Red Distribution Records, 2013), which included the following tracks:

'All in The Same Boat' (written by Jamey Johnson, Don Poythress and Wynn Varble)
'Kiss This' (written by Philip Douglas, Aaron Tippin and Thea Tippin)
'Heart of Gold' (written by Neil Young)
'She Don't Know She's Beautiful' (written by Paul Harrison and Bob McDill)
'The Way You Look Tonight' (written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern)
'On & On' (written by Stephen Bishop)
'The Route That I Took' (written by Sammy Kershaw)
'I'm Hangin' On' (written by Joe Diffie and Steve Pippin)
'Misery Loves Country' (written by David Fraiser, Edward Hill and Josh Kerr)
'I Love to Work' (written by Bradley Gaskin, Sammy Kershaw and Billy Lawson)
'He Believed' (written by Aaron Tippin and Thea Tippin)
'Old Friends' (written by Jim Beavers and Ben Hayslip)

• Visit Aaron Tippin's Official Site at aarontippin.com

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