Aaron Dupree Tippin (born July 3, 1958 in Pensacola, Florida) is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Records in 1990. His debut single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War and helped to establish him as a neotraditionalist country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class. Under RCA’s tenure, he recorded five studio albums and a Greatest Hits package. By the later half of the 1990s, however, his sales and chart performance began to decline, and he was dropped from the label’s roster.
Tippin switched to Lyric Street Records in 1998, where he recorded four more studio albums, counting a compilation of Christmas music. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, he released the patriotic anthem “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly“; although it was his most successful crossover single, he saw his popularity decline a second time after its release. After parting ways with Lyric Street in 2006, he founded a personal label known as Nippit Records, on which he issued the compilation album Now & Then. A concept album, In Overdrive, was released in 2009.
Tippin has released a total of nine studio albums and two compilations, with five gold certifications and one platinum certification among them. In addition, he has charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” (1992), “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You” (1995), and “Kiss This” (2000), as well as the Top Ten hits “You’ve Got to Stand for Something”, “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way”, “My Blue Angel”, “Working Man’s Ph.D“, “For You I Will”, and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”.
On July 15, 1995, Tippin married the former Thea Corontzos at a Greek Orthodox ceremony in Nashville. Along with his manager, Billy Craven, Aaron and Thea Tippin created Tippin’s company, Tip Top Entertainment. They reside in Dowelltown, Tennessee. Tippin also opened two hunting supply stores called Aaron Tippin Firearms: one in Smithville, Tennessee, and the other was run by his late father, Willis Emory Tippin, in Oak City, North Carolina. (Willis died in 2005.) According to the Federal Aviation Administration, Tippin is an instrument rated commercial pilot with single and multi-engine ratings. He also has private pilot privileges for rotorcraft-helicopter. Finally, he is a certified airframe and power plant mechanic.
|1||For You I Will|
|2||There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio|
|3||That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You|
|4||I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way|
|5||Workin’ Man’s Ph.D|
|6||You’ve Got to Stand for Something|
|7||Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly|
|8||My Blue Angel|
|9||I Got It Honest|
|11||The Call of the Wild|
|13||I Wonder How Far It Is Over You|
|14||Without Your Love|
|15||Whole Lotta Love on the Line|
|16||She Feels Like a Brand New Man Tonight|
|17||Everything I Own|
|18||Honky Tonk Superman|
|20||I Was Born with a Broken Heart|
|21||She Made a Memory Out of Me|
|22||People Like Us|
|23||That’s What Happens When I Hold You|
|24||Love Like There’s No Tomorrow (with Thea Tippin)|
|26||If Her Lovin’ Don’t Kill Me|
|29||I’ll Take Love Over Money|
|30||What This Country Needs|
|32||How’s the Radio Know|
|33||Ready to Rock (In a Country Kind of Way)|
|34||Drill Here, Drill Now|
|35||East Bound and Down|