Aaron Tippin returns from Iraq tour
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
– Aaron Tippin returned home Sunday following his fourth tour of Iraq to spend time with U.S. troops there.
Tippin was joined by Fox News contributor Bill Cowan during his 10-day tour, meeting troops, signing autographs and performing several concerts. "It is amazing how well things are going," said Tippin on Iraq's current state. "Once again, our guys and gals have demonstrated that they are the best and most professional warriors on the face of the planet."
This is Tippin's sixth time entertaining the troops since becoming the first singer of any genre to entertain our military in Saudi Arabia during the first Gulf War in 1990, along with Bob Hope.
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Now and Then
Fifteen years after his debut, Tippin reintroduces himself with 3 new songs and 10 re-recordings of his own hits. Among the new tunes, "Ready to Rock (in a Country Kinda Way)" is a southern rocker that tips its hat to Hank Jr., while "Could Not Stop Myself" and "He Believed" mix strong vocals with upbeat, electric guitar-bass-and-drum and touches of fiddle and banjo. The productions sound fuller than Tippin's 1990s recordings, but with the same muscular power. »»»
Stars & Stripes
Aaron Tippin may be known as a country singer espousing blue collar, working man values, but something seems to be missing here in a big way at least musically.
When working class comes to mind, one thinks of Tippin's sometimes tough sounding voice that gets to the heart of the material.
But the problem time and again is the music and quality of the songs. There is far too great a generic sound produced by the typical Grade A session players. Too much drums from Lonnie Wilson and a lack of »»»
A December to Remember
A dozen new Christmas songs beckon from Aaron Tippin's first holiday album. Including "Jingle Bell Rock," this mustachioed covers five seasonal classics, best of all his bathed-in-blues rendering of the Ernest Tubb/Elvis Presley giant, "Blue Christmas."
Yet Tippin strikes bold where so many choose to play it safe by striking forth with seven originals. Some are quite good. Others, well, are not. He adds to the ever-growing canon of silly Christmas songs with his rocking "It's A Good Thing Santa »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: X keeps it fresh an an open wound
X did not celebrate its 40th anniversary with much ballyhoo. There were no celebrity special guests. Not much reminiscing. Instead, the band rocked hard, like they've been doing for the past four decades, which was more than party enough.
Singer/bassist John Doe mentioned at one point how much this city has changed. Tonight's venue was the... »»»
Concert Review: Combs shows he has something to offer
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But Combs didn't rest on his laurels during a satisfying show. Combs may wear a baseball... »»»
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