Aaron Tippin was born in 1958 in Pensacola, Florida and grew up in South Carolina. Although Aaron initially had aspirations in the field of aviation, and worked as a commercial pilot, in the mid 1980’s he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and later that same year competed in a contest as a vocalist. Tippin won the contest, won a song-publishing contract, and began a career as a songwriter and singer.
Aaron Tippin found himself working for Reba McEntire at Starstruck Entertainment. He worked with Starstruck for nearly a decade, but very early on acquired his first recording contract with RCA in 1991. His debut album and corresponding single, You’ve Got to Stand for Something, arrived in that same year, and the timing could not have been better; with its message of personal values and commitment, its release coincided with the start of the Gulf War, and the song became iconic for American soldiers.
Since that time, Aaron Tippin has released a series of successful albums and singles, many with similar patriotic anthems, such as: Read Between the Lines (1992), Call of the Wild (1993), Lookin’ Back at Myself (1994), Tool Box (1995), What This Country Needs (1998), People Like Us (2000), Stars & Stripes (2002), All American Country (2003), In Overdrive (2009), and All in the Same Boat (2013.) The albums have spawned the hit singles: “I Wonder How Far it Is Over You,” (1991), “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” (1992), “I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way,” (1992), “My Blue Angel” (1993), “Workin’ Man’s Ph.D” (1993), “I Got it Honest” (1995), “That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You” (1992), and “For You I Will” (1998), “ Kiss This” (2000), “People Like Us” (2001), and “All in the Same Boat” (2013.)
Aside from “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” which released shortly after the attacks of September 11th, few of Tippin’s singles crossed over to the mainstream charts, despite their popularity in the country charts, where Aaron enjoyed consistent success. In fact, more than thirty of Aaron Tippin’s songs have landed on the country charts, with three of them rising to the number one spot. Today, Tippin continues to record and perform, and enjoy success as a country music star. His latest album, Aaron Tippin 25, arrived in 2015.