An artist who has been called
"country to the core," Aaron Tippin kicks off
the first of three "Country Thunder" concerts on Saturday, Aug. 3 at
Presented by the Clark County Fair Association
and KWJJ radio, Tippin's
unmistakable, gritty twang and honky-tonk attitude have won him
legions of fans. With cut to the core lyrics, the artist is known as
a spokesman for the common man.
Fans will likely hear the number one hit
"There Ain't Nothing Wrong with the Radio," during Tippin's Clark
County appearance. The rowdy single from 1992 was inspired by a 1975
Toyota named Dazee, which was the car Tippin drove
when he moved to Nashville in 1987.
hit, "You've Got to Stand for Something," made the top five in 1990
and has been played on the radio more than 5 million times since
then. Tippin's nine
albums have sold a combined 5 million copies to date, have earned
him several gold records and one platinum platter.
Reared in the mountains of South Carolina,
Tippins said his most recent CD, "People Like Us," is full of the
two things that mean the most to him: his music and his family. Two
of the songs on the CD were co-written by Tippin and his
wife Thea. One of them, "The Best Love We Ever Made," features a
duet by the couple. The song is a testimony to the most treasured
product of the couple's love: their children. Tippin and Thea
are parents to two young sons, Teddy and Thomas. Tippin also has
a daughter, Charla, from a previous marriage.
A body building enthusiast with energy to
plays about 90 dates a year.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Columbian Concert Stage
GRANDSTAND SEATS: Free with fair admission
RESERVED SEATS: $15 each, including fair
admission, available in advance at
Ticketmaster outlets, online at
www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (503) 224-4440.
tickets for the "Country Thunder" trio of concerts (Aug. 3, 4 and 5)
available from Ticketmaster for $30, a 33 percent savings over
individual show prices.