By Denise Poss
The North Platte Telegraph
In the third and final night of the Nebraskaland Days concert
series, Aaron Tippin brought another evening of top-notch country
entertainment to a delighted crowd at the Wild West Arena Tuesday
Tippin kicked off the show with his brand of classic country.
He took the crowd along with him in a walk down a country lane
filled with hits like Youve Got To Stand For Something,
People Like Us, and I Wouldnt Want It
Any Other Way.
The tall, lean country superstar, wearing a Reba T-shirt and
form-fitting jeans on a body that has obviously seen the inside
of a gym, also put together a childrens bicycle while
he sang his hit song, Workin Mans Ph.D.
He said after the song, the bike was to be donated to the Toys
For Tots organization this Christmas.
Formerly a freelance and corporate pilot, Tippin began earnestly
pursuing a career in music following fuel shortages in the 1980s
that left commercial airlines furloughing pilots. He moved to
Nashville in 1986 in his quest for a record deal. In 1990, he
signed with RCA records, later moving to Disneys Lyric
Street Records. A succession of hits followed and Tippin continues
to bring new music and old favorites to devoted fans across
Leslie Trullinger of Gothenburg, a long-time fan of Tippins,
took her place at the front of the arena early in the evening,
allowing her a birds-eye view of one of her favorite entertainers.
She held a license plate that read, Kiss This, in
reference to one of Tippins biggest hits. When asked what
her favorite song was, she just grinned and held up the plate.
Trullinger, among most of the other fans who had come to enjoy
the show, let out a groan of disappointment when Tippin was
interrupted during a song and the concert was suspended due
to a severe thunderstorm warning in Lincoln County.
As of 11 p.m. the second scheduled artist, Clay Walker, had
yet to set foot on the stage due to weather.