NASHVILLE — Aaron Tippin, whose "You've Got to
Stand for Something" became an anthem during the 1991 Gulf War, has
recorded a track he hopes will help in the latest national crisis.
Tippin spent the weekend cutting "Where the Stars and Stripes and
the Eagle Fly." He wrote the song two years ago with Kenny Beard and
Casey Beathard but had never recorded it.
"We thought it might be an inspiration to people at this
difficult time," Tippin said in a statement.
"Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" will be sent to
radio stations immediately, and a commercial single, featuring a new
recording of "You've Got to Stand for Something," will be available
as soon as the discs can be manufactured and shipped to
Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid victims
of the terrorist attacks.
As the country works to find a way to combat the terrorists who
struck on Tuesday, Tippin sees parallels to the Gulf War. During
that conflict, he went to Saudi Arabia to entertain U.S. troops with
"This song is an opportunity to speak to people," Tippin said. "I
hope it will be an inspiration to the soldiers, the men and women
about to be [soldiers] and the Americans at home."