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  Country singer Aaron Tippin will perform with Sammy Kershaw at Fort Gordon's Barton Field Friday Sept. 3.

Work hard? Win big with Labor Day contest

Web posted August 22, 1999

From Staff

You get up every morning 'fore the sun comes up Toss a lunchbox into a pickup truck A long, hard day sure ain't much fun But you've got to get it started if you want to get it done You set your mind and roll up your sleeves You're working on a working man's Ph.D.
-- Opening verse of Aaron Tippin's song Working Man's Ph.D., from the 1993 album Call of the Wild

Several of country singer Aaron Tippin's hit songs have lyrics about the working man and blue-collar pride, and Mr. Tippin is no stranger to such themes.

He grew up on his family's farm near Greenville, S.C., where he plowed, mowed hay, raised hogs and performed a thousand other chores. Later he worked in a factory while trying to break into country music in Nashville, Tenn.

In concert

Who: Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw

What: Miller Dog Days of Summer Concert Tour

When: Friday, Sept. 3. Gates open at 6 p.m.; concert at 8

Where: Fort Gordon's Barton Field

How much: Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at gate. Advance tickets may be purchased at Regions Bank and Pump 'N Shop locations.

Information: Call 791-6779

Please Note:  The original article included a contest to win tickets to the show.

Mr. Tippin is performing at Fort Gordon's Barton Field on Friday, Sept. 3, the start of Labor Day weekend. In connection with the concert and the holiday honoring labor, we're inviting readers to nominate a hard-working blue-collar man (or woman) for a prize package that includes two tickets to the show, free food and beverages, two free T-shirts, VIP parking and the opportunity to meet Mr. Tippin and get his autograph. We'll announce the winner Thursday, Sept. 2, the day before the show.

In 100 words or less, tell us about your nominee, the job the person performs and why this hard worker deserves a break. There are four ways to submit your entry:

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