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From Truckers News
|Soaring to the top of the charts
By Donna Pierce
Several years ago, Aaron
Tippin, working with Kenny Beard and Casey Beathard, wrote a
song about patriotism and his feelings about the United
States. The song, “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle
Fly,” was never released because it didn’t fit in the themes
of his albums.
On Oct. 2, 2001, Tippin released the
song as a single and included his previous No. 1 hit, “You’ve
Got to Stand for Something,” as the B-side. Since then, “Where
the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” has reached No. 1 on
Billboard’s Country Singles Sales Chart and No. 5 on the
all-format Top 200 Singles Chart.
Tippin performed for
American troops during the Gulf War 10 years ago and thought
it was an honor to be allowed to sing for them.
single contains an uplifting message for the American public.
“The song hadn’t made it onto an album yet but we thought it
might be an inspiration to people at this difficult time,”
The song was the highest debuting single
of the week and has climbed to No. 23 on Radio and Record’s
Country Top 50 and No. 22 on Billboard’s Country Monitor. The
net proceeds from the single are being donated by Lyric Street
Records to the Nashville area chapter of The American Red