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Mon. September 17.2001 5:25 PM EDT

  New Aaron Tippin Song To Benefit
  Red Cross

   Singer's 'You've Got to Stand for Something' was popular
   during Gulf War.

    by Jay Orr
Aaron Tippin
Photo: Lyric Street Records

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 stores.

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 Bob Hope.

"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."

This report is from MTV News.

© 2002 MTV Networks

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