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Country Stars Set To Help Navy Mark Birthday


Sam McDonald
Daily Press

Two country music stars, Aaron Tippin and Patty Loveless, are coming to town next month to help celebrate the Navy's 228th birthday.

The pair will perform a free concert Oct. 10 at Town Point Park in Norfolk as part of Navy Days, a series of events sponsored by the city of Norfolk and area businesses. Navy Days was previously known as Fleet Week.

Tippin, a Florida native who grew up in South Carolina, has sold millions of compact discs, and placed more than a dozen songs on the country charts. His No. 1 hits include "There Ain't Nothing Wrong with the Radio," "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You," and "Kiss This."

Kentucky-born Loveless enjoyed a string of hits starting in the 1980s. Those included "Timber, I'm Falling in Love," "Chains," and "Lonely Too Long." By 2001, though, she had turned to bluegrass with "Mountain Soul," a critically acclaimed collection of tunes inspired by the sound of the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe.

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