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By The Way, We Drank The Wine After The Flight
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You people are so smart.

More than a dozen got the answer right to Friday's Brad trivia question: Which country singer flies airplanes and makes his own wine?

It is indeed Aaron Tippin, who owns several planes and lots of land and a municipal airport and some vineyards.

Aaron was kind enough to fly me around in an old-school two-seat open cockpit plane and then serve me some spicy white zinfandel kinda wine. (I'm sure I butchered the names/descriptions of both the plane and the wine, but you get the idea.)

A special shout out here to Aaron's faboo songwriting wife, Thea, who made some crazy Greek meatballs for dinner.

Aaron's an excellent pilot, but I went around all day beforehand predicting a terrible accident because I was afraid I would exceed the plane's weight limit.

Tennessean music writer Peter Cooper, always happy to quash my ego, came up with this headline should tragedy have struck:



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Saturday, 10/11/03
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More than 15 of you got the right answer to my Brad trivia yesterday. Yes, the country singer who flies planes and makes wine is Aaron Tippin. More tomorrow.


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Quick Brad Trivia:  A country star took me flying in a small plane Wednesday and served wine he made himself afterward. Name that artist.

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