Sept. 17, 2001: Aaron Tippin spent this past weekend in a Nashville recording studio cutting a never before heard track, "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly" plus a new version of his hit "You've Got To Stand For Something." "Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly" will be serviced to country radio immediately and will also be available shortly as a commercial single. The commercial single will include the new version of "You've Got To Stand For Something" as the B-side.

All proceeds will be donated to The American Red Cross to aid the victims of last weeks terrorist attack.

"Kenny Beard, Casey Beathard and I wrote 'Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly' about 2 1/2 years ago," said Tippin. "The song hadn't made it on to an album yet but we thought it might be an inspiration to people at this difficult time."
Tippin's 1991 hit "You've Got To Stand For Something," released just prior to the Gulf War, became an anthem for that time. Tippin was invited by Bob Hope to perform for the troops in Saudi Arabia.

Tippin, who arrived in the Persian Gulf just 48 hours after getting the call from Hope, still considers performing for the troops one of the highlights of his career.

"The situation now is reminiscent of Saudi 10 years ago," Tippin said. "This song is an opportunity to speak to people - I hope it will be an inspiration to the soldiers, the men and women about to be deployed and the Americans at home - and help our country heal."

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Jeffrey B. Remz, Editor & Publisher

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