Tippin song to
on 9-11 anniversary
By CHRIS TRAMEL
The American Red Cross has teamed up with Lyric Street Records to
commemorate the events of September 11 by organizing a special nationwide
simulcast of Aaron Tippin's patriotic song, "Where The Stars and Stripes
and the Eagle Fly."
The event will take
place on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 9:11 a.m. and will pay tribute
to the enduring strength of the American people. The airing of the song
will be followed by a brief public service announcement from the Red
Aaron Tippin, Lyric
Street Records and others associated with the commercial single of "Where
the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" donated proceeds to the Disaster
Relief Fund of Nashville Area Chapter of the American Red
The song debuted at
DeKalb County’s Rally for America which was held at the DeKalb County
Courthouse on September 18th last year. The event saw thousands of DeKalb
County residents showing their patriotism and prayers during the country’s
time of need after the tragic events in New York, Washington and
"We feel that this
nationwide radio airing will show strength and unity and serve as a form
of healing, in a positive way," says Darren Irby, vice president of
External Communications for the American Red Cross. "So we would like to
ask Country Radio stations in every time zone, in small and major markets
alike, to take this opportunity at 9:11 a.m. on September 11 to play Aaron
Tippin's song, "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly," followed
by the special Red Cross message for their local community audience and -
as a format - make this a national event."
"This song has been an
opportunity to speak to people, inspire them and to help our country
heal," Tippin says. "It gets a very powerful reaction when I perform it
live, and I really appreciate Country Radio initially embracing this song
and still continuing to play it."
Lyric Street Records is
a part of the Buena Vista Music Group. The Buena Vista Music Group is the
recorded music and music publishing arm of the Walt Disney Company.
Since the morning of
September 11, American Red Cross assistance has been immediate, constant
and unfaltering, thanks to the unprecedented outpouring of support form
those who contributed time, money and blood in the days and months
following the attacks.
More than 55,000 Red
Cross volunteers lent their physical and emotional strength, without
concern for personal safety, to help tens of thousands of people cope and
begin to rebuild their lives in a variety of ways including financial and
emotional support, medical assistance, home cleaning and relocation.
As those affected by the
September 11 attacks continue their path along the long road to recovery,
the Red Cross will be there to help with long-term needs.
The Red Cross nationwide
toll-free hotline, 1-866-GET-INFO, is staffed 24 hours a day to answer
questions and provide information for those with needs relating to the
September 11 attacks.
The American Red Cross
is dedicated to saving lives, easing suffering and restoring hope at home
and around the world. The Red Cross annually mobilizes relief to the
victims of more than 67,000 disasters nationwide and has been the primary
suppler of lifesaving blood and blood products in the United States for
more than 50 years.
Last year, the Red Cross
also trained almost 12 million people in vital lifesaving skills and
delivered more than 21 million locally relevant community services.
The organization also
assisted international disaster and conflict victims in close to 40
locations around the globe, and its emergency communication centers
processed 1.2 million calls in support of U. S. military