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January 12, 2008

Aaron Tippin Interview

Via K-Lo at The Corner comes this Bill Bennett interview with country music singer Aaron Tippen. This interested the Blog Princess because she recently received, via email, a photo of The Unit and one of his Marines standing with Aaron in Iraq with the amusing subject line, "Hey ...you ever heard of this guy???"

Normally, the spousal unit is not a huge devotee of country music - he's more into the Rat Pack/jazz/instrumentals. At any rate, the Princess got a huge kick out of the photo. It took her way back to her early twenties in Camp Lejeune, NC when the Unit was pretty much constantly deployed. There wasn't much to listen to in the way of rock down there, so she drifted into country music. It fit the lazy, soft Southern nights and the slower pace of life.

Her two favorite Aaron Tippen songs were this one and this one. The common theme is staying true to your principles, even when it's not easy. It was nice to find out after all these years that Tippen doesn't just sing about this stuff. He seems to act on his beliefs.

By the way, my husband said he seemed to be a genuinely nice guy, and he's a tough judge of character.

Posted by Cassandra at January 12, 2008 09:01 AM

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Aaron Tippin is DA MAN!

Great guy. But you are wrong about his greatest song. It would be THIS one!

Posted by: JHD at January 12, 2008 06:08 PM

Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly

Posted by: yak at January 12, 2008 06:39 PM

I'm no fan of country music by any means, but I did like the sentiment of "You've Got To Stand For Something".

"Kiss This" was mildly amusing.

"Where the...", well, I like the sentiment again, but this one seems like very standard country fare.

Posted by: obloodyhell at January 21, 2008 10:39 AM