A Chat With The Hardest Working Man In Country Music: Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin Interview ~

Aaron Tippin

In the 90s, Aaron Tippin emerged as one of the biggest acts in country music with hits like There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio, Kiss This and That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You. Known as “The Hardest Working Man In Country Music,” reading this interview will show you just why he earned that reputation.

Eat Play Rock: I just love Cracker Barrel, and seeing the great CD selection they offer. What’s it like partnering with them to promote your records?

Aaron Tippin: Back in May of 2008 I released a tribute album entitled “He Believed”, to my late Father. It was sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. I was honored to work with them on his project that was so near and dear to me.

Also, I assume it’s crazy hard work running your own record label, NIPPIT Records. Is it more than you expected?

Having my own label keeps things simple and straightforward. I find pure joy in doing all aspects of this business including the producing a record part. We have produced all of Thea’s albums in our own studio and being able to release it on NIPPIT records label is icing on the cake.

I read that you live on a 500 acre farm in the middle of Tennessee. That’s quite a change from the crowds at your concerts. Is it hard to wind down and adjust from that very public persona to the seclusion of your farm?

No time to wind down when I get home from being on the road I gotta get work done on the farm and the hanger. The “honey-do” list does not end.

Aaron Tippin Nutrition Tip N Shaker

Aaron Tippin On Staying In Shape

Will you tell me a little bit about Aaron Tippin Nutrition and Tip N Shaker Weight Loss Seasonings?

At every show my fans would come up to me and say,” how do you stay in shape?”, That is why Thea and I started our nutrition line. Our newest release is the Tip n Shaker. You can lose weight while eating the foods you love! This is not a diet! It’s a way to maintain your lifestyle while getting the weight loss results you desire! Simply Tip N Shake and watch the pounds disappear! It joins other products that make up Aaron Tippin Nutrition.

Staying fit is as much a part of my life as music is. It’s a daily requirement. Thea and I exercise each morning. We use products from our nutrition line. It’s a lifestyle for us and a family affair the boys are very active as well. I’m 55 years old so if I am going to run around on stage like a 25 year old I need to stay fit.

You seem to partner with your wife, Thea, in all of your projects. Do you find that helps keep a celebrity marriage stronger? Also, does she go on tour with you?

My family does a lot with me. Thea is not only my wife but business partner as well as a songwriter. My boys go everywhere Thea and I go when they are not in school – music business meetings, on tour on stage. Keeping them close keeps it balanced.

Do you have a personal favorite song of yours?

Its hard to pick a favorite when you have songs like Kiss This, You’ve Got to Stand for Something, Where The Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly, Working Man’s PhD…I just can’t pick a favorite, I like them all.

Are there any other country singers that you are particularly close to or would love touring/performing with?

I’d like to perform with Hank Sr., Elvis and Darius Rucker because he is a South Carolina boy like me.

On Military Shows and Touring Overseas

I know that you have done a lot of shows for our military overseas. Care to share one of your favorite moments?

I’ve been Overseas for the past ten years performing for the troops. It’s not hard to sing to them, they deserve a song. The right words come when you see our guys and gals demonstrating that they are the best and most professional warriors on the face of the planet! Going to the Gulf twenty years ago was the most rewarding thing I’ve gotten to do so far. I was so thankful for the chance to give a little back to the guys and gals over there defending our country.

There’s not much that can top that feeling. I was honored when Bob Hope invited me to Saudi Arabia to entertain the troops. Being in that part of the world made me realize what an honor it is to be an American. This country is known as a friend to justice and human rights. That’s a good reason to be proud. Patriotism, is a badge I wear proudly and have carried with me throughout my career, a career where I sing about what I know.

Sometimes Lightning Does Strike Twice: Just Ask Aaron Tippin

Also, I heard that you have been struck by lightning a couple of times. Any truth to that? If so, do you take any extra precautions to prevent getting hurt in dangerous weather?

Trust me, you do not want to be standing anywhere near me when it is lightning, I have been struck two times. First time, I was 10 and my dad and Bud Turner were with me. We were working on Sunday, so I don’t think God liked that. Up came a thunderstorm and Dad, he wouldn’t stop for nothing. Dad and I were holding the wire to a tree and Bud was getting ready to strike the staple. That’s when it hit us. God’s got great timing, doesn’t he!

The second time was in my twenties working on a dump truck with my work partner, Tim Perry. We were both under the truck trying to pry an axle out from under it. The lightning hit the truck and it knocked the hell out of me and him. That time, it really hurt — left me paralyzed for a few minutes.

Aaron Tippin GeekBox Speaker

Check Out Aaron Tippin’s New Geekbox

Oh my gosh! Anything else that you want to talk about or promote?

My Geekbox. Back in April of this year I ventured with CompuGeek in Sparta,TN by releasing a new kind of portable speaker. I have partnered with Charles Bell and CompuGeeks for a new Mini Geek Box. The device is a mini jukebox that also interfaces with your cell phone. It fits in your car cup holder and sounds amazin . The portable Bluetooth speaker is Capable of handling up to a 32-gig storage card and some Models come preloaded with Aaron Tippin hits and live concert tracks.

Since the reveal of this product more country artist have come on board such as Joe Diffie, Hank Williams Sr., Rodney Atkins, and the upcoming reality show Hazzard Life.

 

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.

Comments

  1. I love Aaron Tippin! So awesome you were able to interview him!!! Jealous!
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  2. Jenna Wood says:

    What a blast from the past, I remember listening to Aaron Tippin as a little girl. I think it’s neat that he has his own label now, so he can control things from the back end and delve more in depth with music production.

  3. I had no idea he was so multi-talented. Very interesting. He is super fit! My late grandmother was a big fan of his.

    • Dawn McAlexander
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      My aunt loves him! When I used to work in radio, she used to call the station all the time to request his music. :) She likes You’ve Got To Stand For Something best, but I liked That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You Best and Kiss This, so they got played pretty often. ;)

      Incidentally, we went to see him in concert one time and we got to meet him and she almost died.

  4. I did not know much about this singer. Great tips on his health and fitness in particular.
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  5. What more info about The GEEKBOX call me at CompuGeeks in Sparta,TN # (931) 837-4546

  6. What a neat idea. This must have been so exciting to do!

  7. Looks like he’s got a lot to manage!
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  8. I’ve always like his music and enjoyed reading about him and reading the interview questions and answers.
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  9. Melissa Williamson says:

    Been a fan for years I have attended many concerts he never disappoints me my mom even went to one with me she really enjoyed it but its getting g harder for me to attend recently went to a show in New martinsville wv and over did it a little bit but I got to stay and see the show .he’s very entertaining .I love watching him

  10. My grandmother loves Aaron Tippin! How fun!!
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  11. I LOVE that he lives on a 500 acre farm…my personal dream. And talk about crazy getting hit by lightening not once but twice!!! That is insane!

  12. I’ve never heard Aaron Tippin’s music before. Since we live in TN too, I’m sure I can find some of his songs!! It’s great that his family is so important to him. That’s a refreshing change from a lot of celebrities.
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  13. That is an awesome interview! I just love how down to earth and “real” he is. And hardworking..yes indeed! He is just amazing. He’s a great icon to look up to.
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  14. Wow he looks great! I haven’t seen or heard about/from him in years, its good to know he is still out there and doing things to make himself better.

  15. What a neat opportunity to talk with Aaron Tippin! Love the real life response and really appreciate his focus on his family.
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  16. That Geekbox sounds awesome! I might have to get one!
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  17. Sherry Compton says:

    I love his down-to-earth, family attitude. He seems very pleased with where he is in life. His family means a lot to him and it shows in his work.

  18. He is a very hard working country singer, thanks for the great interview

  19. Love Aaron Tippin’s music. :)

  20. It’ a very good interview. I’m afraid that I have no idea who he is. I’m not into country music.

  21. Rebecca Parsons says:

    How cool is this. I love Aaron Tippin and have for many years now. He is a family man and just a real person.

  22. He seems like he has a balanced life and a faith that keeps him humble!

  23. Sorry, I don’t know much about country music and this is the first time I’ve heard of Aaron Tippin

  24. I’ve actually never heard of Aaron Tippin, but my husband loves country music, so I’m going to encourage him to take a listen and see what he thinks of his music. How cool that he has used his fame to promote healthy living.

  25. I am not familiar with this person. It was interesting to read about the man behind the music and his life.
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  26. Wow he is really an amazing man! I’d like to try his Nutrition Line as well! Sounds like some awesome products!
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  27. He’s such a down to earth kind of guy! I remember listening to him back in the 90’s when my sister was in a country music phase! Love that he keeps his family close!
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  28. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I’ve never heard of him, but I’m sure my husband has (loves country music). How cool that he gets to live on a farm, too. That’s always been my fantasy.

  29. I love that he’s just a regular guy! Going from touring straight back to working on a giant farm, now that’s pretty cool!
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  30. I knew about his music, I had not idea he was involved, with his family, in so many different ventures. He is certainly a busy man.

  31. I wasn’t familiar with his work, but then again, I grew up in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. :) I listened to the youtube’s you placed here and I have to say, he really is something! He has great lyrics – very meaningful & true.

  32. that’s an awesome experience, interviewing aaron! i had no idea he’d been struck by lightning- twice!

  33. I can’t believe that about the lightning! That is CRAZY!
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  34. Wow, it must have been so nerve wracking interviewing such a celeb!
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  35. I love Aaron Tippin!! How in the world did you get to interview him? Fun!!!
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  36. I honestly hadn’t heard of Aaron Tippin, but i do love country music! Listened to his songs, and I like them.
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  37. What a fun interview, thanks for giving us an insider look! How cool that they have weight loss seasonings, I am totally intrigued and off to check it out!

  38. How cool to interview Aaron Tippin.. I would kill for an opportunity like that..
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  39. Listened to his songs, and I like them
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  40. I love Aaron Tippin, soooo glad to see him back in the spotlight and I had no idea that he has that many projects going… way to go Aaron and thanks for sharing, excited to hear about him again
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  41. Nice interview! I have never heard of him, but I admire anyone who gives back to our troops!
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  42. Great interview ! I love that he and his wife are so close.
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  43. Great post I learned a lot. Kiss This is my favorite song my Aaron Tippin.

  44. natalie parvis says:

    It looks like those jeans are working pretty hard too.

  45. I’ve always like Aaron Tippin. He’s getting to be a classic ;) Glad to see him diversify.
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  46. Never ceases to amaze me.. thanks for sharing and so glad Mr Tippin is spreading the goodness.

  47. Love that Aaron T. shared his tips for fitness.. Thank you for sharing this clip.

  48. i did not knwo he done so much in his time ilisten to mucis

  49. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard his music. He does keep busy.

  50. Sylvia Ortiz says:

    Aaron Tippin has led a very interesting and successful life – especially like that he has performed for the military overseas, providing our troops with entertainment.

  51. I’ve never heard of Aaron Tippin’s music before. How incredible that he’s been struck by lightning not once but TWICE! Great interview, BTW!
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  52. amanda whitley says:

    i’d love to live on a 500 acre farm in tennessee too. that’s where my husband is from. he seems like a really down to earth person and a real family man not letting fame take over.

  53. Sherry Fowler says:

    I have loved Aaron Tippin for years and years!!!! So glad to hear he is doing well and staying in shape

  54. i want that body!

  55. Dorothy Teel says:

    How interesting and varied life Aaron Tippin lives, and how he has his many varied products that he supports. I like that he takes his family with him when touring and the like if they are not in school, a real family man. Neat to read about so many sides of this country western star and his life. thank you

  56. You gotta love Aaron Tippin. Great intervie

  57. I seriously never knew Tippin had a nutritional business too. Although he is in great shape I find it a bit bizarre. I do love his music though.

  58. sandra davis says:

    I love Aaron Tippin. You can just tell by looking at him, he loves to stay in shape. He is such a great musician. Wow, i can’t even imagine getting struck by lightning once much less twice.

  59. Renee Addison-Hutchinson says:

    I love Aaron!

  60. I love that he lives on a farm in Tennessee. It would be so awesome to live off the land like that

  61. Cassie Sudduth
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    I love how they are very family oriented!

  62. i love to try this

  63. Susan Broughton says:

    I have always enjoyed his music. My husband and I have followed him for YEARS now and have enjoyed his music tremendously Loved the aritcle

  64. Aaron sure is a hard working man invlolved in so many things plus working on his farm in Tennessee . Learned alot more about him from this review . thanks so much for it

  65. he’s always been a great artist for giving back to his fans and causes he believes in

  66. Nice he does things with his wife

  67. natalie parvis says:

    He sure has some muscles, doesn’t he?

  68. I am learning so much about Aaron Tippin! No idea he had his own nutrition line, this definitely requires further investigation. Thanks for the fun article! Super interesting and informative!

  69. Richard Hicks says:

    Very good interview. A man who knows himself and has some wonderful songs!

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