DATE: Sunday July 16, 2017
ARTIST: Aaron Tippin
INTERVIEWER: Charlie Woods
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Jamboree in the Hills has come to an end for another year but man what an event it was. Our team member and super cool human being, Charlie Woods, was on site for us again this year covering the fun and had a chance to sit down and talk for a few minutes to country superstar, Aaron Tippin. Huge thank you to Aaron for his time, we greatly appreciate it and know how little of it you have so we're so glad you chose to spend some of it with us! A huge thanks to Craig Wilkins for supplying the photos used in this article. Craig is a longtime photographer of this event. Check out his website at craigwilkins.com for great photos and content!
Charlie: What have you learned from having your own record label?
Aaron: Music is fun again! It has really been a pleasure to be able to do what you want to do. When we decided on our last album "25" the only people whom we had to consult with were myself and my wife.
Charlie: At this point in your career, what are your particular artist goals?
Aaron: I'm just trying to live another day...
Charlie: Do you still get a buzz hearing your songs on the radio?
Aaron: The biggest kick I get out of hearing my songs is when someone does karaoke to something I wrote.
Charlie: Learning how to fly airplanes is something you've always liked to dabble in... How often do you currently fly?
Aaron: I fly quite regularly, about 2-3 hours a week. At the farm we have a small airstrip, but most of the planes I own are housed at the local airport. I currently have a J-3 Cub, Steerman as well as another for parts, T-6, and a Malibu. I'm still a certified Mechanic as well as a Flight Instructor and have taught both my sons how to fly.
Charlie:What makes a perfect day for you, whether it be at home or on the road?
Aaron: Twisting wrenches in the morning and flying in the evening.
Charlie: Does your family ever come with you when you go out on the road?
Aaron: If the show is close and doesn't interfere with the boys school schedule. My son actually plays a little bit and at age 15 got his first check from the Grand Ole Opry!
Charlie: Do you have any advice for new artists starting their career?
Aaron: Make sure you love it! It is a whole different world than when I started out. Don't take anything for granted, and appreciate it everything that comes to you... just because you had one hit doesn't mean your next single will be a smash.
Charlie: What part of the music business excites you the most currently?
Aaron: Song writing will always be number one to me, and I just want to make the best record possible. Editing and producing is something I have really been enjoying lately.
Jamboree in the Hills Set List
1.) "You've Got to Stand for Something"
2.) "I've Got it Honest"
3.) "My Blue Angel"
4.) "Big Boy Toys"
5.) "Workin' Man's PHD"
6.) "Honky Tonk Superman"
7.) "He Believed in Me"
8.) "Wouldn't Have it any Other Way"
9.) "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You'
10.)"Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio"
11.) "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly"
12.) "Kiss This"
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