Everybody ready for a little Aaron Tippin? If you are anywhere in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, or western North Carolina, you have got your chance. Make that….chances. Various Firefighters Associations around the area have all booked Aaron for their fundraiser concerts.
Proceeds will help by providing smoke detectors for families, helping fund the Community Fire Relief Fund for victims of fire, providing funding for the Childrens Fire Safety program and continued education and specialized training for firefighters.
Aaron has a show scheduled on Friday night, Dec. 3, at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tenn. All tickets at the Freedom Hall, Johnson City show are $25 each, and it is general admission – which means, get ready to stand in line early, and run to the front row to grab your good seat. For Johnson City tickets and show information, please call 423-282-1257. For information on JCFA, contact Ian Keys at 423-341-0621. For more information on KFA, call Darrell Hayes at 423-341-5957.
I don’t think there’s anything I can tell you about Aaron :Tippin that you don’t already know. But to catch you up just a little bit - he recently had an exclusive album for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, called “He Believed,” and has also released his second collection of songs that salute America’s truck Drivers. That album includes songs like, "East Bound And Down," "Drivin’ My Life Away," "Prisoner Of The Highway," "Girl On The Billboard," "Movin’ On," "The White Night," "Roll On," "Truck Drivin’ Man," "Long White Line," "Drivin’ Fool" and "Danger Dave."
Aaron’s show at the Knoxville Civic Center on Dec. 4, is also $25, with proceeds benefiting the Firefighters Association in that area. You can find more about it by clicking here. Aaron will be in Chattanooga at Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, Dec. 5. I couldn’t find much about this show, but here’s a site you can check for details.
The opening act for these three shows will be Andy Childs. Andy is a native of Memphis. It’s easy to tell who his musical influences are when you listen to him. He’s got kind of a bluesy sound, but still a country/rock sound, too. Check out his web page. If you watch the video with the same thought I had – you’ll agree that he’s going to put on a great show.
I’ve had the opportunity of seeing and meeting Aaron several times in the past. He puts on one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. He’s friendly, he’s like the guy next door – very down-to-earth, and pretty much like a regular person. You can check out one of the shows here.
The Johnson City show is just one day away, and I’m still not sure if I’m gong to make it – so if any of you do, please send me some pictures and a little review of the show, so we can share them with all of my readers. And, if you talk to Aaron, tell him Country said “Hi.”
Time to rush off into the freezing cold weather. I have a feeling I’ll be spending most of my day int he office today.
Talk to you all soon!