On Saturday, Feb. 7, I received Aaron Tippin’s new CD in the mail. And, of course, the first thing I did was pop it into my CD player so I could hear it. And, I did that so I could tell all of you about it (of course).
The first cut on the CD is “Eastbound and Down,” a song you probably remember by Jerry Reed, and featured in the Burt Reynolds movie Smokey and the Bandit. It was a good idea to put that one first. Not because it’s the best one, but because it’s one of the ones that we’re all familiar with, and it grabs your interest from the minute you put the CD on.
Every song on the CD, appropriately titled “In Overdrive Aaron Tippin,” is about driving. Mostly trucks. And you’ll probably be familiar with a number of them. Some of the 14 songs include “Truck Drivin’ Man,” “Roll On,” “Prisoner of the Highway,” “Six Days on the Road,” and “Movin’ On.” Everyone of them is Aaron at his best. My personal favorite, “Drivin’ My Life Away.”
This was an easy CD for me to listen to, and an easy CD for me to review, because I was already an Aaron fan before I listened to it. I got to see Aaron at the fair in Gray a few years ago. He put on a great show. And if any of you have the opportunity to see him in concert in your area – I suggest you take it.
Aaron is also a genuinely nice person. I got to meet him after the show, and he was more than friendly. He talked to his fans as if we were friends and neighbors, and people he had known all his life. None of us felt like we were just there being pushed through a line to get an autograph from someone who didn’t care if we were there or not. Aaron definitely cared. When he signed my picture, I said “thank you.” And, Aaron responded with, “Thank you for coming.” And, he meant it. He was as appreciative of our attendance as we were for the autograph and a few minutes of his time.
I think every one who likes country music is going to likes this CD. It was released on Feb. 3, so if you don’t have one yet, head on out and pick one up. It really is great listening.
Here’s one of everybody’s favorite Aaron Tippin songs, “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagles Fly.”
That’s all for now. You guys have a great week. I’ll talk to you soon. By the way, I’m getting my e-mail caught up, so if you haven’t heard from me yet… you will very soon. More later….