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Aaron Tippin is living the dream – the hillbilly singer’s dream, that is

Country singer Aaron Tippin is celebrating his 25th year in the music industry.

Country singer Aaron Tippin is celebrating his 25th year in the music industry.

Twenty-five years. That’s how long Aaron Tippin has been in the music industry.

Tippin launched his career in 1990 with the release of his single “You’ve Got to Stand For Something.” He followed with other major hits including “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” and “Kiss This.”

“I can’t believe it’s been 25 years since I started this amazing journey,” he says during a recent interview. “I’ve been so blessed to be able to live a hillbilly singer’s dream and to still be living it today.”

In fact, Tippin put together “Aaron Tippin 25,” which features some old and new songs. He spent several months in the studio, where he recut his career hits, as well as a handful of new songs. He also brought in his family for a song.

“I have always said Thea (his wife) is the singer in this family and she can still out-sing me any day. Tom (his son) sings with me on ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ I think I sound pretty good until Tom starts singing,” he says. “Tom will most likely be in the music business. Ted has a career in engineering in mind. Everyone including Ted (his son) is singing on ‘The House Of The Lord.'”

Over the course of 25 years, Tippin says his music has evolved, though his writing process has stayed the same.

“I am a creature of habit so my writing process hasn’t really changed since the early Aaron Tippin days, but I do feel like I know what fans expect to hear from Aaron Tippin,” he says. “I’ve either written or co-written all the songs on all of my albums. On this album, I did choose some songs that you wouldn’t expect Aaron Tippin to sing.”

While Tippin has traveled the world playing for fans and for troops, there are still some accolades he’d like to reach.

“Being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry would be cool,” he says.

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