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Aaron Tippin - Now And Then

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Aaron Tippin - Now And Then

Aaron Tippin - Now And Then

Nippit Records / Rust Records
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Now And Then is Aaron Tippin's first independant release (a joint venture between Nippit Records and Rust Records) and has a total of thirteen songs. Three are new and ten are older hits. What is unique about the older hits is they are done in more of a southern rock sound. Twelve of the songs were co-written by Aaron and the disc was also produced by the artist.

The first single off the album is "Ready To Rock (In A country Kinda Way)" and it definitely signifies what Aaron's goal is for this album. "It's the same old me, so don't be afraid" he sings. He just wants to add a little rock and roll into the mix. For the first time in his life, the man pledges never to leave a woman in "Could Not Stop Myself." Even if he tried he could never stop showing her affection. The third brand new track is "He Believed," written by Aaron and wife Thea. It's about never giving up on your dreams and keeping the faith. Aaron Tippin always sings about the working man, so of course "Working Man's Ph.D" has to be on the album. Whatever job you have, you need to roll up your sleeves and do the best you can so you can be proud of what you've done at the end of the day. One of my favorite Aaron Tippin songs is "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio," where a guy sings about a car that needs a little work done to it, but at least the radio works like a charm. "That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You" is another classic Aaron Tippin tune.
Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin

Nippit Records / Rust Records
A man is doing all he can to provide for his family and even though the house is small at least he makes an honest living in "I Got It Honest." "I've never had to hang my head in shame," he sings. If you try to give him money he didn't earn then he won't accept it because that's not the kind of guy he is. "I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way" is what the man in the next song thinks of his life. He will hold on to his honor no matter what the cost. "I'll take the good and bear the bad until my dying day." On the slower side there is "I Wonder How Far It Is Over You." Instead of wondering how far it is to her, he wants to know how far he has to go before he forgets his previous flame. "Honky-Tonk Superman" adds a touch of humor to the album, while last track "My Blue Angel" is a special way to close out the album. As you listen it is obvious why the song is a fan favorite. It's nice to hear Aaron yodel in different parts as he sings the "blue angel" part of the lyrics. "Heaven without her feels like Hell tonight" are the song's parting words.

Song List:

  1. Ready To Rock
  2. I Could Not Stop Being Myself
  3. He Believed
  4. Whole Lotta Love On The Line
  5. Workin Man PHD
  6. Call Of The Wild
  7. There Ain't Nothing Wrong With The Radio
  8. That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You
  9. I Got It Honest
  10. I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
  11. I Wonder How Far It Is Over You
  12. Honky Tonk Superman
  13. Blue Angel

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