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Tip Tip, Hooray! Aaron Tippin Celebrates 25 Years in the Biz

2015 marks a special year for Mr. Aaron Tippin. The country music singer-songwriter is celebrating 25 years in the industry! Tippin stands on Nicki D‘s trusty Red Towel and dishes about his career milestone, fitness regimen, and delicious blackberry wine!

The “You’ve Got to Stand For Something” singer reveals, “Actually the first 10 years, I don’t even remember what happened. It was a whirlwind… There were times when it was year three or four, and I wondered if there was going to be a year five. I’m lucky to still be out here making music.”

Speaking of music, fans can enjoy both old and new tunes on Tippin’s two-disc 25th Anniversary album Aaron Tippin 25. “I’m just proud as a peacock. There are 10 of the old hits, 10 new hits, and 5 songs you probably wouldn’t expect old Aaron Tippin to do. There’s Aaron Tippin doing Frank Sinatra, which sounds like Hank Sinatra.”

The star admits that he does country music because he likes it, but it’s not the only thing he can do. This record also includes hints of bluegrass and classic rock.

When asked what his secret is to longevity in the business, Tippin shared, “I think the key to it is the fans. Every night for 25 years, I got through with the show, wiped the sweat off, got me an energy drink, and I went straight out to the front of the stage and signed autographs until the last one was signed. And I’m still doing that today.”

To further commemorate his 25 years, Tippin partnered with Stonehaus Winery (coincidentally also celebrating their 25th anniversary) to release a wine called “Aaron Tippin Country Jam“.

“I wanted something that most of my fans would appreciate and enjoy, so we’re starting out with a blackberry. And it is good, good, GOOD!”

And of course when chatting with a former bodybuilder, it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t throw some fitness questions in there. Even at the age of 57, Tippin has no shame bringing the “guns” out. Look at those muscles!

Tippin swears by good old-fashioned push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. Check out the video above to find out the singer’s go-to healthy food, favorite cheat meal, and tips for staying “right and tight.”


In case you’re wondering whose physique in country music Tippin is impressed with, he revealed, “Aw shoot, Joe Diffie back in his day. Joe hung out in the gym quite a bit. Chad Brock… I guess nowadays I would say Tim McGraw.” One can’t argue with that, but we think it’s safe to say that Tippin is OUR fitness inspiration!

The country star certainly has a lot to celebrate in 2015. This year also marks 20 years of marriage for Tippin and wife Thea. Congrats, you lovebirds!

About Aaron Tippin
Aaron Tippin’s fame was launched in 1990 with the release of his uncompromising 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.”
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Professional Bull Riders Come to Nashville

Looking for something fun to do this Friday (Aug. 21) and Saturday (Aug. 22) in Nashville? How about watching some real life cowboys ride the fiercest bulls in the biz?! These beasts weigh nearly 2,000 pounds! Join FOCUS on the 615 as we go behind-the-scenes of the 2-night PBR event at the Bridgestone Arena. Host Nicki D. hangs with Canadian bull rider Aaron Roy and gets a few tips on how to dominate “Mighty Bucky.” Find out if she has what it takes to be a bull rider! Buy tickets to the event HERE.

About The Jack Daniel’s Invitational: (from BridgestoneArena.com)

The Jack Daniel’s Music City Knockout is on the PBR’s elite 2015 Built Ford Tough Series featuring the top 35 bull riders in the world against the best bulls in the industry! During a night of heart-pounding, bone-crushing action, fans can look forward to seeing a star-studded line-up of athletes.

About The Built Ford Tough Series:

Every event begins with pyrotechnics, explosions, and flames. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the most famous arenas across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The highest-paid bull riders in the world are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also the $1 million bonus awarded to the winner.

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Nicki D. Checking Out The Grand Opening Of Harrah’s Metropolis

Harrah's Metropolis

Photo credit: Bev Moser/Moments by Moser

Nicki D. had a chance to check out the all-new Harrah’s Metropolis, the closest casino to Nashville, as she celebrated the grand opening in November with award-winning country group, Lonestar. Continue Reading →

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Colt Ford on The Red Towel™ With Nicki D.

Nicki D. The Red TowelColt Ford joins Nicki D. on The Red Towel™ to chat about his brand new album Thanks For Listening. Plus, learn more about the “Dirty Side” music video and Colt’s super power in The Average Joes comic book! Nicki D. even puts Colt on the spot in her Rhyme Time Challenge! Can he keep up?

The Red Towel™ is Nicki D’s version of The Red Carpet. Machine wash cold with like colors. Tumble dry low.

Click HERE or on picture to see video interview!

Nicki D's Rhyme Time Challenge

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Chad Warrix On The Red Towel™ With Nicki D.

Nicki D. The Red Towel
Chad WarrixNicki D. catches up with country artist Chad Warrix on The Red Towel during CMA Music Festival! The Kentucky native chats about his rockin’ fan club party, touring with Craig Morgan, AND his brand new single “Hitch”! Continue Reading →

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Top 5 Must-See Moments on The Red Towel™ With Nicki D.

Nicki D. The Red TowelJoin Nicki D. in downtown Nashville as she counts down the Top 5 Must-See Moments on The Red Towel™! From push-up contests to tongue twisters, you never know what will happen in these interviews! Continue Reading →

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Nicki D. On The Red Towel™ With Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard

Nicki D. welcomes Frankie Ballard back to The Red Towel™ at the HGTV Lodge during CMA Music Festival! Frankie chats about his hot new song “Sunshine and Whiskey”, touring with Jake Owen, and more! Plus, find out if he’s ever been guilty of a “DWK” 🙂

The Red Towel™ is Nicki D.’s version of The Red Carpet! Look for more interviews coming soon!

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