Starter Kits are Country Universe’s way of introducing country music fans to an artist that they might not be fully aware of. This Starter Kit features Aaron Tippin, who will soon enter his third decade as a country recording artist.
Tippin was a hit from the beginning, launching his career with a gold-selling debut album. Over the course of the nineties and early 2000s, he would reach that sales level multiple times, racking up several top ten hits along the way. He recently released In Overdrive, a solid collection of truck driving anthems.
The Starter Kit includes one track from this recent release, along with nine others from throughout Tippin’s career that are required listening. As always, let me know what was missed in the comments.
“You’ve Got to Stand For Something” from the 1991 album You’ve Got to Stand For Something
Tippin established his artistic identity immediately with his debut single. Pride in family, pride in country, and pride in your beliefs are themes that Tippin would revisit frequently over the years, making much of his best music in the process.
“There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio” from the 1992 album Read Between the Lines
Tippin scored a huge hit with this ode to his car radio, the only part of his vehicle that isn’t falling apart.
“I Wouldn’t Have it Any Other Way” from the 1992 album Read Between the Lines
One of his many hits to champion the underdog, the accompanying video clip has him playing a factory worker who rallies for better working conditions.