Daily Digital Download: Aaron Tippin ‘Where The Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly’
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In honor of the Armed Forces Day celebration. I chose this patriotic song.
“Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” is a song written by Kenny Beard, Casey Beathard, and co-written by Aaron Tippin. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and also peaked at number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking Tippin’s first entry into the Top 20. In addition, it was Tippin’s last single to reach the Top Ten on the country charts. The song was released in the wake of the September 11 attacks. All proceeds from the single went to the Red Cross and its relief efforts for the families of the September 11 attacks. According to then label president, Larry Goodman, the single raised approximately $250,000.
Tippin had written the song for his 2000 album People Like Us, but it didn’t make the cut. He says, “But now, I know exactly why it didn’t. It had a bigger purpose.” Two days after the September 11 attacks, he went to a Nashville studio to record the song.
If you would like to download the song to your device, here are the links: