Aaron Tippin Joins Nashville Mayor Megan Barry for Major Announcement


At A Press Conference Announcing Marine Week in Nashville, Country Singer Performed Smash Hit Song, “Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly”

Country music star Aaron Tippin was on hand to perform at Wednesday’s press conference announcing Marine Week in Nashville, taking place September 7-11, 2016.

Tippin joined several dozen Marines and Mayor Megan Barry at the press conference, playing an acoustic version of “Where The Stars and Stripes And The Eagle Fly.”

“I was so honored to be asked to sing at the announcement of Marine Week,” says Tippin.  “We can’t do enough to show how much we appreciate these guys and gals who help defend our freedom.”

More than 700 Marines will descend upon Nashville at next month’s event.  Throughout the week, the public will have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of the Corps’ aircraft and ground equipment at static display venues throughout downtown, to include the MV-22 Osprey aircraft and the multifaceted Amphibious Assault Vehicle.  People of all ages are invited to attend Marine Corps martial arts and military working dog demonstrations, work out alongside Marines during physical fitness demonstrations, and take in the sights and sounds of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Band San Diego.

The event’s theme of “Community, Country and Corps” will offer more than 80 free, public events across the city. The opening ceremony, which is also being held at Public Square, will kick the week off on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m., and will feature a musical performance by country music star Darryl Worley and a special presentation and remarks by Barry.

Previous Marine Weeks have taken place in Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Cleveland, Seattle and Phoenix.

For a full list of events, visit the Marine Week Nashville website at www.usmarineweek.com. Additional information can also be found on Facebook @marineweek, on Twitter @marine_week and on Instagram @marine_week.

About Aaron Tippin

Aaron Tippin’s traditional sound and focus on working-class themes made him one of the most popular acts of the 1990s.  Tippin’s major career hits include “Kiss This,” “My Blue Angel,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “Working Man’s Ph.D.,” and “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.”  To celebrate 25 years in the music business, Tippin has released Aaron Tippin 25, a two-disc collection of 25 songs that includes 10 freshly recorded versions of his biggest career hits, as well as 15 brand new songs.  The album is available for purchase at aarontippin.com and iTunes.  In addition, Tippin has teamed with Stonehaus Winery for a 25th anniversary bottle of blackberry wine as well as America Remembers for a commemorative Colt .45 pistol.

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