Country Weekly: 25 by Aaron Tippin

Mar 16 | Posted by: AT Team

The ’90s were arguably one of the most fun decades in country music. The melding of traditional and contemporary reached a zenith of goodness with artists like Aaron Tippin at the forefront. The best part is that Aaron has remained active and he has released a new project, 25.

The double-disc collection includes 10 of his biggest fan favorites, including “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio” and “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly.” And the second disc is a melting pot of goodness. Tracks like “Working Girl” and “Free to Be Me” are the essence of what made Aaron a force in the ’90s, but they’ve been given more contemporary production, making them relevant in today’s market. But then the “Kiss This” singer goes retro with songs like “On This Side of Life” and “That Makes Me Thirsty,” which boast über-traditional arrangements riddled with fiddle and honest lyrics of faith, family and . . . well . . . being thirsty. Covers of The Georgia Satellites’ “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” are just plain fun, but it’s his remarkable remake of the standard “The Way You Look Tonight” that blows the doors off.

The repeated gunshot kick drum seems a little monotonous on an album that is, otherwise, full of diversity and talent, but we’re happy to overlook it just to have Aaron on the radio.

To read the original Country Weekly article, click HERE.

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