Country Singer Aaron Tippin Helps Local Businesses Get Through Construction

Jul 27 | Posted by: AT Team

Country western singer Aaron Tippin was in Alexandria for a few days around the Fourth of July and he offered support for local businesses in South Alexandria that have been coping with major road construction work this summer.

Connie Lee and Kevin Cunningham, owners of Tennessee Roadhouse and friends of Tippin, tell the story:

"He came to relax and enjoy Alexandria and to stay with Kevin and I," Connie Lee said. "They parked his bus at Tennessee Roadhouse and his band got several rooms in our local hotels."

On his first night at dinner in Tennessee Roadhouse, Tippin noticed how slow business was and how difficult it was for drivers to access the restaurant.

"He said, 'This is sad and wrong!'" Connie Lee said. "He looked at me and said, 'Con, let's bust out the guitars and get people out here. We can help you and Kevin and the whole corridor — to let folks know y'all are open.'"

The Cunninghams immediately spread the word on social media and promoted Tippin's impromptu appearance on radio stations, KIKV and BOB-FM. "They did lengthy interviews with Aaron and myself about the road construction, Aaron's connection with our military and all of his humanitarian interests," Connie Lee said. "On that night, we packed Tennessee Roadhouse and it was great!"


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