The song “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” kicked the Cleveland Professional Firefighter’s guest into high gear.
Aaron Tippen will be performing in concert Sunday at Memorial Auditorium as part of firefighter efforts to raise money which comes back to Cleveland and Bradley County community.
Entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hosting music stars such as Joe Diffie, John Anderson, The Original Drifters and many others has aided the CPF and Chattanooga Professional Firefighters Association in giving back to those who may have lost everything due to fires.
A number of Cleveland families have been aided this year, according to Jonathan Carroll, president of the Cleveland local.
The organization also performs preventative and safety measures, such as buying smoke alarms and donating to their respective departments.
Tippen began his professional country music career in 1990 and his breakout song, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something” climbed the music charts, prompting Bob Hope to invite Tippen to tour the Middle East, entertaining the troops of Desert Storm.
According to his biography, “Tippen has been a favorite of — and a standby — for America’s fighting forces ever since.”
After 9/11, Tippen recorded “Where the Stars and Stripes and The Eagle Fly.”
He continues his patriotic pledge and travels to entertain the military.
The South Carolina native now lives in Middle Tennessee and collaborates with his wife regarding his music.
Cracker Barrel Country Stores also joined the Tippen bandwagon and helped him unveil “He Believed.”
The album was exclusive for the country-cooking and Southern novelty restaurant-and-store chain.
Tippen has also released “Overdrive” which is geared toward and pays tribute to those in the trucking industry. The album features country classics such as “East Bound and Down,” “Driving my Life Away,” “Roll On” and many others.
He has produced 13 albums during his career.
Also appearing on the Memorial Auditorium stage will be singer/songwriter Andy Childs.
Memphis born and bred, Childs released an album in 1993 for RCA. The album produced three singles on the BillBoard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, according to Wikipedia.
Childs performs “Simple Life,” “Broken” and “I Wouldn’t Know.”
He plays guitar and piano.
His songs have been recorded by bands and musicians such as Blackhawk, Chris Cagle and Canada’s Juno Award winner George Canyon, as well as many others, according to his Web page.
Tickets for the event can be obtained by contacting Cleveland firefighters or calling Carroll at 339-3861 or Chattanooga Professional Firefighters at 553-9670.