“I’m looking forward to hearing some music, and I hear the reports on the wine are outstanding,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “Some of (us) who usually don’t drink in the middle of the day, it’s worth taking a sip. Aaron’s here, why not?”
Tippin also shared stories. His wife Thea Tippin was there and she came on stage to help him sing “Kiss This,” a song they wrote following a dispute in the kitchen. Thea Tippin called her husband a “backseat cook” and said one day he was trying to tell her how to season a recipe. The singer could tell his wife was getting angry and asked if they could “kiss and make up.”
“I said, ‘You know what you can kiss? You can kiss this,’” Thea Tippin recalled. Her quip sparked the song idea and they wrote it a few weeks later.
Aaron Tippin will play a concert at Stonehaus Winery in Crossville 7 p.m. Sept. 4. The Grascals will open the show. Tickets are $25 at www.stonehauswinery.com.
Tippin’s new album “Aaron Tippin 25” – a combination of past hits and new songs- is available now at www.aarontippin.com. Country Jam is available in liquor stores.