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Aaron Tippin to Perform at 28th Annual Village Hospital Greer Family Fest


January 13, 2012

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce has just announced at a special Press Conference today that Aaron Tippin will be the headline performer for the Village Hospital Greer Family Festival.

The 28th Annual festival will be throughout downtown Greer and the new Greer City Park on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.

“We look forward to bringing back one of the Upstate’s very own,” stated Rudy Painter, Chairman of the Village Hospital Greer Family Fest, “Aaron exemplifies a lot of the values that we hold near and dear with the Family Fest and we look forward to having him at the 28th Annual event.”

Aaron Tippin is a force of nature, a man whose passion for music fuels an array of other vigorous enthusiasm. Apart from writing and recording songs and wowing crowds with his live appearances, Tippin is also a pilot, farmer, winemaker, outdoorsman, avid bodybuilder and devoted family man. He even runs his own record label. It’s no surprise then that so many in the music industry regard this tireless South Carolinian as the “Hillbilly Hercules.”

Fresh from unveiling He Believed, his exclusive album for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Tippin has now released a second collection of songs, one that salutes America’s truck drivers. It’s called In Overdrive and features the trucker classics, “East Bound and Down,” “Drivin’ My Life Away,” and “Movin’ On” to name a few.

Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open in 1990 with his uncompromising “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” On the strength of that remarkable song, comedian Bob Hope invited Tippin to appear with him when he toured the Mideast to entertain the troops of Desert Storm. Tippin has been a favorite of – and a standby for – America’s fighting forces ever since.

In the years that followed, Tippin’s voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as “I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With The Radio,” “My Blue Angel,” “Working Man’s Ph.D.,” “The Call of The Wild,” “I Got It Honest,” “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “For You I Will,” and “Kiss This.”

Tippin became immediately enraged by the sneak attacks of 9/11 and quickly remembered a song he’d recently penned, “Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly.” He instantly booked studio time and rushed to Nashville and tracked this emotional anthem that reminds countless people as to what it means to be an American. Tippin has since journeyed to Iraq and Afghanistan to sing for the troops. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct vocals have built a large and devoted audience. Five of his albums are certified “Gold” and one, “Platinum.” He has had over 5 million records sold and more than 30 charted singles on the Billboard Hot Country chart.

In keeping with his take-charge attitude, Tippin established NIPPIT Records in 2005.

Tippin’s retreat is a 500-acre farm in middle Tennessee, where he labors, relaxes and revels in the outdoors with wife and musical collaborator Thea and their two sons, Tom and Ted.

Aaron Tippin will be performing on Saturday night, May 5, 2012 at 8:00pm.

Sponsorships are available for this event at many different levels. If interested, please call the Greater Greer Chamber at 877.3131.

Craft, Business, and Restaurant Vendor applications are available at this time at www.greerchamber.com. The Chamber anticipates that space will SELL OUT for all vendors and ask that vendors submit applications early.

Event times are Friday, May 4th (6-10pm) and Saturday, May 5th (10am-10pm).  A full list of food and craft vendors and entertainment will be available on the event website at www.greerfamilyfest.com  mid-April.
The festival is FREE to the public! Tickets for food, beverage and children’s rides can be purchased on site; craft vendors sales are cash transactions. The event is alcohol-free, and pets, coolers, skateboards and bicycles are not allowed in the event site.

The event website (www.greerfamilyfest.com) is the central location for complete event information.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 650 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

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