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|Released||November 21, 1995|
|Recorded||1995 at Woodland Studio "A" and Emporium Studio "A" (Nashville, TN)|
|Aaron Tippin chronology|
|Singles from Tool Box|
Tool Box is the fifth studio album from American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It features the singles "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You", "Without Your Love", "Everything I Own" and "How's the Radio Know". "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" reached Number One on the Billboard country charts in 1995, giving Tippin the second Number One of his career. "Without Your Love" reached #22, and the other two singles both missed Top 40 in the U.S. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.
Country music, also known as country and western, and hillbilly music, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s. It takes its roots from genres such as American folk music and blues.
Aaron Dupree Tippin is an American country music artist and record producer. Initially a songwriter for Acuff-Rose Music, he gained a recording contract with RCA Nashville in 1990. His debut single, "You've Got to Stand for Something" became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War and helped to establish him as a neotraditionalist country act with songs that catered primarily to the American working class. Under RCA's tenure, he recorded five studio albums and a Greatest Hits package. Tippin switched to Lyric Street Records in 1998, where he recorded four more studio albums, counting a compilation of Christmas music. After leaving Lyric Street in 2006, he founded a personal label known as Nippit Records, on which he issued the compilation album Now & Then. A concept album, In Overdrive, was released in 2009.
Billboard is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries. It publishes pieces involving news, video, opinion, reviews, events, and style, and is also known for its music charts, including the Hot 100 and Billboard 200, tracking the most popular songs and albums in different genres. It also hosts events, owns a publishing firm, and operates several TV shows.
"You've Always Got Me" was previously recorded by Pearl River on their 1994 album Pearl River , and "Ten Pound Hammer" would later be recorded by Barbara Mandrell on her 1997 album It Works for Me. Additionally, "I Can Help" is a cover of a song originally released by country-pop artist Billy Swan in 1973. "Country Boy's Tool Box" is also reprised from Tippin's 1994 album Lookin' Back at Myself .
Pearl River was an American country music band composed of Jeff Stewart, Chuck Ethredge, Joe Morgan, Derek George, Ken Fleming (drums), and Bryan Culpepper. Signed to Liberty Records in 1993, the band would record two albums: 1993's Find out What's Happening, followed by a self-titled album one year later. This later album replaced Fleming with Steve Argo who was picked by Fleming to be his replacement after Fleming decided to leave the band, and Culpepper with Gary Schiera. The first album also produced a minor hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in the single "Fool to Fall". After disbanding in 1994, some members of Pearl River served as a backing band for Bryan White.
Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a long series of country hits in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her own prime-time variety TV show on NBC that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period. She gave her last concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 23, 1997, and subsequently retired from performing music. Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Although retired, Mandrell is still a member of the Grand Ole Opry; an honor she has held since 1972.
William Lance Swan is an American country singer-songwriter, best known for his 1974 single, "I Can Help".
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Stuart Duncan is an American bluegrass musician who plays the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and banjo.
A fiddle is a bowed string musical instrument, most often a violin. It is a colloquial term for the violin, used by players in all genres including classical music. Although violins and fiddles are essentially synonymous, the style of the music played may determine specific construction differences between fiddles and classical violins. For example, fiddles may optionally be set up with a bridge with a flatter arch to reduce the range of bow-arm motion needed for techniques such as the double shuffle, a form of bariolage involving rapid alternation between pairs of adjacent strings. To produce a "brighter" tone, compared to the deeper tones of gut or synthetic core strings, fiddlers often use steel strings. The fiddle is part of many traditional (folk) styles, which are typically aural traditions—taught 'by ear' rather than via written music.
The pedal steel guitar is a console-type of steel guitar with pedals and levers which enable playing more varied and complex music than other steel guitar designs. Like them, it can play unlimited glissandi and deep vibrati—characteristics it shares with the human voice. Pedal steel is most commonly associated with American country music.
|U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums||12|
|U.S. Billboard 200||63|
Heart Shaped World is the debut studio album of country music singer Jessica Andrews. It was released on March 23, 1999, and it produced four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts: "I Will Be There for You", "You Go First ", "Unbreakable Heart", and "I Do Now". "I Will Be There for You" was also included on the Nashville soundtrack to the 1998 film The Prince of Egypt. "Unbreakable Heart" was originally recorded by Carlene Carter on her 1993 album Little Love Letters.
In My Wildest Dreams is the debut studio album by American country music artist Kenny Chesney. It was released in 1994 on Capricorn Records. The title track was previously recorded by Aaron Tippin on his 1991 debut album You've Got to Stand for Something, while "I Want My Rib Back" was originally recorded by Keith Whitley on his album Kentucky Bluebird.
Tight Rope is the sixth studio album by country duo Brooks & Dunn, released in 1999 on Arista Nashville. Their least successful album commercially, it was the first album of their career not to receive platinum certification from the RIAA; furthermore, only one of its three singles reached Top Ten on the country charts. The album's lead-off single was a cover of John Waite's 1984 single "Missing You". This cover peaked at #15 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Following it were the #19 "Beer Thirty" and the #5 "You'll Always Be Loved by Me". "Goin' Under Gettin' Over You" also reached #60 from unsolicited play as an album cut.
You've Got to Stand for Something is the debut album of American country music artist Aaron Tippin. The title track was Tippin's first chart entry, peaking at #6 on the Billboard country charts in 1991. Also released from this album were "I Wonder How Far It Is over You" and "She Made a Memory out of Me", which reached #40 and #54, respectively. "In My Wildest Dreams" would later be recorded by Kenny Chesney as the title track to his 1994 debut album In My Wildest Dreams.
Read Between the Lines is the second album from American country music artist Aaron Tippin. The album features Tippin's first number-one single, "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With the Radio", as well as the hits "My Blue Angel", "I Was Born with a Broken Heart", and "I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way". "I Was Born with a Broken Heart" was previously recorded by Josh Logan on his 1988 album Somebody Paints the Wall, from which it was also released as a single. David Ball also released the song on his 1989 self-titled debut, although the album was not released until 1994.
Call of the Wild is the third album released by American country music singer Aaron Tippin. Released in 1993 on RCA Records Nashville, it produced the singles "The Call of the Wild", "Honky-Tonk Superman", "Workin' Man's Ph.D.", and "Whole Lotta Love on the Line". Of these, only "Workin' Man's Ph.D" reached Top 10 on the U.S. Billboard country charts. The album was produced by Scott Hendricks, unlike Tippin's first two albums which were produced by Emory Gordy, Jr.
Lookin' Back at Myself is the fourth studio album from American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was released in 1994 via RCA Records Nashville. The album includes the singles "I Got It Honest" and "She Feels Like a Brand New Man Tonight," both of which entered the country music charts; respectively, they peaked at #15 and #39. "Country Boy's Tool Box" later appeared on Tippin's next album, Tool Box.
What This Country Needs is a 1998 album released by country music artist Aaron Tippin. It was his first full studio album since switching from RCA Nashville to Lyric Street Records. The album includes three singles: "For You I Will", "I'm Leaving", and "Her", which respectively reached #6, #17, and #33 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 1999. The track "Sweetwater" was originally recorded by McBride & the Ride on their 1993 album Hurry Sundown, and by Greg Holland on his 1994 album Let Me Drive.
People Like Us is an album released in 2000 by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. His second album for the Lyric Street label, it features his third and final Number One single on the country charts, "Kiss This". Also released from this album were the title track and "Always Was". Tippin's wife, Thea, co-wrote "Kiss This" and "The Best Love We Ever Made", and sang duet vocals on the latter as well as adding the "See Ya!" line at the end of "Kiss This".
Stars & Stripes is an album released in 2002 by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It features the singles "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly", "Love Like There's No Tomorrow" and "I'll Take Love over Money". "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" was Tippin's biggest crossover hit, peaking at #2 on the country charts and #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. "If Her Lovin' Don't Kill Me" was later recorded by John Anderson on his 2007 album Easy Money, from which it was also released as a single.
You Do Your Thing is the fourth studio album by American country music duo Montgomery Gentry. It was released in 2004 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album produced the duo's first Number One hit on the Billboard country music charts in "If You Ever Stop Loving Me"; other singles included the title track, "Gone", and "Something to Be Proud Of".
Time Marches On is the fourth studio album released by country music artist Tracy Lawrence. The title track spent three weeks at Number One on the Billboard country charts in 1996, becoming Lawrence's biggest chart hit to date. "Is That a Tear", "If You Loved Me", and "Stars Over Texas" were also released from this album, and all were Top 5 hits as well.
This Is Me is the ninth studio album by country music star Randy Travis, and was released on April 26, 1994 by Warner Bros.. Producer Kyle Lehning, Travis, and A&R Martha Sharp considered more than 1,000 songs before settling on the final ten. The tracks "Before You Kill Us All", "Whisper My Name", "This Is Me", and "The Box" were all released as singles, peaking at #2, #1, #5, and #8, respectively, on the Billboard country music charts. "Small Y'all" was later recorded by George Jones on his 1998 album It Don't Get Any Better Than This.
Mark Chesnutt is the tenth studio album released by American country music artist Mark Chesnutt. His only album for the Columbia Records Nashville label, it features the singles "She Was", "I Want My Baby Back" and "I'm in Love with a Married Woman", which peaked at #11, #47, and #48, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "I'm in Love with a Married Woman" was later recorded by Blaine Larsen on his 2006 album Rockin' You Tonight.
Highways & Heartaches is the fourth studio album by American country music artist Wade Hayes. His final studio album and his only album for Monument Records, it produced the minor singles "Up North " and "Goodbye Is the Wrong Way to Go", which peaked at #48 and #45, respectively, on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
Full Circle is the tenth studio album by American country music artist Randy Travis. His last album for Warner Bros. Records until 2008, the album produced four singles: "Are We in Trouble Now", "Would I", "Price to Pay", and a cover of Roger Miller's hit single "King of the Road". This cover was also featured in the soundtrack to the 1997 film Traveller.
Billy Dean is the second studio album by American country music artist Billy Dean, released in 1991 by Capitol Nashville. Like his debut album Young Man, it was certified gold by the RIAA. "You Don't Count the Cost", "Only the Wind", "Billy the Kid" and "If There Hadn't Been You". "If There Hadn't Been You" was the highest-peaking of these, reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts; all the other singles reached #4 on the same chart.
Greatest Hits… and Then Some is the first greatest hits compilation released by American country music artist Aaron Tippin. Released on RCA Records in 1997, it is composed of nine tracks from his first five studio albums, as well as four newly recorded tracks: "Cold Gray Kentucky Morning", "A Door", "That's What Happens When I Hold You" and "If Only Your Eyes Could Lie". Of these, "That's What Happens When I Hold You" and "A Door" were released, respectively reaching #50 and #65 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. After this album's release, Tippin exited RCA Nashville's roster, and signed in 1998 to Lyric Street Records.
It's What I Do is the title of the fifth studio album released by American country music artist Billy Dean. It was his first album since Men'll Be Boys two years previous. This was also his first release for Capitol Records Nashville, as the Nashville division of Liberty Records had been merged into Capitol. The album produced three singles: the title track at #5, followed by "That Girl's Been Spyin' on Me" at #4 and "I Wouldn't Be a Man" at #45. The album also reunited him with Tom Shapiro, who had co-produced his first two albums.