Roots & Boots – Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw & Collin Raye, $30
303 BerryFest Place
Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with
his uncompromising single “You’ve Got To Stand For Something.” His 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”, That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You,” “My Blue Angel” and “Kiss This”. Five of his albums
are certified “Gold” and a sixth CD—Read Between The Lines—stands at the “Platinum” level.
Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience.
In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made
contributions to more than just the charts. His platinum albums were propelled into the records
books by hits such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “I Can’t Reach Her Anymore,” “National
Working Woman’s Holiday,” “Love Of My Life,” “Cadillac Style,” “Don’t Go Near The Water,” “Haunted
Heart,”…and many other milestones.
Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing
ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing
showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can
Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time
male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era
remains one of the great voices of our time.