Aaron Tippin Visits Heartland Lodge
May 10th, 2012
Country music star Aaron Tippin visited Heartland Lodge to help raise money for the annual Clays for Scouting fundraiser. This was the 13th year for the Boy Scout fundraiser. There have been a lot of great celebrities over the years but Aaron may be the favorite.
Aaron arrived at the lodge late Tuesday night (May 8th). He hunted for turkeys early Wednesday morning, and then participated in the sporting clays event. Aaron is an avid outdoorsman and loves to be out in nature. After shooting 100 rounds on the clays course, Aaron took pictures with each of the teams that participated. There were approximately 130 people who shot the clays course and took part in the dinner and auction. All money raised went to the Boy Scouts of America.
After dinner Aaron spoke to supporters of the Boy Scouts and sang “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly”. He told the story how he wrote this song before 911, but it was never released. Then shortly after the 911 attack, he was asked along with other singers, to help raise money for the victims. He knew this was the song he wanted to put on the benefit cd. Aaron says, “Since then the song has taken on a life of its own.”
Aaron had planned on playing one song but he came back and told the story of how the song “Kiss This” came about, then proceed to sing the song. Everyone who was there enjoyed hearing this #1 single played outdoors on the ridge at Heartland Lodge.
Aaron stayed around after he was finished and spent time with all the guests. The day could not have been more perfect. The weather was incredible and everyone had a great time! More incredible memories were made at Heartland Lodge. The next time you visit the lodge you will see a signed guitar from Aaron Tippin to the Lodge. This day will always be remembered as the guitar will be displayed in the dining hall for everyone to enjoy.