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Where the Stars and Stripes And the Eagle Fly Aaron Tippin (Lyric Street, 2001)

American country singer Aaron Tippin wrote Where the Stars and Stripes And the Eagle Fly with Kenny Beard and Casey Beathard for his seventh album, People Like Us (2000). It didn’t make the cut. On September 11, 2001, the world was stunned by the events at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Tippin remembered his patriotic single, Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly. He recorded it September 13, releasing it September 17. It reached #2 on the Country chart and #20 on the Hot 100. All proceeds from the single went to relief efforts for the Red Cross and to the families of those affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks. The single raised $250,000. The video was filmed in New York City and includes rubble from the World Trade Center towers.

Tippin has been a fixture on the country charts since his 1990 debut. Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly was his only Top 20 Hot 100 appearance. His closest outing prior was in 2000 with Kiss This which peaked at #42. He has not charted on the Hot 100 since.

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