Aaron Tippin, Ronnie Milsap to perform at GATS 2006

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Free concerts by two country stars will highlight the 2006 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. The hard-edged twang of Aaron Tippin will take center stage Friday, Aug. 25, sponsored by Mobil Delvac. Then on Saturday, Aug. 26, Volvo Trucks North America brings back Ronnie Milsap to top his sold-out 2004 performance.

Tippin made his mark on the country music industry with six Top 10 singles, one Top 5 single and three No. 1 hits. He has sold five million albums and has become the voice of family values, patriotism and hard work for fans who know about all three.

His debut single, “You’ve Got to Stand for Something,” reached the Top 10 in 1991. Ten years later, after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, his song “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly” rose to No. 2 on the charts. Tippin’s other hits include “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With the Radio” and “Working Man’s Ph.D.”

Milsap, who was born blind from congenital glaucoma, showed his talent for country, gospel and rhythm and blues at an early age. Since being signed to RCA Records in 1973, he has amassed more than 40 No. 1 hits and sold more than 23 million records.

He also has won six Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year. His classics include “Pure Love,” “Daydreams About Night Things,” “Stand By My Woman Man” and “It Was Almost Like a Song.”

Tickets to the concerts are free and will be distributed to show attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. To learn more about the 2006 Great American Trucking Show, go to www.gatsonline.com.