Aaron's long list of hits includes "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong With The Radio," "My Blue Angel," "Working Man's Ph. D.," "I Got It Honest," "That's As Close As I'll Get To Loving You" and "Kiss This" — a cheeky No. 1 song he co-wrote with his wife and partner-in-everything, Thea. In addition to one platinum and five gold records, he's also appeared on the soundtracks of such films as The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and Fire Down Below (1997). As a songwriter, he's had cuts by Garth Brooks, Charley Pride, and Kenny Chesney.
Aside from his successful country music career, Aaron is a licensed commercial pilot as well as an avid hunter and outdoorsman, a hobby he shares with Thea and sons Tom and Ted. When he's not performing, you'll find him at his 500-acre farm in middle Tennessee. It's also the home base for his hangar (complete with four working aircrafts), runway, recording studio and winery.
When it comes to the Grand Ole Opry, Aaron has many great memories. "My most memorable moment at the Opry was when Little Jimmy Dickens showed my sons Ted and Tom a chord on the guitar," he says.
Aaron recalls his first time on the Opry stage. "What I remember about my debut at the Opry was that I was so in awe of standing where the greats had stood, in that circle, that I forgot the words of 'You've Got To Stand for Something' and sang the first verse twice!
"Even if I never got invited to play the Opry and could just carry 'The Rose Colored Glasses' of John Conlee, I'd be a happy camper!" he adds.
"My most memorable moment at the Opry was when Little Jimmy Dickens showed my sons Ted and Tom a chord on the guitar."