Christian Music Artist & Songwriter: Don Tipton, his style of music will both bless you, and lead you to the throne of God. Acoustic guitar driven songs that are truly anointed of God. Don Tipton is the former lead singer for the Christian rock band: "Compassion". He is happily married, and the proud father of four daughters. Originally from Ohio, he spent a number of years in Michigan, during which he was part of the worship team at his church, Macomb Christian Community Center. He now resides in Tennessee. Don is a Christian singer, songwriter, and also plays guitar. He has been a Spirit filled Christian for most of his adult life. His style of music ministers to young, and old alike. Life has not always been easy, and he has endured his share of struggles, but through it all Jesus Christ has been his solid rock, the Holy Spirit has been his Comforter, and Guide, and God the Father has been faithful, and blessed him time and time again. Don released his first solo album called "Holy Fire" in late 2005, full songs that are filled with the word of God, therefore they are heavily anointed by God's Spirit, for the anointing rests on God's word, which will not return unto Him void, but will accomplish all that He has sent it to do, according to the scriptures. These are songs that will minister to you were you live. They will touch your heart, and spirit, and lead you into worship of the Living God. Songs such as the straight up lively worship song, "Hallelujah", to the country rock song "Holy Fire", the title cut from the album, to the easy listening finger picking song of "Here In Your Presence". which climbed to number three on the Christian Pop charts at Broadjam.com. You can purchase Don's CD "Holy Fire" at http://www.cdbaby.com/all/dontipton Message from Don Tipton, Hi!, welcome to my artist site at soundclick.com. I hope you will take the time to download my song "Here I Am Lord", and there are several others that are free to download, and also listen to the others, for I firmly believe that you will be blessed by them, and ministered to by their lyrics. Thanks for your time, and interest, Don Tipton at http://wwwdontipton.com Country Artist & Songwriter: Don E Tipton, Growing up in the hills of southern Ohio in a musically talented family, country music is in his blood, heart felt songs such as, "It Was Country", a song based on his Saturday night family gatherings to share a meal, and then listen to his Uncle Howard, and family play country music, until he reached the age of thirteen when he got his first guitar, which is told of in the song, "I Was Raised On Country". His Uncle Howard taught him a few basic guitar chords, and music was seared into his life forever. To this day, Don E Tipton has written hundreds of Christian, and Country songs that until recently were never heard outside his family, and friends, and now because of the modern day internet, Don's songs are being heard around the world, from the sweet love songs written through the inspiration of the love of his life, his wife Paula, songs such as, "A Little Good Lovin'", and "Love Song From My Heart" , to the beautiful duet ballad, "I'll Be Here For You", which Don sings with the accompaniment of his oldest daughter, Gabrelle, (an awesome musician, and singer in her own right), to the traditional country sound of, "In Fifteen Minutes". These are songs that will touch you where you live, because you will find yourself relating to their message. Don's brand of music can not be held to a single style, from the country rock sounds of, "When Love Arrives", to the Rockabilly sounds of, "A Little Slice of Paradise", there's even a country waltz song by the name of, "Could Have Been Me", a song written through the inspiration of the many men, Don has counseled over the years, who had a good woman, and a good marriage until lust entered their lives, and they broke the vows of their marriage, and afterwards, live with the quilt, and regret, from a moment of weakness, and sin, and then had to partake of the bitter result of their unfaithfulness. These are songs that will move you, and touch you right where you live. Remember the name, Country Artist & Songwriter: Don E Tipton, and his first solo Country album, "Raised On Country", and be on the look out for his upcoming album called, "Play Your Cards Right",due out sometime this year. More of this man's unique brand of music that is filled with real life experiences, and memories that almost come alive as you hear them. Check out Don E Tipton's Artist Website at http://www.donetipton.dontipton.com You can purchase the CD "Raised On Country" at http://www.cdbaby.com/all/dontipton Jesus Christ is steady as a Rock! Have you asked Him into your heart, if not, what are you waiting for ? Let's say this prayer together! Dear Jesus, I come before you now, knowing that I am a sinner. I ask you to forgive me of all my sins, and cleanse me from all unrighteousness, and clothe me with your forgiveness, and your robe of righteousness. I repent of all my past failures, and short comings. I know I've missed the mark, but please come into my heart, and my life right now, and fill me with your Holy Spirit, and baptize me in that same Holy Spirit. Teach me to live for you from this day forward. Give me a hunger for your word & a desire to serve you all the days of my life. AMEN!!!! If you've just prayed that prayer then I'd like to welcome you to the family of God! Drop us an Email at firstname.lastname@example.org , and tell us about your decision to follow Christ, we'd love to hear from you, and pray for you, and please tell others about us, so we may share the good news of the gospel with them also. We are at www.dontipton.com . Thank you for allowing us to serve you. We urge you to now find someone & tell them about the decision you just made to follow Christ, for with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Please find a bible believing, Spirit filled church, and attend regularly, and spent time in prayer, and fellowship with God, and read the bible daily. There are some links on Don's web site to aid you in your study of God's Word, and your daily walk with Christ! http://wwwdontipton.com May God richly Bless you now & forever! In His Service, Don Tipton Ministries
If you'd like to read about how I got started, and my Christian testimony go to: http://www.myspace/dontipton It will be informative, and I think you'll enjoy it! There also is more of my videos there.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes I do play live, but currently I only play in, and around Nashville, and the surrounding area. I love playing live! Special moments are when I look out in the crowd, and see people really worshiping the Lord, and getting into my music.
Your musical influences
Contemporary Christian artists such as, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Third Day, Jeff Deyo, and Charlie Hall. I believe that today's Christian music is becoming more pointed to God, than about God, or ministering one to another. God revealed to me several years ago that Contemporary Christian Music was headed in the very direction it has taken. Less about us, and more about Him. Todays Christian music is full of Praise & Worship to our Lord, Jesus Christ. It has become vertical music, instead of only horizontal. In other words it has become directed to Him, instead of just singing about Him to each other. I believe this is a sign of the last days, as Jesus prepares His bride to meet the bridegroom, Himself of course. We are falling deeply in love with Him. Most of the songs I have written over the past few years are written to the Lord, and not just about Him. I must interject though we are to still reach out to the lost, in order to fulfill the Great Commission, but when people see us worshiping God, then they are moved by the Holy Spirit to do the same! www.dontipton.com On my Country side my influences are: Restless Heart, Diamond Rio, Sawyer Brown, Alabama, Little Texas, and Allan Jackson. Country music is also in my blood, even though Christian music is my heart. I have written many New Country, Country Pop, Traditional Country, Rockabilly, and just plain Country & Western songs over the years, and the release of my new CD "Raised On Country" is a way of getting these songs out to were people can hear them. I believe them to be very good songs that a lot of people will relate to. No I'm not jumping to Country Music. My heart & Soul is still in Christian music, but this CD is an outlet to express my Country Music roots. Check out my Country web site at http://wwwdonetipton.com
What equipment do you use?
I have a Gibson Montana big box acoustic/electric, a Martin acoustic D-15, and an Ibanez 12 string acoustic/electric.
May God bless you, and thanks for checking out my music.