Rick Tippe

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Rick Tippe
Birth nameRicky Clarence Tippe
Born (1958-12-21) December 21, 1958 (age 63)
OriginMaple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1992–2011
LabelsMoon Tan Music

Ricky Clarence "Rick" Tippe (born December 21, 1958, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia) is a Canadian country music artist. Tippe has released seven albums on Moon Tan Music, including a greatest hits collection in 2000. His highest charting single, "The Craziest Thing," peaked at No. 9 in 1996. He has won more than 25 awards from the British Columbia Country Music Association, including three consecutive Entertainer of the Year wins from 2001 to 2003.[1] Tippe has toured across the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, and opened for artists such as Tracy Byrd, Terri Clark, Mark Chesnutt and Sawyer Brown.


Rick Tippe is the son of Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and British Columbia Country Music Association Hall of Fame inductee Elmer Tippe.[2] He released his first EP, After All These Years, on Ric'n'Rol Music in 1992. Two years later, he released his first studio album, 1994's Should'a Seen Her Comin'. The album produced six charting singles, including Tippe's first Top 20 song, "Two Broken Hearted Fools." Its follow-up, 1996's Get Hot or Go Home, produced another five Top 20 singles, including Tippe's highest charting single, "The Craziest Thing." Tippe was named Male Vocalist of the Year by the BCCMA in 1996, his first of eight consecutive wins in the category.[1]

Tippe's third studio album, Shiver 'n' Shake, was released in 1998. All four of its singles reached the Top 20 on the RPM Canadian country singles chart. Also in 1998, Tippe was named Independent Male Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association.[3] Tippe's first greatest hits collection, The Best of Rick Tippe, was released in 2000. Proceeds from one of the album's singles, "Keepin' the Faith," have raised more than $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society.[3] Tippe swept the 2001 BCCMA Awards, winning Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (The Best of Rick Tippe), Song of the Year ("Keepin' the Faith"), Single of the Year ("Keepin' the Faith") and the inaugural Video of the Year Award ("Keepin' the Faith").[1]

Following the release of 2002's Singin' a Different Tune, Tippe took a break from recording. During his hiatus, he was commissioned by Mattel to write, produce and perform a song for the 35th anniversary of Hot Wheels.[2] He began work on an album with his father, Elmer, in 2006.[2] When Elmer suffered an unexpected stroke in November 2006, the project was put on hold. While his dad recovered, Tippe began work on his sixth studio album. His first album in six years, The Power of One was released in the summer of 2008. Its first single, "Long Way to Paradise," was released in September 2007.[2]

On November 9, 2014, Rick Tippe was[clarification needed] inducted into the BCCMA Hall of Fame.


On August 12, 2011, Tippe performed his last concert, and one week later he opened a commercial truck repair company, Dynamic PowerTrain, with his two sons, Cameron and Tyler, in Maple Ridge. In an August 30, 2014 interview with the Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times, Tippe says his auto repair business is currently his main focus, leaving him little time for music. "I hardly play the guitar, I hardly sing. I don't have time," he says. Tippe said he might get back into music again one day, but is unsure if it will happen.[4]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Should'a Seen Her Comin'
  • Release date: 1994
  • Label: Moon Tan
Get Hot or Go Home
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Moon Tan
Shiver 'n' Shake
  • Release date: 1998
  • Label: Moon Tan
Stampede Strut
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Moon Tan
Singin' a Different Tune
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Moon Tan
The Power of One
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Moon Tan

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
After All These Years
  • Release date: 1992
  • Label: Ric'n'Rol Music

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Details
The Best of Rick Tippe
  • Release date: December 5, 2000
  • Label: Moon Tan



Year Single Peak positions Album
CAN Country
1992 "Long Gone" After All These Years
"After All These Years" 60
1993 "If You're Lookin' for the One"
1994 "Should'a Seen Her Comin'" 42 Should'a Seen Her Comin'
"Bad Heart Day" 51
1995 "Love Don't Get Better" 27
"Two Broken Hearted Fools" 16
"She Could Have It All" 40
1996 "The Wheel of Love (Is a Lifetime Ride)" 25
"The Craziest Thing" 9 Get Hot or Go Home
1997 "You're All I Need" 25
"The Real Thing" 15
"Get Hot or Go Home" 10
1998 "Never Givin' Up" 14
"She Made Me an Offer" 20
1999 "Triple Threat" 12 Shiver 'n' Shake
"Shiver 'n' Shake" 10
"More Where That Came From" 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Album
2000 "When You Say Jump"[A] Shiver 'n' Shake
"Keepin' the Faith" The Best of Rick Tippe
2001 "Mad Love"
"The Future Is Lookin' Brighter"
2002 "Singin' a Different Tune" Singin' a Different Tune
"I'll Do Anything"
2003 "Why Can't We Be Friends?"
"Back to the Country"
2004 "Surrender"
"Works for Me" N/A
"The Luckiest Guy"
2007 "Long Way to Paradise" The Power of One
2008 "Forever"
"Radio On"
2009 "Last Call"
  • A^ "When You Say Jump" peaked at number 16 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.[5]

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1995 "She Could Have It All"
1996 "The Wheel of Love (Is a Lifetime Ride)" Ulf Buddensieck
"The Craziest Thing"
1997 "You're All I Need"
"Get Hot or Go Home" Stephano Barberis
1998 "Never Givin' Up"
1999 "Triple Threat"
"Shiver 'n' Shake"
"More Where That Came From"
2000 "Keepin' the Faith"
2001 "The Future Is Lookin' Brighter"
2002 "Singin' a Different Tune"
"I'll Do Anything"
2008 "The King of Honky Tonks and Cool"
2009 "The Power of One (I Believe)"


  1. ^ a b c BCCMA Award Winners Archived October 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c d CMT.ca : CMT Artist Profiles : Rick Tippe
  3. ^ a b Thomas Walker Productions – Rick Tippe
  4. ^ http://www.mrtimes.com/entertainment/317618761.html
  5. ^ a b Peak chart positions for songs charting on RPM Country Tracks:

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