Tool Box

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Tool Box
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Studio album by Aaron Tippin
Released November 21, 1995 (1995-11-21)
Recorded 1995 at Woodland Studio "A" and Emporium Studio "A" (Nashville, TN)[1]
Genre Country
Length 35:13
Label RCA Nashville
Producer Steve Gibson
Aaron Tippin chronology
Lookin' Back at Myself
Tool Box
Greatest Hits… and Then Some
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic - 3/5 stars[2]

Tool Box is the fifth studio album from American country music artist Aaron Tippin. It features the singles "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You", "Without Your Love", "Everything I Own" and "How's the Radio Know". "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" reached Number One on the Billboard country charts in 1995, giving Tippin the second Number One of his career. "Without Your Love" reached #22, and the other two singles both missed Top 40 in the U.S. The album was certified gold by the RIAA.

"You've Always Got Me" was previously recorded by Pearl River on their 1994 album Pearl River, and "Ten Pound Hammer" would later be recorded by Barbara Mandrell on her 1997 album It Works for Me. Additionally, "I Can Help" is a cover of a song originally released by country-pop artist Billy Swan in 1973. "Country Boy's Tool Box" is also reprised from Tippin's 1994 album Lookin' Back at Myself.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ten Pound Hammer" (Dennis Linde) – 3:02
  2. "That's as Close as I'll Get to Loving You" (Sally Dworsky, Paul Jefferson, Jan Leyers) – 3:16
  3. "A Real Nice Problem to Have" (Rick Bowles, Tom Shapiro) – 3:15
  4. "Without Your Love" (Al Anderson, Craig Wiseman) – 3:29
  5. "How's the Radio Know" (Michael P. Heeney, Aaron Tippin) – 3:09
  6. "Everything I Own" (Tony Martin, Reese Wilson) – 3:32
  7. "I Can Help" (Billy Swan) – 3:23
  8. "You Gotta Start Somewhere" (Bob Regan, Shapiro) – 3:02
  9. "She Made a Man Out of a Mountain of Stone" (Terry M. Brown, Tippin) – 2:50
  10. "You've Always Got Me" (Walt Aldridge, Brad Crisler) – 3:03
  11. "Country Boy's Tool Box" (Ronnie Rogers, Tippin) – 3:03


As listed in liner notes.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 12
U.S. Billboard 200 63


  1. ^ a b Tool Box (CD). Aaron Tippin. RCA Records. 1995. 07863-66740-2. 
  2. ^ AllMusic - review