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Ronnie Milsap

Ronnie Milsap

  • HOMETOWN:Robbinsville, North Carolina , United States
  • BIRTHDAY:Jan 16, 1943
  • AGE:75
  • HEIGHT:N/A

ALBUMS:

20/20 Vision (1976)

A Legend in My Time (1975)

A Rose By Any Other Name (1975)

Back to the Grindstone (1991)

Country Again (2011)

Gospel Greats (2016)

Heart & Soul (1987)

Images (1979)

Inside (1982)

It Was Almost Like a Song (1977)

Just for a Thrill (2004)

Keyed Up (1983)

Lost in the Fifties Tonight (1985)

Milsap Magic (1980)

My Life (2006)

Night Things (1975)

One More Try For Love (1984)

Only One Love in My Life (1978)

Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing (1981)

Pure Love (1974)

Ronnie Milsap (1971)

Sings His Best Hits for Capitol Records (1996)

Stranger Things Have Happened (1989)

Summer Number Seventeen (2014)

Then Sings My Soul (2009)

There’s No Gettin’ Over Me (1981)

True Believer (1993)

Where My Heart Is (1973)

CHILDREN:

Todd Milsap

GENDER:

Male

GIVEN NAME:

Ronnie Lee Milsap

FAMILY NAME:

Milsap

SPOUSE:

Joyce Milsap

SPOUSE GENDER:

Female

MEMBER OF:

Country Music Hall Of Fame

Recording Academy

EARLY LIFE

Ronnie Milsap was born in Robbinsville North Carolina and was raised by his father and his grandparents. He loved music starting from a young age and showed immense promise for it. When he was young, he had poor vision in one eye and was then hit by a school teacher, loosing the vision altogether in that eye. He was then sent to Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, N.C. where he mastered piano, violin, guitar, and a series of other instruments. After school, Milsap was offered a scholarship to attend pre-law school at Emory University. The musician attended the school for 2 years where he joined a band and met his wife before he decided to drop out and move to Memphis, Tennessee to pursue music professionally.

MUSIC CAREER

Once Milsap moved to Memphis, he began working as a studio musician and assisting on other artists tracks.  He played at local nightclubs but when he discovered that there was more opportunity to make it big in Nashville, he made the move. In Nashville he signed to RCA records, released a few albums, and made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 1975. Ronnie released countless chart topping hits throughout the 1970s, ‘80s, 90’s, and 2000s by appealing to the traditional country sound and mixing in elements of blues and rock sounds. The 6 time GRAMMY winner is known for his crossover hits  including "It Was Almost Like a Song", "Smoky Mountain Rain", "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me", "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World", "Any Day Now, and "Stranger In My House". Ronnie Milsap is one of the biggest stars of the ‘70s and ‘80s and has influenced many of the country stars of today.

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