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Ronnie Milsap

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Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist. He was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became country music’s first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music music markets with successful songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements.

Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina with a congenital disorder that left him almost completely blind. He was abandoned by his mother as an infant and raised by his grandparents until the age of five, when he was sent to the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Milsap showed musical aptitude at an early age. The school stressed classical music training but he preferred country, gospel and rhythm-and-blues. He released his first single, Total Disaster, in 1963 at the age of twenty. This was followed by several Ashford And Simpson, compositions, including the memorable “Let’s Go Get Stoned”, which, unfortunately for Milsap, was relegated to a b-side. A few months later it would become a million-selling single for the more popular blind pianist, Ray Charles. 1972 found him working regularly at Roger Miller’s King of the Road Club in Nashville, Tennessee and he signed with RCA Records in 1973.

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  • KargyraaMessiah

    When people ask me if I'm related to Ronnie, I proudly say "YES".

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
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  • tararoush

    he is addictive. one dose of ronnie and i have been hooked ever since. i hope he continues to work his charm for many more yr to come

    25 Nov 2011 Reply
  • rocmaven

    Ronnie Milsap is performing Valentines Day Weekend , Friday Feb 10, 2012 Secrest Auditorium Zanesville, Ohio and Saturday Feb 11, 2012 Watseka Theatre Watseka, Illinois.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • catyjane_6

    great singer just sit and take time to listen to his music ...just magic ..love it

    24 Jul 2011 Reply
  • whobedee

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • heavypot

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN. THIS IS SO FREAKY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY WORK

    9 Feb 2011 Reply
  • MilsapFan

    Been a Milsap fan since 1975, my first LP was "RONNIE MILSAP LIVE", been hooked ever since.

    28 May 2010 Reply
  • IRSARGE

    man, Bubba can Sing !!

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • lisasedge

    Reminds me of sitting at my daddy's knee:)

    28 Aug 2009 Reply
  • nolteCOD

    Great songs from my childhood. :)

    20 Jul 2009 Reply
  • rhichi

    There's a beautiful song that you should consider: ONE MORE TRY FOR LOVE..

    2 Jul 2009 Reply
  • IVANABRIANDA

    SO GREAT MILSAP SONGS !!!

    28 Jun 2009 Reply
  • hoversgirl6

    I saw him in AZ 2 years ago, he still has the best voice, have 6 tickets for Indian Ranch in MA for July 26th need to sell, can't make the concert, great seats if anyone is interested, let me know

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • IRSARGE

    Smoky Mountain Rain......Man, can the boy sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 Apr 2009 Reply
  • SweetMelissa12

    Feel free to check out and join the Country Artist of the Week group. Members can vote for their favorite country artists to be the group's "Country Artist of the Week".

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sh4n3

    Just an excellent musician.

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Tinywa

    He is one of the best singer i have ever heard.

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Antonionii

    Classic country!:)

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • KWLTStudios

    Ronnie Milsap did a concert ihere in our town of Corsicana, Tx last year 2007, though i didn't get to see him tickets went fast i heard it weas an awesome concert.

    15 Aug 2008 Reply
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