Ronnie Milsap

Country Singer

Ronnie Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States on January 16th, 1943 and is the Country Singer. At the age of 81, Ronnie Milsap biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 16, 1943
United States
Place of Birth
Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States
81 years old
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$14 Million
Musician, Pianist, Recording Artist, Singer
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Ronnie Milsap Life

Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music guitarist and pianist.

He was one of country music's most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s.

He was one of the most influential and versatile country "crossover" singers of his time, promoting pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements in hit songs.

"It Was Almost Like a Song," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World," "Any Day Now," and "Stranger in My House" are three of his best crossover hits.

He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and thirty-five No. 59. 1 country is struck, with George Strait and Conway Twitty taking third place.

In 2014, he was chosen for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Personal life

Milsap married Joyce Reeves in 1965. Ronald Todd Milsap, their one son, was discovered dead on February 23, 2019, on his houseboat from an apparent medical condition. Ronald Todd's son, who hadn't heard from his father for the past two days, discovered the body. Ronald Todd was 49 years old. Joyce Reeves Milsap died on September 6, 2021. Since 2014, she had been fighting leukemia. She was 81 years old at the time.


Ronnie Milsap Career


Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina, United States, on January 16, 1943. He was almost blind from birth due to a congenital disorder. He was raised in poverty by his grandparents in the Smoky Mountains until he was admitted to the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina, at age 5.

Milsap's childhood ignited a passion for music, especially the late-night radio broadcasts of country music, gospel music, and rhythm and blues. His teachers noticed his musical talents when he was 7 years old. He began studying classical music moreformally at Governor Morehead and learned many instruments before eventually mastering the piano. When he was 14 years old, a slap from one of the school's houseparents led him to have no vision in his left eye.

Milsap's interest in rock and roll music piqued his interest in 1956, and the Apparitions, a high-school band, became popular. Milsap has often paid tribute to the artists of the 1950s who inspired him, including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Presley.

Milsap was given a complete college scholarship and briefly attended Young Harris College in Young Harris, Georgia, with the intention of becoming a lawyer. Milsap played for the Dimensions, a popular local R&B band, during this period and became a regular fixture at the Royal Peacock Club in Atlanta. Milsap's fall 1964 was the start of a scholarship to law school and left college to pursue a full-time career in music. Joyce Reeves was a guest at a dinner party one night during this period, and the two were married in 1965.

Milsap first met Atlanta disc jockey Pat Hughes in 1963, who became an early promoter of his music. Milsap's first album, "Total Devastation/It Went to Your Head," received some local success in the Atlanta area. With the support of Hughes, who appeared on his radio show on the single, the single sold 15,000 copies. Milsap auditioned for a job as a keyboardist for singer J.J. Cale around the same time. Milsap joined Scepter Records in 1965, recording several obscure singles for the label over the next few years, as well as working briefly with other soul musicians like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder.

Milsap achieved his first hit with the Ashford & Simpsons' "Never Had It So Good," which debuted at No. 66, in 1965. In November of this year, 19 were on the R&B chart for the 19th year. It would be his first big single during his time with Scepter. Milsap performed "Let's Get Stoned," another Ashford & Simpson tune that was relegated to a B-side.

Milsap worked for producer Chips Moman in Memphis, Tennessee, and became a popular weekly attraction at Memphis's nightclub T.J.'s. During this period, Moman assisted Milsap land work as a session musician on a number of projects, including "Don't Cry Daddy" in 1969 and "Kentucky Rain" in 1970. Milsap's single "Life You Is a Natural Thing" debuted on the pop charts for the first time in that year. In 1971, Ronnie Milsap's debut album, which was released on Warner Brothers.

Milsap moved to Nashville in December 1972 after a chance meeting with country music star Charley Pride, who was in the audience for a Milsap concert at the nightclub Whiskey A-Go-Go on Sunset Boulevard. In Los Angeles, there are three gangs of people who speak out about Los Angeles. Pride was captivated by Milsap's music and was encouraged to change direction and concentrate on country music. Milsap's manager, Jack D. Johnson, was the first to work with Pride, and was a member of RCA Records in 1973. "I Hate You," RCA's first country music hit, debuted at No. 81, his first single for the country that year, peaking at No. 1 in the country's debuting at No. On the country chart, the 10th percent is ranked tenth. Milsap appeared in 1974 as an opening act and had two No. 2s, as an opening act. "Pure Love" (written by Eddie Rabbitt) and Kris Kristofferson's "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" (not written by Edward Rabbitt) are two singles that have received Milsap's first Grammy Award, as well as the Kris Kristofferson composition "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" which earned Milsap's first Grammy award, are both one singles. He revived Don Gibson's "I'd Be A Legend in My Time") in 1975 and received another No.. "Daydreams About Night Things" has been a hit on one of the "Daydreams About Night Things" series.

Milsap became one of country music's most popular celebrities from 1976 to 1978. He scored seven points out of ten. (I'm a) Stand by My Woman Man) and "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" are two singles in a row, with Grammy Award-winning "I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man" and "What a Difference You've Made in My Life" and "What a Difference You Made in My Life" appearing in a row. The most notable of the series was "It Was Almost Like a Song," a piano-based ballad that became his most popular single of the 1970s. The album was his first entry on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart after "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" dropped to No. 96 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, in addition to leading the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 95; "It Was Almost Like a Song" The No. 1 hit No. 16. It was also his first song to make the Adult Contemporary Chart, delaying at No. 10. 7. Milsap's only crossover hit of the 1970s, the album continued to gain hits on the country music charts for the remainder of the decade.

Milsap's music evolved toward string-laden pop ballads in the late 1970s, which resulted in crossover success on the pop charts in the early 1980s. He earned a string of eleven No. 1s from 1980 to 1983. There are 1 singles in the world. Milsap's Greatest Hits album, released in 1980, featured a new song, "Smoky Mountain Rain," which became a No. 1 on the charts. On the country charts, there is 1 smash. The single debuted at number 20 on the pop music charts, and it also became the first of two Milsap songs to reach No. 1. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

"There's No Gettin' Over Me" and two Top 20 songs in "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World" and "Any Day Now," the former which lasted five weeks at No. 67. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. With "He Got You," he had some success. All four songs reached No. 1 on the charts. On the country's top 40, there's no. 1 on the charts.

Despite the fact that the No. 1st came first, No. 6 isn't the first of its kind. On all three charts, 1 hits ended in 1983, the series's last song, "Stranger in My House," was still strong, peaking at No. 1 on all three charts. No. 5 on the country music chart, No. 6. No. 23 on the pop music chart, and No. 2 on the Pop Music Charts. The Adult Contemporary Chart ranks 8 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Just a few months later, Milsap's "Don't You Know How Much I Love You" was released, becoming Milsap's last big pop music chart entry, debuting at No. 1 on the pop music chart, stalling at No. 59. 58. However, it and others were nevertheless huge hits on the Adult Contemporary chart. "Show Her," "Still Losing You," and, eventually, the Grammy-winning song "Lost in the Fifties Tonight" (his last pop crossover success) in 1985.

Milsap achieved a string of uninterrupted No.'s between 1985 and 1987. With "She Keeps the Home Fires Burning," "In Love," "Snap Your Fingers," "Where Do the Nights Go," and Kenny Rogers' Grammy-winning duet "Make No Mistake, Mine" is having a great success this week.

Milsap's last No. in 1989 was his last No. 1. "A Woman in Love" was the first song on the charts, but he also did well. "Houston Solution," "Stranger Things Have Happened," "Turn That Radio On," a remake of the 1950s hit "Since I Don't Have You" (his last adult contemporary hit) and "I'm Loving You" are two of the Top ten singles from 1989 to 1991. Milsap wrote and published his autobiography, titled Almost Like a Song, in 1990 with the help of writer Tom Carter.

He had a huge success with "All Is Fair in Love and War" in 1992. Mark Knopfler, a rock guitarist, appeared on lead guitar and reached the top of the charts, despite being ranked No. 1. 11; his last top-40 country hit, "True Believer," debuted at No. 1 in 1993, the highest ranking in the United States. The number 30 was 30. Milsap's chart's success began to decline at this time.

Despite the lack of radio airplay since the mid-1990s, Milsap has remained one of country music's most popular and most popular artists. He left RCA for Liberty in 1993 and released the album True Believer, which had no radio airplay, despite the fact that the title song ranked No. 1. On the country chart, the 30th on the list. Milsap's 2000 appearance with a two-CD set, 40 No. 41. "Time, Love, and Money" is a new song on 1 Hits, based on a new album. Despite being unable to place on the charts, the latest collection earned a gold record, but it didn't do well.

Milsap's biography was included in A&E Networks' Biography television series in 2000. Milsap has also been featured on CMT's numerous shows, including 40 Greatest Men of Country Music and a 2005 episode of Crossroads with Tex-Mex rock band Los Lonely Boys.

Milsap's first non-country album since the 1970s was produced by producer Jerry F. Sharell, not for a Thrill. Milsap received a Grammy award nomination for the first year as a result of the project's collection of American popular/jazz music standards. Milsap's former employer, RCA, has reunited with his record My Life in 2006, returning to a more mainstream, modern country music style. "Local Girls" was the first single to chart, and it debuted at No. 1. 54.

Milsap's first CD set entitled Then Sings My Soul, which included 24 hymns and gospel songs, including "Up To Zion." Gregory James Tornquist and No. No. 1 wrote "Up To Zion" and became a No. 1 in the United Kingdom. 1 has risen to the top of the southern gospel charts. He appeared on May 12, 2010, he was a participant in a Gaither Video Taping.

Country Again, Milsap's studio album, was released in July 2011. The album was a return to a more traditional country sound.

Milsap performed at the funeral service of country legend George Jones on May 2, 2013, singing the Jones classic "When the Grass Grows Over Me." The service was live on CMT, GAC, RFD-TV, The Nashville Network, and Family Net, as well as Nashville stations. The Grand Ole Opry's home, SiriusXM and WSM 650AM, a radio station, carried the performance.

Milsap's new album was announced on December 27, 2013. In March 2014, Summer #17 was announced. The collection features new recordings of classic pop and R&B hits from the 1950s and 1960s.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked "Smoky Mountain Rain" #96 on their list of the 100 best country songs on June 1, 2014.

Milsap was chosen one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country," "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "On the Road Again," and "I Will Always Love You" as a mash-up track honoring the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards.

Milsap's album Ronnie Milsap: The Duets will be released in October 2018 by Billboard. On January 18, 2019. The album was released on January 18, 2019.

In 2021, Milsap's album A Better Word for Love was released at Ronnie's Place and published by Black River Entertainment.

Milsap is an Amateur Radio operator from the Advanced Class. WB4KCG is his call sign.


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