About Ronnie MilsapHow does country music icon Ronnie Milsap, who has influenced the genre for more than 30 years, top his six Grammys, six Billboard awards, eight CMA awards, three ACM and four Cashbox awards? Milsap has had an astounding forty #1 singles and has sold well over 23,000,000 records.
For Milsap, it's easy. He performs a history-making concert, aptly titled Ronnie Milsap: Live, and heads out in a new musical direction. "Country music has been really, really good to me, and I've always been in a situation where I wasn't exactly going to stay in one box" Ronnie said. "I'd do a certain type of record, and I've had my own studio for close to 20 years now on Music Row, and was in a position where I had artistic freedom to look around and try different things. At the same time, I had my hits on country radio, and it's phenomenal to have a career that's lasted this long."
While Milsap continues to be synonymous with country music, he's always been about much more than that, delving into blues, R&B, and even a touch of pop from time to time. Interpreting the standards of George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Cole Porter is yet another creative and evocative expression for him — and a gift to others.
"Performing standards is a natural evolution for me," Milsap explains, "While my roots will always be in country music, it's my ambition to be on the jazz charts. I have so much love and passion for the music. I'm so excited about it."
The past meets the future in the exhilarating immediacy of Ronnie Milsap: Live, and we're all given a front row seat for this rare experience.