Six-time Grammy award recipient Ronnie Milsap performs at Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel on Friday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. With 40 number one country music hits and over 25 million records sold, Milsap is one of the most influential and successful country crossover singers. He has won a dozen Country Music Association awards, including four Male Vocalist of the Year awards and Country Music Television has deemed Milsap one of the 40 Greatest Men of Country Music.
Tickets are available now in three levels: Gold Circle at $44.95, Prime at $34.95 and Reserved at $24.95. To purchase tickets, call (702) 856-5470, visit www.eastsidecannery.com, or go to Eastside Cannery’s box office located at the front desk. Ticket prices do not include tax and applicable fees. Must be 5 years or older to attend.
Born with a congenital defect that left him blind, Milsap started a career in law until a chance meeting with his idol Ray Charles led him to pursue a musical path. Milsap emerged in the country music scene in 1973 with his debut single “I Hate You.” The following year, he released two #1 hits: “Pure Love” and “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends.”
Milsap’s career took flight between 1976 and 1978, when he had a streak of seven #1 singles, including “(I’m a) Stand By My Woman Man” and “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life”. The smash 1977 hit “It Was Almost Like a Song” topped not only the Billboard country charts, but also reached #16 on the pop charts, and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts, making Milsap a household name.
His success continued into the ‘80s with an 11-song series of #1 hits. During this time, he released one of his most popular crossover records, “Smoky Mountain Rain,” gaining the #1 spots on both the Top 40 pop and Adult Contemporary charts.
Recently, Milsap added to his discography with a gospel-inspired album entitled Then Sings My Soul.