Ronnie Milsap and David Frizzell
Do not miss out on the chance to see the legendary Ronnie Milsap live in Branson, MO; bringing his famous bluesy feel along with his extensive talent, you're sure to have a great time singing and dancing to your old favorites. Coming to stage with Ronnie is the extremely talented David Frizzell, younger brother of Lefty Frizzell, a country music star. These musicians will provide a wonderfully pleasing performance to audiences of all ages and will leave them asking for an encore.
Milsap faced a lot of hardship in his young life. He was born with a congenital birth defect that caused him to lose his sight completely. Thus, he received his education from Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here, his love and talent for music were nurtured and honed by supportive teachers. Having been inspired by artists like Ray Charles and Elvis Presley, Milsap soon mastered the piano.
Released in 1963, the single "Total Disaster" was Milsap's first step into the professional music industry. Though he did not cultivate much success until he signed with RCA Records, he was able to work with idols like Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. When he did release the song, "I Hate You" under RCA, it reached No. 10 on the country music charts. From there, he went on to build his career to be known as a legendary artist in country music.
Awards and Accolades
1974: CMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
1975: Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
CMA's Album of the Year for "A Legend in My Time"
1976: CMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
1977: Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "(I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man"
CMA's Entertainer of the Year
CMA's Male Vocalist of the Year
CMA's Album of the Year "Ronnie Milsap Live"
1978: CMA's Album of the Year for "It Was Almost Like a Song"
CMA's Album of the Year for "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
1982: Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me"
ACM Award for Top Male Vocalist
1985: ACM Award for Song of the Year for "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
1986: Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
1987: Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
1988: Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for "Make No Mistake, She's Mine" with Kenny Rogers
ACM Award for Instrumentalist of the Year for Keyboards
2002: ACM's Pioneer Award
2014: Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame