Ronnie Milsap & Janie Fricke

Ronnie Milsap & Janie Fricke

Location: Andy Williams Moon River Theater,
 
Detail Show lasts Approximately 2 hours.
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Ronnie Milsap & Janie Fricke
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Join Ronnie Milsap and Janie Fricke in Branson as they perform for one night only on October 18th; this show brings together two amazing singers, and you will not want to miss out!

Bringing back the country music that made them famous, these two singers will treat you to their lovely voices for the evening. Bringing along hit songs like 'It Was Almost Like a Song' and 'What're You Doing Tonight', these two will have you singing along with every word.

Bringing his bluesy elements to the table, Ronnie Milsap will transport you back to the 1970s with performances of his classics. Known as one of the best artists for 'crossover' genres, he weaves together influences from R&B, pop, and rock 'n roll with his country tunes.

Early Life
Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina, with a congenital disorder that almost left him completely blind. He was abandoned by his mother as a baby and was raised by his grandparents. When he was five, he was sent to the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh. He lost his sight completely. He was interested in music throughout his childhood and was particularly inspired by Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley. He studied classical music and mastered the piano and even played in a high school rock band, The Apparitions. 

Career
Milsap released his first single, 'Total Disaster', in 1963. In 1965, Milsap signed with Scepter Records in New York and worked with Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown. A few years later, he moved to Memphis and worked for producer Chips Moman. He worked as a session musician for numerous songs including Elvis Presley's 'Don't Cry Daddy' and 'Kentucky Rain'. After relocating to Nashville, he enjoyed success of his own after meeting Charley Pride. His first single with RCA after signing with them was 'I Hate You', which peaked at number 10 on the country charts. He had many other hits after this and continued to rise to stardom.

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

Joining him onstage is Janie Fricke, who has much success in her own career. One of the most popular female country singers of the 1980s, it is only right that she and Milsap have teamed up for an outstanding performance.

Early Life
Born in South Whitley, Indiana, she learned piano and guitar as a child. Her first influences were folk artists. Joan Baez and Judy Collins helped her to shape her own unique sound.  She was studying for her bachelor's degree in education when she got a job singing commercial jingles. She finished her degree and moved to California.

Career
Her country career didn't begin until 1975 when she moved to Nashville and became a background vocalist. She sang for Crystal Gayle, Ronnie Milsap, Tanya Tucker and Conway Twitty to name a few. Starting on her solo career, she released 'What're You Doing Tonight'. She had two top hits after that, 'Please Help Me I'm Falling (In Love With You) and 'I'll Love Away Your Troubles For A While'. When she began to sing ballads, her success flourished, and she in 1981 she began her breakout success.

She released many successful songs over the course of her career, the most notably great ones including 'He's a Heartache' and 'Your Heart's Not in It'. 

Awards and Accolades
1979:
Music City News Country's Most Promising Female Artist of the Year

1982:
CMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year

1983:
ACM Award for Top Female Vocalist

1984:
Music City News Country's Female Artist of the Year

Don't miss out on these legends in person in Branson! They are sure to transport you back to the 70s with their ballads and country music.


Reviews
Both of these entertainers were top quality and we thoroughly enjoyed their performances.
-- Don Hange - Defiance, OH
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Probably the highlight of the 7 shows we attended.
-- Clifford Cunningham - Charleston, WV
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