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Ronnie Milsap

"Ronnie Lee Milsap" (born January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit.

Milsap was born with a congenital defect that left him blind. He lived with his grandparents until age 6 when he was placed in the State School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Milsap showed musical aptitude at an early age. The school stressed classical music training but he preferred country, gospel and rhythm-and-blues. He released his first single, ''Total Disaster'', in 1963 at the age of twenty. 1972 found him working regularly at Roger Miller's King of the Road Club in Nashville, Tennessee and he signed with RCA Records in 1973. He was at his peak of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s with songs that made his name familiar to pop as well as country audiences, such as "It Was Almost Like A Song," "{There's) No Gettin' Over Me," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For The World," and a remake of Chuck Jackson's "Any Day Now" (which was named Billboard magazine's Number One Adult Contemporary hit of 1982). Milsap recorded for RCA until 1992. During that time h...

hometown Robbinsville, North Carolina
country United States
years active 1973—present
music genre Country music
website Official Site
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source: Wikipedia