Ronnie Lee Milsap, born January 16, 1943, is an American country music singer and pianist. Milsap was one of country’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s.

He became country music’s first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music music markets with successful songs that incorporated popular, R&B, and rock and roll stylings.

Ronnie Milsap’s biggest crossover hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song,” “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” “Any Day Now,” and “Stranger in My House,” among others.

He is credited with six Grammy Awards and 40 number one country hits, third to George Strait and Conway Twitty.


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