RONNIE MILSAP: A LEGEND IN MY TIME ENDS SEPT. 7 AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 27, 2015 – The exhibit devoted to Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will end its run at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Sept. 7, 2015. One of the genre’s most consistent and enduring artists, Milsap shared awards, costumes, sheet music, and more from his personal collection to make up Ronnie Milsap: a Legend in My Time.
Milsap emerged in the 1970s and went on to score 35 Billboard #1 country hits, win six Grammys and register major crossover hits on the Top 40, Adult Contemporary and even R&B charts. Soulful, instantly identifiable vocals; deft piano playing; genre-straddling stylistic choices; and dozens of #1 country hits, including “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Pure Love,” “Stranger in My House,” “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends” and “It Was Almost Like a Song” led Milsap to Grammy wins, three Country Music Association Album of the Year awards, as well as Male Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year honors on the way to his election into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Among the artifacts on display in Ronnie Milsap: A Legend in My Time are:
- Yamaha KX-0 digital keytar and leather strap used by Milsap in concert.
- Tony Alamo three-piece suit with Native American-style beadwork, worn by Milsap in the late 1970s.
- A gold album with Braille plaque from the RIAA for the 1977 album It Was Almost Like a Song.
- Commemorative trophy for Milsap’s induction into the Grand Ole Opry in 1976.
- Three-piece suit with rhinestones and flame embroidery, made for Milsap by Harvey Krantz in the late 1970s.
- 1977 CMA Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Ronnie Milsap Live.
- Piano-shaped table menu from the Ronnie Milsap Keyboard Cafe, a Gatlinburg, Tennessee, restaurant he owned in the late 1990s.