Personalities | Ronnie Milsap | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, piano, b. 1946)

Blind since birth, Ronnie Milsap was a multi-instrumentalist by the age of 12. Working with Elvis Presley’s producer Chips Moman, he played piano and sang backing vocals on a Presley recording session, and in 1965 scored a Top 20 US R&B hit with ‘Never Had It So Good’. Milsap also worked in J.J. Cale’s backing band and played piano at Roger Miller’s King Of The Road Motel in Nashville. In 1970 he released the first of his 14 US pop hits, the biggest of which was 1981’s ‘(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me’ (Top 5). This was also one of 35 country No. 1s he achieved between 1974 and 1989 on RCA Records.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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