414 Deacon Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Who: Ronnie Milsap w/ Craig Vaughn
When: June 16 at 7 pm
Tickets: Start at $20 CLICK HERE
Parking: $6 in Coliseum Parking Lots
What: Ronnie Milsap is the second act to be announced by the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds as part of the 2018 Classic Country Concert Series. The concerts will be held in the Annex Theatre at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Opening will be aspiring recording artist Craig Vaughn, a musician that combines extraordinary musicianship with heavy-duty fun! His high energy blend of rock, blues, pop & acoustic music equals unforgettable moments for audiences
Tickets start at $20
Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7 pm
For more information on Ronnie Milsap: https://www.ronniemilsap.com/tour/
Those formative teenage years set a tone for an entire lifetime. Personal battles, career goals, ideas about love – figuring out how all of that will play out during adulthood is one of the big chores of those high-school years. Setting the backdrop for much of that inner struggle is the music – it’s the soundtrack of one’s identity, the bond that glues generations.
That idea is at the heart of Ronnie Milsap’s Summer #17, an album that explores the influences on a musician who built a Hall of Fame-caliber career, who became one of the most influential voices in country music’s storied history.
Much has been made about how such new country acts as Eric Church, The Band Perry and Luke Bryan have fused elements of pop music’s past with the country core to create a new wave of sound. But Milsap set the standard for thinking outside of country’s proverbial box.
Milsap emulated James Taylor in his vocal approach to “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” a #1 record in country and pop; hooked into the instructions he got playing piano on Elvis Presley sessions to build the sound of “Smoky Mountain Rain,” another major crossover hit; and recorded an entire album of songs made famous by late Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Reeves.
Milsap used pop, rock and R&B elements to test country’s borders, and did so in a way that connected fiercely with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 #1 country hits. Milsap’s sales accrued eight gold albums; his Greatest Hits made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984.
The industry responded as positively as the public. Milsap won six Grammys; eight Country Music Association awards, including Entertainer of the Year; and four more Academy of Country Music trophies, including the lifetime honor, the Pioneer Award.