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Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. Milsap provided Country music with one of its most important voices, as the genre was moving beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment. Steeped in the mountain music of the North Carolina hills and schooled in classical piano, Milsap early in life found inspiration in a wide variety of music. Even as he mastered Beethoven and Mozart, his heart belonged to hard core country and rhythm-and-blues — music he heard beamed from powerful radio stations located in Nashville.
Milsap earned 6 Grammy's®, 8 CMA's, including Entertainer of the Year, and 4 ACM's which included the lifetime honor, the Pioneer Award. Milsap helped establish the boundaries for what Country could be, then pushed them further with songs like "Stranger in My House," "Smoky Mountain Rain," "Day Dreams About Night Things," and "Pure Love" to name a few of many hit singles.
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