Country Music Legend Ronnie Milsap to Bring 'My Life Tour' to EKU Center
Country music legend Ronnie Milsap is bringing his "My Life Tour" to EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 PM. Blind since birth, Milsap provided country music with one of its most important voices, helping the genre to move beyond its rural roots into the mainstream of modern entertainment.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 4 through Thursday, January 5 for Friends of the EKU Center. The public on sale begins on Friday, January 6 at 9:00 AM. Tickets range from $35 to $75 and can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, by calling Etix at 800.514.3849, or in person at 1 Hall Drive in Richmond, KY. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
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 hardcore country and rhythm-and-blues -- music he heard beamed from powerful radio stations located in Nashville. Those earthy sounds about life and love provided a young, impoverished blind boy with a connection to a world beyond the harsh reality of his daily existence.
It was Milsap who combined pop, rock and R&B to test country’s borders and create an ever-lasting relationship with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 No. 1 country hits and eight gold albums. His greatest hits album (including “There’s A Stranger in My House,” “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Any Day Now,” “No Getting’ Over Me,” “What a Difference You Make in My Life,” and “It Was Almost like a Story”) made him one of the first artists in any genre to achieve double-platinum status.