Ronnie Milsap says being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame really is something special. The singer says that it’s a permanent record of his achievement. Ronnie has definitely earned his place in the Hall of Fame Rotunda. His impressive list of credits includes 40 chart-topping country hits and two crossover number ones — “Smoky Mountain Rain” and “Any Day Now.” Over the course of his still-active career he’s received multiple CMA, ACM, “Billboard,” and Grammy awards. The singer was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry in 1976. He was honored by his home state with induction into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2002.
Milsap is part of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, entering as a “Modern Era Artist.” His fellow inductees include bluegrass great Mac Wiseman, who was added to the “Veteran Era Artist” category, and the late Hank Cochran, who was honored in the “Songwriter” category. The Hall’s newest members were celebrated with the annual Medallion Ceremony. The all-star gala took place in Nashville last Sunday.
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