One of the genre’s most consistent and enduring artists, Ronnie Milsap emerged in the 1970s and went on to score 35 Billboard #1 country hits, win six Grammys and register major crossover hits on the Top 40, Adult Contemporary and even R&B Charts.
This exhibit will feature artifacts including:
Stage costume Milsap performed in during the 1970s designed by Harvey Krantz with leather fringe, embroidery, rhinestones, and mirrored discs.
Satin stage costume worn by Milsap at the 1978 CMA Awards designed by Harvey Kranzt with lace overly and hundreds of rhinestones.
Jacket worn by Milsap on the cover of his 1985 album Lost in the Fifties Tonight.
Various awards presented to Milsap including three from the 1977 Country Music Association awards show:
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Album of the Year for Ronnie Milsap Live
Sunglasses made for Milsap in the 1970s featuring his initials in rhinestones.
Section of the customized Neve recording console with Braille labels used by Milsap at Groundstar Laboratories, the Nashville studio he owned from 1978 to 1995.
And much more…