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Ronnie Milsap to ‘Blow the Bridgestone Up’ at Last Nashville Show

Ronnie Millsap is preparing for his final Nashville concert, and the iconic country singer says he’s especially looking forward to performing a very special performance during the all-star celebration of his career.

The 80-year-old country legend will take the stage at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in October as part of an all-star lineup that also includes Kelly Clarkson, little big town, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, McCreary, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Houser, Sarah Evans, Lori Morgan, Neil McCoy, Breland, Phil Vassar, Terri Clarkthis pagan band and Charlie McCoy.

Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Stevens, Pam Tillis, the Gatlin Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Mark Wills, the McCrary Sisters, Los Lonely Boys and Elizabeth Cook will also participate in the show, which will celebrate the Millsap Six Years of brilliant careers, a tribute to the performances of these stars.

Millsap’s 36 No. 1 hits include “Pure Love,” “Daydreams About Night Things,” “(I’m A) Stand by My Woman Man,” “It Was Been Like a Song,” “Only “One Love in My Life”, “I Won’t Miss This World”, “She Keeps the Fire in the House Burning” and so on.

“This is a big, big thing,” Millsap told Taste of Country before the show. “We’re going to blow up Bridgestone.”

Millsap said the night will mostly consist of tributes, but he will take the stage near the end to wrap up the show. After performing his set, he’ll end the night with a cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women.”

He was particularly looking forward to the performance of one singer.

“I really want to hear Kelly Clarkson’s voice,” Millsap said. “She’ll be singing ‘Almost Like a Song,’ which I’m looking forward to hearing.”

Although the tribute show to Ronnie Millsap was billed as his final show in Nashville, Millsap did not retire.

“I’m sure I’ll be doing a lot more work over the next few years,” he told us. In fact, Millsap has been recording a new album he plans to release in 2024.The new project is the follow-up to 2004 album Just for excitementwhich features Millsap’s interpretations of pop and jazz standards; the album will further reflect his personal vision of the Great American Songbook.

Millsap said he didn’t even think about retirement.

“I’m sure I will,” he added with a laugh, “I’m not retiring… I’m just quitting!”

“We’re going to keep doing this until I can’t do it anymore,” he concluded.

A tribute concert to Ronnie Millsap is scheduled for October 3 at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. Tickets are still limited.

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Photo credit: Billy Dukes

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