Ronnie Milsap to Celebrate 76th Birthday With New Tour & Duets Album

Ronnie Milsap to Celebrate 76th Birthday With New Tour & Duets Album

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap will commemorate his 76th birthday in 2019 with a new tour.

Kicking off on his birthday on Jan. 16 in Nashville, the new tour—dubbed the 76 for 76 Tour—will make additional stops in St. Louis, Austin, Cincinnati and more. Tickets for the first wave of the 76 for 76 Tour are on sale now. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

On Jan. 18, Ronnie will release a new album that features duets with an A-list cast, including Billy Gibbons, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson, Lucy Angel, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, George Strait, Jessie Key, Leon Russell, Steven Curtis Chapman and Montgomery Gentry. The 13-track collection, Ronnie Milsap: The Duets, includes one of Troy Gentry’s final recordings on the Montgomery Gentry/Ronnie duet, “Shakey Ground.” In addition, Leon Russell, who passed away in 2016, is featured on “Misery Loves Company.”

The album was recorded at Ronnie’s Place, the Nashville studio Ronnie owned from the late 1970s until 1995

76 for 76 Tour

  • Jan. 16 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
  • Jan. 17 | Mayetta, KS | Prairie Band Casino & Resort | Great Lakes Ballroom
  • Jan. 18 | Stafford, TX | The Redneck Country Club
  • Jan. 19 | Bossier City, LA | Horseshoe Bossier City | The Riverdome
  • Jan. 27 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | Country Music Cruise 2019
  • Jan. 28 | Key West, FL | Country Music Cruise 2019
  • Feb. 9 | Glasgow, KY | Plaza Theatre MOVE FROM PRIOR
  • Feb. 16 | Shelby, NC | Malcolm Brown Auditorium
  • Feb. 21 | Morgantown, WV | Metropolitan Brown Auditorium
  • Feb. 22 | Madisonville, KY | Glema Mahr Center For the Arts
  • Feb. 28 | Lexington, KY | Opera House
  • March 1 | Lorain, OH | Palace Theater
  • March 2 | Lancaster, PA | American Music Theater
  • March 8 | Hinckley, MN | Grand Casino Hinkley
  • March 9 | Lac De Flambeau, WI | Lake Of The Torches Casino
  • March 22 | St. Louis, MO | River City Casino
  • March 24 | Austin, TX | Travis County Expo Center
  • April 4 | Mobile, AL | Saenger Theatre
  • April 5 | Beaumont, TX | Jefferson Theatre
  • April 6 | Texarkana, TX | PRIVATE Pleasant Grove
  • April 26 | Hopewell, VA | The Beacon Theatre
  • April 27 | Cincinnati, OH | JACK Casino | Event Center
  • May 3 | Eutis, FL | Lake County Fairgrounds Expo Center
  • May 10 | Quapaw, OK | Downstream Casino Resort
  • May 11 | Hinton, OK | Sugar Creek Casino
  • May 17 | Riverside, IA | Riverside Casino and Golf Resport
  • May 23 | Charenton, LA | Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel

photo by Allister Ann

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”


Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs