Country music legend Ronnie Milsap says farewell to Nashville Oct. 3 at Bridgestone Arena with an all-star tribute concert featuring performances from more than a dozen top artists with more to be announced. The evening will honor Milsap and his 50-plus year career, his catalog, and his lasting influence on American music.
Among the artists on tap so far to help celebrate Milsap, who turned 80 in January, include Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Justin Moore, Scotty McCreery, Tracy Lawrence, Randy Houser, Sara Evans, Lorrie Morgan, Neal McCoy, BRELAND, Phil Vassar, Terri Clark, The Band of Heathens, Charlie McCoy and more.
Tickets to the once-in-a-lifetime show, produced by Outback Presents, go on sale Friday June 9 at 10 a.m. CT through Ticketmaster.
“I’m so excited about my last show in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and the amazing lineup of artists,” Milsap says in a statement. “This night will be so special for me and all the fans. I love Nashville and the amazing career my fans have given me. ‘I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.'”
The Country Music Hall of Famer has scored 40 No. 1 singles over the course of his storied career, won six Grammys, was named CMA’s Entertainer of the Year in 1977 and won the association’s Album of the Year four times. He also wrote hits for other artists, including Bonnie Raitt’s hit “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
A major crossover artist of the 1970s and ‘80s, with his country, pop and R&B-tinged songs, Milsap’s biggest hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song,” “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” “Any Day Now,” and “Stranger in My House.”
And Milsap’s been a prolific road warrior as well. He was the subject of a Pollstar cover feature in 2019, when he was announcing his “76 for 76” tour in honor of his 76th birthday. He’s continued that trek post-pandemic, and averages 1,076 tickets sold per show for a gross of $45,601.
“We are thrilled to host the Ronnie Milsap Tribute concert,” Bridgestone Arena Chief Venues Officer David Kells says. “With over 50 years of music and 40 #1 hits, this celebration is going to be something special. Thank you to the Outback Presents team for curating such an amazing event.”