Kelly Clarkson and multiple other stars recently performed at the long awaited Ronnie Milsap Tribute in Nashville. Check it out below!
Kelly Clarkson kicked things off with one he says is his all-time favorite: “It Was Almost Like a Song.”
Hunter Hayes followed with “He’s Got You.” Then, it was one spectacular performance after another with Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans, the Gatlin Brothers, Mark Wills, Tracy Lawrence, and Ray Stevens all singing Milsap’s songs.
And as they sang familiar hits like “Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World,” “Back on My Mind Again,” and “Daydreams About Night Things,” fans throughout the arena sang along.
The list of performers had been made available ahead of time, but suddenly there was word of a surprise guest. The crowd went crazy as Keith Urban took the stage. Urban said he played Ronnie Milsap songs back in his cover band days and when he found out about the tribute show, he wanted to take part. In acknowledging this was supposed to be Milsap’s final Nashville show, Urban smiled and pointed out, “You can’t have the reunion tour until you have the farewell tour.” The crowd responded with applause.
Urban noted the song he chose to perform “was a little bit obscure.” It was one Milsap wrote years ago as part of a tribute album to Jim Reeves and Urban always loved it. It’s called, “Out Where the Bright Lights Are Glowing.”
In addition to live performances there were taped video messages from Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Clint Black. All referenced Milsap’s influence on their music and careers with Dolly adding, “I will always love you,” and Black saying, “I’m sure somebody’s already said it, but it bears repeating, ‘What a difference you’ve made in our lives.’”
Artists performed Milsap’s songs non-stop for two-and-a-half hours. There was “Stand By Me,” “Pure Love,” “Any Day Now,” “(I’d Be) A Legend in My Time,” “What a Difference You Made in My Life,” and more, from the McCrary Sisters, Breeland, Lorrie Morgan, Scotty McCreery, Gordon Mote, Steven Curtis Chapman, and others.
Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town. He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.