North Carolina’s Ronnie Milsap Endorses Romney/Ryan Candidacy
North Carolina native behind 40 #1 hits & 6 Grammy Awards to perform at Governor Romney event in Asheville, NC on Thursday
Asheville, NC – The Romney/Ryan Presidential campaign is proud to announce that award-winning, platinum-selling country star Ronnie Milsap will appear and perform at the Victory Rally with Governor Romney in Asheville, NC.
The rally will be held at US Cellular Center at 5:30 pm EDT on Thursday, October 11th.
Ronnie Milsap was one of country music’s most popular and influential performers of the 1970s and 1980s. He became country music’s first well-known blind singer, and one of the most successful and versatile country “crossover” singers of his time, appealing to both country and pop music markets with successful songs that incorporated pop, R&B, and rock and roll elements. Milsap’s biggest crossover 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,” among others. He is credited with six Grammy Awards and 40 number one country hits.
Milsap was born in Robbinsville, North Carolina with a congenital disorder that left him almost completely blind. He was abandoned by his mother as an infant and raised by his grandparents until the age of five, when he was sent to the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh, North Carolina. During his childhood he lost his remaining vision. Due to a developing blood clot, both his eyes were removed. Throughout his childhood he was interested in music—particularly the late-night broadcasts of country music, gospel music, and rhythm and blues. In concert, Milsap has often paid tribute to the artists who have inspired him the most including Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.=
Numerous entertainers, including Kid Rock, Sam Moore, Lee Greenwood, Trace Adkins, Jo Dee Messina, Collin Raye, Jamie O’Neal and more, have joined the campaign to bring Mitt Romney to the White House.
The musicians are spreading out across the country to perform before huge crowds with Governor Romney, Congressman Ryan and Mrs. Ann Romney.
For more information on the rally in Asheville, NC, please visit http://www.mittromney.com/events/victory-rally-w-mitt-gop-team-asheville-nc
To RSVP for your tickets please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4541198848?ref=ebtn#