Ronnie Milsap Talks Final Nashville Concert, Says It Will Be "A Burner"

Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Stevens and more were added as performers to Ronnie Milsap's final Nashville concert on Oct. 3.

Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap promises his October 3 concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena will be "a burner."

"We're going to burn Bridgestone down," Milsap said.

Milsap said earlier this summer that the October 3 concert will be a special tribute event that will be his final concert in Nashville. Monday, more artists were added to the star-studded lineup, including Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Steven Curtis Chapman, Ray Stevens, Pam Tillis, The Gatlin Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Mark Wills, The McCrary Sisters, The Los Lonely Boys and Elizabeth Cook. Previously announced performers are 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 and Charlie McCoy.

The guest singers will take turns playing Milsap's songs. 

"Kelly Clarkson, I think, is going to sing 'It Was Almost Like a Song,'" Milsap said. "I look forward to that."

Milsap explained that he had known Morgan "a long time" and that she was "really good."

Milsap, 80, has charted more than 40 No. 1 songs throughout his five-plus-decade career. An ace singer and piano player, Milsap, who was born blind, developed a masterful command of multiple genres, including country, rock, pop, funk and rhythm and blues. He ushered in the country-pop movement in the late 1970s and early '80s with hits including "It Was Almost Like a Song," "Stranger in My House," "No Gettin' Over Me" and "Smoky Mountain Rain."

"I'm so excited about my last show in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and the amazing lineup of artists," Milsap said. "I love Nashville and the amazing career my fans have given me. 'I wouldn't have missed it for the world!' Please join me. It will be a very special night." 

Milsap said he still looks forward to playing concerts with his band and that he loves opening his shows with "Prisoner Of The Highway." He doesn't know if there is anything left he wants to do – he said it "depends on what opportunities come up."

More than anything, Milsap wants "people to know I did exactly what I wanted to do."

Tickets start at $46.50 and are on sale now at The event is promoted and produced by Outback Presents and Conway Entertainment Group.

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