Country music legend Ronnie Milsap will return to his Western North Carolina roots as he performs at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25 each.
Milsap was born in Robbinsville, N.C. He lost his vision when he was a child and was raised primarily by his grandparents. He was interested in music throughout his childhood and enjoyed late-night radio broadcasts of country music, gospel music, and rhythm and blues. When he was seven years old, his instructors at the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh began to notice his musical talents. He began studying classical music and learned to play several instruments, but found the piano the easiest to master.