Dallas Lighthouse will utilize proceeds from “An Evening with Ronnie Milsap” to benefit the more than 150,000 individuals we serve in 11 North Texas counties. Dallas Lighthouse offers training, tools and resources to those who are blind and vision impaired in order to enhance their independence.
The evening of Thursday, November 3rd, will be a heartwarming celebration of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind’s 85 years of service to the North Texas community. With six Grammy Awards and 40 No. 1 country hits, pianist, singer and songwriter Ronnie Lee Milsap is one of country music’s most popular and influential performers.
Born with a congenital disorder, Milsap lost all vision by early childhood. At the age of seven, his musical talents were discovered and he began classical training. Young Ronnie learned several instruments, and skillfully mastered the piano. Milsap later became country music’s first successful blind singer, and a talented “crossover” singer, appealing to country and pop markets with hits songs such as “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “No Getting’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World” and “Stranger in My House”. In 2014, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
“Music is the guiding light of my life. I am a living testament to the power of music and its restorative qualities. The opportunity to perform for the 85th Anniversary Celebration of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind is a true honor for me, said Ronnie Milsap. “Although I have been fortunate enough to receive many gracious awards and accolades, it still humbles me to know people appreciate my gift.”