33 years ago this week, Ronnie Milsap had the #1 country song in the nation with, "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World."

This week also happens to be Ronnie Milsap's birthday (happy birthday, Ronnie!); Ronnie was born on January 16th, 1943, in North Carolina. Throughout his childhood, he grew up listening to country, gospel, and R&B music. He started to professionally release music in 1963 but he didn't have a hit song until he released "I Hate You" ten years later. Once that song cracked the top ten, there was no stopping Milsap's career. 26 of his songs hit the top of the charts, many of them like, "Pure Love" and "Smoky Mountain Rain" help defined country music in the 1970s and 1980s. 33 years ago this week, Ronnie Milsap had the top country song in the nation with "I Wouldn't Have Missed It For the World."

 

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