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January 30, 2015

Ronnie Milsap to headline Rivers & Spires Festival

Grammy-winning singer Ronnie Milsap will headline the Rivers & Spires Festival in a free concert on April 17.

Milsap has a string of hits to his credit, including “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.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Milsap, who was born nearly blind and subsequently lost his vision before his teen years, stepped into the country music scene in the 70s and held top single records for twenty years. He was inspired by artists like Ray Charles and Little Richard. His music includes 40 #1 hits, 35 reaching the top Billboard ratings.

His influence can be seen in the music of many legendary performers including Eddie Rabbitt, Dob Gibson,Kris Kristofferson and Mike Reid.

Sanctus also featured in Festival

The Christian music group Sanctus Real will be featured on Saturday, April 18. Presented by First Baptist Church, the will offer a night of music and ministry. Sanctus Real newest single is “Lay It Down” and their album, “Dream.” They will play on the family fun stage.

Sanctus Real have been a regular on Contemporary Christian radio for 18 years, the release said. They have had eight No. 1 songs, seven top-five singles, two Grammy nominations and album sales of more than 700,000 units. Fans of Sanctus Real can catch them on the Family Fun Stage, where they can hear their favorites, as well as more songs from their newest album, “Dream.”

The Rivers & Spires Festival, which takes place April 16-18in Downtown Clarksville, is sponsored by Coors Light and Agero. The event is free and open to the public. It includes a Sports Zone, Gig City Gaming, Military Appreciation Area, and Family Fun Zone and Arts Galore.

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