Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs + More Added to Ronnie Milsap Tribute Show

Ronnie Milsap ‘s tribute concert, The Final Nashville Show, just got a lot more star power. The 80-year-old previously announced his last Nashville show, taking place on October 3, included plenty of talent, with Kelly ClarksonLittle Big Town, Justin MooreScotty McCreeryTracy Lawrence, Sara Evans, and more already announced.

Now, even more artists have been added to join in the celebration, 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.

“We’re going to burn Bridgestone down,” Milsap tells CMT.

The artists will each perform Milsap’s songs, with Clarkson performing “It Was Almost Like A Song,” one of the performances the Country Music Hall of Fame member said he was eager to hear. But truthfully, Milsap is eager to hear all of the artists sing his songs, which will mark his final show in Music City.

“I’m so excited about my last show in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and the amazing lineup of artists,” Milsap says. “I love Nashville and the amazing career my fans have given me. ‘I wouldn’t have missed it for the world!’ … It will be a very special night.”

Milsap’s last album, A Better Word For Love, was released in 2021.

“I have been blessed to work with some of the very best songwriters in the world,” Milsap said when the record was released “Over the years, they’ve kept bringing me unbelievable songs, and in some cases, they’ve let me hang onto them because I loved them so much. When Rob and I started this project a few years ago, we decided some of those songs were so special… We wanted to build this album around them, so they wouldn’t be treasures only [my wife] Joyce and I could hear.

“We got to go back to Ronnie’s Place, the studio I built all those years ago, just dig in and cut them—and some songs that have the same kind of heart, the soul and that joy that I’ve always loved,” he added. “You know, even a sad song when you do it sad enough’ll make you feel better.”

Joyce passed away in 2021, after a lengthy battle with leukemia.

Parker McCollum, Randy Houser, Lorrie MorganNeal McCoyBRELANDPhil VassarTerri ClarkCharlie McCoy, The Band of Heathens and more are also slated to appear for the star-studded event. Tickets for The Final Nashville Show are available via Ticketmaster.