Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Ronnie Milsap is promoting the Tennessee Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in a public service announcement that is being distributed to radio stations across the state.
Milsap, whose hit songs include “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “Any Day Now” and “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” recently recorded the 60-second spot free of charge. Milsap, who was born with a congenital disorder that caused him to lose his eyesight as a child, has been an LBPH patron for many years.
In the spot, Milsap talks about the wide selection of audio, Braille and large-print books and the new digital players for downloading and playing audio books that are available at the library. (Listen to public service announcement).
“I am happy to help the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,” Milsap said. “Reading is not only a great form of entertainment, but it also helps people stay connected to the rest of the world.”
LBPH is affiliated with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, which is part of the Office of the Secretary of State.
“I want to thank Ronnie Milsap for helping us to promote the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,” Secretary of State Tre Hargett said. “The library provides a valuable service to thousands of Tennesseans who are blind or have other physical conditions that make it difficult for them to read standard print books. We need to raise awareness so the library can serve even more people.”
LBPH is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.