It Was Almost Like a Song is the eighth studio album, produced by Ronnie and Tom Collins, and released in 1977 by RCA Records. The album produced two #1 hits for Milsap, including the title track, which marked his debut on the Adult Contemporary chart, peaking at #7 and reaching #16 on the Billboard 100. “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life,” was the other #1 single, it was re-recorded for his 2009 album Then Sings My Soul.
“It Was Almost Like a Song” reached #3 on Country album charts and broke the Top 100 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #97. It was ultimately certified as Gold. The album won “Album of the Year” at the 1978 Country Music Association Awards.
Allmusic described the album as Milsap’s “breakthrough pop album” commenting that “the music here changed what radio programmers would accept” enabling the “chance to crossover.”