Chanteur Country US nť le 12 Janvier 1952 ŗ Danville (Virginie). Ricky Van Shelton, actif entre 1986 et 2006, il a inscrit plus de vingt singles dans les charts Billboard Hot Country Songs.

Ricky Van Shelton was one of country music's biggest male stars during the late '80s and early '90s, prior to the emergence of crossover sensations like Garth Brooks. Van Shelton's smooth baritone croon made him especially popular as a country-pop ballad stylist, but elsewhere he incorporated elements of rock, gospel, and classic honky tonk. Van Shelton was born in Danville, VA, in 1952 and grew up in the small town of Grit. He learned to sing at church and discovered country music as a teenager, performing at local gatherings whenever he could. After high school, he played the area club circuit and worked a series of day jobs, and in late 1984 he finally made the move to Nashville to make it in the business. He performed in nightclubs until a local newspaper columnist heard his demo and helped arrange a showcase that landed Van Shelton a deal with CBS in 1986.
Van Shelton released his debut album, Wild-Eyed Dream, in 1987, and his first-ever single, "Crime of Passion," hit the country Top Ten. Its follow-up, "Somebody Lied," went all the way to number one; so did the album, and so did another single, "Life Turned Her That Way." Van Shelton quickly recorded a follow-up album, Loving Proof, which appeared in 1988 and also topped the country charts; it spun off three number one hits in "I'll Leave This World Loving You," "From a Jack to a King," and "Living Proof," while "Hole in My Pocket" made the Top Five. While readying his third proper album, Van Shelton also completed two specialty projects: the 1989 holiday album Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas and the 1990 gospel record Don't Overlook Salvation. Meanwhile, his official follow-up to Loving Proof, RVS III, was released in 1990 and became his third number one album. "I've Cried My Last Tear for You" gave him another number one single, while "I Meant Every Word He Said" and "Statue of a Fool" both topped out at number two; "Life's Little Ups and Downs" also made the Top Five. In 1991, Van Shelton teamed up with Dolly Parton for the chart-topping duet "Rockin' Years" and subsequently issued another album, Backroads. Though it just missed the top of the country charts, Backroads kept his hit streak going strong, producing two more number ones in "Keep It Between the Lines" and "I Am a Simple Man" (giving him a total of nine) and a number two hit in the title track.
Musical tastes can shift quickly, and by the time Van Shelton conquered the alcohol abuse that had begun to take a toll on his personal life, Garth Brooks was completely altering the contemporary country landscape. To hold fans over, he released Greatest Hits Plus in 1992, and its newly recorded track, "Wild Man," hit the Top Five. He returned in 1993 with A Bridge I Didn't Burn, but the album didn't spawn any huge hits, as had been expected; it went gold, but it was the only Van Shelton album to date that ultimately failed to go platinum. 1994's Love and Honor continued his commercial downturn, and tensions with Columbia led Van Shelton to part ways with his label a couple years later. He busied himself with, among other projects, a series of children's books centered around the character Quacker the Duck that he'd begun several years earlier. He also formed his own label, RVS, and recorded an album on his own called Making Plans, which he distributed via an exclusive agreement with the Wal-Mart store chain in 1997. The following year, Vanguard stepped in to give the record a wider release. Van Shelton subsequently signed with the Audium label, home to many veteran country artists, and recorded a new album, Fried Green Tomatoes, in 2000.

http://www.rickyvanshelton.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Van_Shelton

Talents : Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter

Style musical : Traditional Country, Contemporary Country

https://youtu.be/dTb_XHJcUHY

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

11/1986 SP COLUMBIA 38-06542 (US) . Wild Eyed Dream / Think It Over
03/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07025 (US) . Crime Of Passion / Don't We All Have The Right
07/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07311 (US) . Somebody Lied / Working Man's Blues
12/1987 SP COLUMBIA 38-07672 (US) . Life Turned Her That Way / I Don't Care
04/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-07798 (US) . Don't We All Have The Right / Baby I'm Ready
08/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-08022 (US) . I'll Leave This World Loving You / Sometimes I Cry In My Sleep
10/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-08391 (US) . Wild Eyed Dream / Crime Of Passion
12/1988 SP COLUMBIA 38-08529 (US) . From A Jack To A King / The Picture
03/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-68694 (US) . Hole In My Pocket / Let Me Live With Love (And Die With You)
07/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-68994 (US) . Living Proof / Somebody's Back In Town
11/1989 SP COLUMBIA 38-73077 (US) . Statue Of A Fool / He's Got You
03/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73263 (US) . I've Cried My Last Tear For You / I Still Love You
06/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73413 (US) . I Meant Every Word He Said / Sometimes I Cry In My Sleep
10/1990 SP COLUMBIA 38-73587 (US) . Life's Little Ups And Downs / Love Is Burnin'
01/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73711 (US) . Rockin' Years (Dolly PARTON & Ricky VAN SHELTON) / What A Heartache (Dolly PARTON)
03/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73780 (US) . I Am A single Man / Backroads
1991 SP COLLECTABLES 13-73942 (US) .

Life Turned Her That Way / I Don't Care

07/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-73956 (US) . Keep It Between The Lines / Weekind World
11/1991 SP COLUMBIA 38-74104 (US) . After The Lights Go Out / Oh Heart Of Mine
02/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74258 (US) . Backroads / Call Me Up
06/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74418 (US) . Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Who'll Turn Out Lights
08/1992 SP EPIC 34-74422 (US) . All Shook Up (Billy JOEL) / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
08/1992 SP EPIC 658343 7 (UK) All Shook Up (Billy JOEL) / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
10/1992 SP COLUMBIA 38-74748 (US) . Wild Man / If You're Ever In My Arms
02/1993 SP COLUMBIA 38-74896 (US) . Just As I Am / Slam That Door
1993 CD COLUMBIA COL 659815 2 (EUR)

Where Was I / A Couple Of Good Years Left / Heartache Big As Texas

07/1993 SP COLUMBIA 38-77130 (US) . Couple Of Good Years Left / My First Reaction
01/1994 SP COLUMBIA 38-77334 (US) . Where Was I (remix) / If It Weren't For Me
09/1994 SP COLUMBIA 38-77653 (US) . Whereever She Is / Thanks A Lot
01/1995 SP COLUMBIA 38-77792 (US) . Lola's Love / Been There Done That

Albums

1987 CD COLUMBIA CK 40602 (US) WILD-EYED DREAM - Ultimately Fine / Crime Of Passion / Life Turned Her That Way / I Don't Care / Don't We All Have The Right / Wild-Eyed Dream / Baby, I'm Ready / Somebody Lied / Crazy Over You / Working Man Blues
1988 CD COLUMBIA CK 44221 (US) LOVING PROOF - Swimming Upstream / I'll Leave This World Loving You / From A Jack To A King / Let Me Live With Love / Living Proof / Hole In My Pocket / The Picture / Somebody's Back In Town / Don't Send Me No Angels / He's Got You
09/1989 CD COLUMBIA CK 45269 (US) RICKY VAN SHELTON SINGS CHRISTMAS - I'll Be Home For Christmas / White Christmas / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / Silver Bells / Silent Night / Christmas / Please Come Home For Christmas / Pretty Paper / Country Christmas / Christmas Long Ago / What Child Is This
01/1990 CD COLUMBIA CK 45250 (US) RICKY VAN SHELTON III - I've Cried My Last Tear For You / Statue Of A Fool / You Would Do The Same For Me / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / I'm Starting Over / Love Is Burnin' / Not That I Care / Oh Pretty Woman / I Meant Every Word He Said / I Still Love You, Sweet Memories (with Brenda LEE)
06/1990 CD COLUMBIA CK 46854 (US) DON'T OVERLOOK SALVATION  - Don't Overlook Salvation / To My Mansion In The Sky / Family Bible / Holy (I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy) / Suppertime / I Shall Not Be Moved / Mansion Over The Hilltop / Old Rugged Cross / I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey / I Saw A Man / Just As I Am - He Smiled As He Ran Out To Play
1991 CD COLUMBIA CK 46855 (US) BACKROADS - I Am A single Man / Rockin' Years / On Heart Of Mine / Some Things Are Better Left Alone / After The Lights Go Out / Call Me Up / If You're Ever In My Arms / Who'll Turn Out The Lights / Backroads / Keep It Between The Lines
1991 CD COLUMBIA CK 47768 (US) LOVE AND HONOR - Wherever She Is / Complicated, Lola's Love / I Thought I'd Heard It All / Then For Them / Baby Take A Picture / Love Without You / Been There Done That / Love And Honor / Where The Tall Grass Grows / Thanks A Lot
1991 CD COLUMBIA 477680 (EUR) LOVE AND HONOR - Wherever She Is / Complicated, Lola's Love / I Thought I'd Heard It All / Then For Them / Baby Take A Picture / Love Without You / Been There Done That / Love And Honor / Where The Tall Grass Grows / Thanks A Lot / Where Was I
1992 CD COLUMBIA CK 48992 (US) A BRIDGE I DIDN'T BURN - If They Turn Off Our Lights / Bridge I Didn't Burn / My First Reaction / Where Was I / Still Got A Couple Of Good Years Left / I Know The Way By Broken Heart / Talking To God / Heartache Big As Texas / If It Weren't For Me / Linda Lu / Roses After The Rain
08/1992 CD COLUMBIA CK 52753 (US) GREATEST HITS PLUS - Just As I Am / Wild Man / Somebody Lied / I've Cried My Last Tear For You / I'll Leave This World Loving You / Statue Of A Fool / I Am A Simple Man / Life Turned Her That Way / Keep It Between The Lines / Rockin' Years (with Dolly PARTON) / From A Jack To A King / Living Proof / Don't We Al Have The Right / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
1992 CD Sony CDSP4051 (CAN)

Ultimately Fine - Crime Of Passion / I Still Love You / Oh Heart Of Mine / Living Proof / Baby, I'm Ready / The Picture / Call Me Up / Life's Little Ups And Downs / Crazy Over You / He's Got You / You Would Do The Same For Me / Ultimately Fine / After The Lights Go Out / Oh, Pretty Woman

05/1995 CD COLUMBIA CK 67130 (US) SUPER HITS - Statue Of A Fool / I've Cried My Last Tear For You / I'll Leave This World Loving You / Life Turned Her That Way / Don't We All Have The Right / Crime Of Passion / Keep It Between The Lines / I Am A single Man / Somebody Lied / From A Jack To A King
10/1995 3 CD COLUMBIA / SONY 64802 (US)

Wild-Eyed Dream / Loving Proof / RVS III :
CD 1 : Wild-Eyed Dream : Ultimately Fine / Crime Of Passion / Life Turned Her That Way / I Don't Care / Don't We All Have The Right / Wild-Eyed Dream / Baby I'm Ready / Somebody Lied / Crazy Over You / Working Man Blues
CD 2 : LOVING PROOF : Swimming Upstream / I'll Leave This World Loving You / From A Jack To A King / Let Me Live With Love / Living Proof / Hole In My Pocket / The Picture / Somebody's Back In Town / Don't Send Me No Angels / He's Got You
CD 3 : RVS III - I've Cried My Last Tear For You / Statue Of A Fool / You Would Do The Same For Me / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / I'm Starting Over / Love Is Burnin' / Not That I Care / Oh Pretty Woman / I Meant Every Word He Said / I Still Love You, Sweet Memories (with Brenda LEE)

07/1996 CD SONY 26836 (US) WORKING THE HITS - Working Man Blues / He's Got You / Crazy Over You / Call Me Up / Suppertime / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / Heartache Big As Texas / Bridge I Didn't Burn / Life Turned Her That Way / Oh Pretty Woman
08/1996 CD COLUMBIA CK 67581 (US) SUPER HITS VOLUME 2 - Wild Man / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / Hole In My Pocket / After The Lights Go Out / Backroads / I Meant Every Word He Said / Wild Eyed Dream / Living Proof / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Oh Pretty Woman
06/1998 CD SONY 33598 (US) PURE COUNTRY - From A Jack To A King / Lola's Love / Couple Of Good Years Left / Just As I Am - He Smiled As He Ran Out To Play / Where Was I / Hole In My Pocket / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / Wherever She Is / After The Lights Go Out
10/1998 CD VANGUARD 79527 (US) MAKING PLANS - Just Say Goodbye / When The Feeling Goes Away / She Needs Me / Borrowed Angel / I Wish You Were More Like Your Memory / Tic Toc / It Wouldn't Kill Me / Making Plans / He's Not The Man I Used To Be / Our Love / Best Thing Goin' / Best Is Yet To Come
02/1999 CD COLUMBIA 69737 (US) 16 BIGGEST HITS - Somebody Lied / Life Turned Her That Way / Don't We All Have The Right / I'll Leave This World Loving You / From A Jack To A King / Living Proof / I've Cried My Last Tear For You / I Am A single Man / Keep It Between The Lines / Statue Of A Fool / I Meant Every Word He Said / Backroads / Hole In My Pocket / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / Crime Of Passion / Wild Man
01:2000 2 CD PLATINUM 1769 (US) PLATINUM DISC :
CD 1 : From A Jack To A King / Lola's Love / Couple Of Good Years Left / Just As I Am / Where Was I / Hole In My Pocket / Life's Little Ups And Downs / Wherever She Is / After The Lights Go Out / Oh Pretty Woman
CD 2 : Working Man Blues / He's Got You / Crazy Over You / Call Me Up / Suppertime / Life's Little Ups And Downs / Heartache Big As Texas / A Bridge I Didn't Burn / Life Turned Her That Way / Oh, Pretty Woman
05/2000 CD AUDIUM 8116 (US) FRIED GREEN TOMATOES - Call Me Crazy / Foolish Pride / I'm The One / Somebody's Gonna Lose / I Think I Like It Here / You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Crazy) / Who's Laughin' Now / All I Have To Offer You Is Me / From The Fryin' Pan / I Was Losing You / Your One And Only / The Decision
10/2000 CD AUDIUM 684038812028 (US) BLUE CHRISTMAS - Blue Christmas / Silver Bells / Winter Wonderland / Let Is Snow / Country Christmas / Jingle Bell Rock / Silent Night / I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day / O Come All Ye Faithful / Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
08/2004 CD GUSTO 379 (US) RICKY VAN SHELTON & RAY PRICE Sing Their Greatest Hits - Ricky VAN SHELTON : I'll Leave This World Loving You / Don't We All Have the Right? / Life Turned Her That Way / I Meant Every Word He Said / Wild-Eyed Dream / Ray PRICE : For The Good Times / Crazy Arms / Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) / The Other Woman / Make The World Go Away
11/2006 CD SONY 644886 (EUR)

His Very Best - Crime Of Passion / Somebody Lied / Life Turned Her That Way / I Meant Every Word He Said / I'll Leave This World Loving You / From A Jack To A King / Living Proof / Statute Of A Fool / Wild Eyed-Dream / Don't We All Have The Right / Hole In My Pocket / I've Cried My Last Tear From You / Life's Little Ups And Downs / Oh Pretty Woman

2007 CD SONY A 705312 (US) SUPER HITS - Statue Of A Fool / I've Cried My Last Tear For You / I'll Leave This World Loving You / Life Turned Her That Way / Don't We All Have The Right / Crime Of Passion / Keep It Between The Lines / I Am A single Man / Somebody Lied / From A Jack To A King
2007 CD COLUMBIA A 705497 (US) SUPER HITS VOLUME 2 - Wild Man / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs / Hole In My Pocket / After The Lights Go Out / Backroads / I Meant Every Word He Said / Wild Eyed Dream / Living Proof / Wear My Ring Around Your Neck / Oh Pretty Woman
2011 CD T-Bird Americana ‎TBIRDAM 012 (UK)

Loving Proof & Wild-Eyed Dream - LOVING PROOF : Swimming Upstream / I'll Leave This World Loving You / From A Jack To A King / Let Me Live With Love (And Die With You) / Living Proof / Hole In My Pocket / The Picture / Somebody's Back In Town  / Don't Send Me No Angels / He's Got You / WILD-EYED DREAM : Ultimately Fine / Crime Of Passion / Life Turned Her That Way / I Don't Care / Don't We All Have The Right / Wild-Eyed Dream / Baby, I'm Ready / Somebody Lied / Crazy Over You / Working Man Blues

04/2012 CD T-Bird Americana ‎TBIRDAM 039 (UK)

RVS III & Backroads - RVS III : I've Cried My Last Tear For You / Statue Of A Fool / You Would Do The Same For Me / Life's Little Ups And Downs / I'm Starting Over / Love Is Burnin' / Not That I Care / Oh Pretty Woman / I Meant Every Word He Said / I Still Love You / Sweet Memories (featuring (Brenda Lee) / BACKROADS : I Am A Simple Man / Rockin' Years (featuring Dolly Parton) / Oh Heart Of Mine / Some Things Are Better Left Alone / After The Lights Go Out / Call Me Up / If You're Ever In My Arms / Who'll Turn Out The Lights / Backroads / Keep It Between The Lines

04/2019 2 CD MORELLO 90 (EUR)

A Bridge I Didn't Burn / Love And Honor / Don't Overlook Salvation / Sings Christmas :

CD 1 : A Bridge I Didnít Burn : If They Turn Off Our Lights / A Bridge I Didnít Burn / Our First Reaction / Where Was I / A Couple Of Good Years Left / I Know The Way By Broken Heart / Talking To God / Heartache As Big As Texas / If It Werenít For Me / Linda Lu / Roses After The Rain / Love and Honor : Wherever She Is / Complicated / Lolaís Love / I Thought Iíd Heard It All / Then For Them / Baby, Take A Picture / Love Without You / Been There, Done That / Love And Honor / Where The Tall Grass Grows / Thanks A Lot / Where Was I

CD 2 : Donít Overlook Salvation : Donít Overlook Salvation / To My Mansion In The Sky / Family Bible / Holy (I Bowed On My Knees And Cried Holy) / Supper Time / I Shall Not Be Moved / Mansion Over The Hilltop / The Old Rugged Cross / I Wouldnít Take Nothiní For My Journey / I Saw A Man / Just As I Am - He Smiled As He Ran Out To Play / Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas : Iíll Be Home For Christmas / White Christmas / Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / Silver Bells / Silent Night / C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S / Please Come Home For Christmas / Pretty Paper / Country Christmas / Christmas Long Ago / What Child Is This?

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