in

What Happened to Ricky Van Shelton, One of the Most Popular Celebrities in The 80s?

What Happened to Ricky Van Shelton, One of the Most Popular Celebrities in The 80s?
Photo: Pinterest
Advertisement

Remember Ricky Van Shelton, the country music sensation? He made a lasting impact with hits like “I’ll Leave This World Loving You,” “Keep it Between the Lines,” “Hole in my Pocket,” “I Meant Every Word He Said,” “Wild Man,” “Statue of a Fool,” and the unforgettable duet with Dolly Parton, “Rockin’ Years.” Over his incredible 20-year career, Shelton scored an impressive 10 No. 1 hits, putting him in the league of iconic country artists such as Conway Twitty, George Strait, Randy Travis, and Garth Brooks.

>>READ ALSO: What Was Johnny Cash’s Last Song Before He Died?

Advertisement

Ricky Van Shelton burst onto the scene in 1987 with his debut album, Wild-Eyed Dream, featuring hits like “Crime of Passion,” “Life Turned Her That Way,” and “Somebody Lied,” which claimed the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart. Following this success, his sophomore release, Loving Proof, continued the streak with tracks like “From a Jack to a King,” “Don’t We All Have the Right,” and Hank Cochran’s “He Got You,” originally recorded by Patsy Cline as “She’s Got You.”

Subsequent albums like RVS III (1990), Backroads (1991), the gospel-inspired Don’t Overlook Salvation (1992), and Making Plans (1998) showcased Shelton’s versatility.

So, What Happened to Ricky Van Shelton?

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 × 1 =

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

The Story of Willie Nelson's Rooftop Smoking Session at the White House

The Story of Willie Nelson’s Rooftop Smoking Session at the White House

Loretta Lynn's Granddaughter Set to Take the Stage on "American Idol"

Loretta Lynn’s Granddaughter Set to Take the Stage on “American Idol”