What Happened to Ricky Van Shelton?

Ricky Van Shelton
Ricky Van Shelton

Do you remember Ricky Van Shelton? The country music star scored big hits with “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 his Dolly Parton duet, “Rockin’ Years.” Over the course of his 20-year career, Shelton had 10 No. 1 hits and was among the ranks of timeless country singers like Conway TwittyGeorge StraitRandy Travis and Garth Brooks.

Shelton released his debut album Wild-Eyed Dream in 1987. The album, which spawned the hits “Crime of Passion,” “Life Turned Her That Way,” “Somebody Lied” and more, hit No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart. He followed up the album’s success with his sophomore release, Loving Proof, which featured “From a Jack to a King,” “Don’t We All Have the Right” and the Hank Cochran-penned “He Got You,” which was originally recorded by Patsy Cline as “She’s Got You.”

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