After bursting onto the scene in the late 1980s with an incredible string of simple, straightforward hits, Ricky Van Shelton’s “From a Jack to a King” further cemented his place in country music history. The song was released in 1989 ...

In 1988, Ricky Van Shelton’s “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” became the country singer’s fourth consecutive No. 1 hit as it snagged the top spot of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Not only that, but the song was also ...

Even before the emergence of crossover sensations such as Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks, there was Ricky Van Shelton. The “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” singer was one of the biggest male country music artists during the late ’80s ...

Ricky Van Shelton songs have made many fans so thrilled throughout his two-decade career. Unfortunately, the country superstar called it a day in 2006. He decided to retire to spend more time with his family. Today, let’s celebrate Ricky Van ...

Do you still remember Ricky Van Shelton? He was one of country music’s biggest stars in the late 1980s – especially to the female fans. According to a 1989 article published by People magazine, “women were thoughtful enough to pin ...

Ricky Van Shelton and Dolly Parton combined talents for a jaw-dropping duet of “Rockin’ Years”- an incredible moment of unity in country history.  They released the song in 1991 as the lead-off single to both Parton’s album Eagle When She ...

RVS III RVS III was Ricky Van Shelton’s third album released in January 1990. The album featured some of his hit singles, “Statue of a Fool” which peaked at the number 2, “I’ve Cried My Last Tear For You” at ...

“Mansion Over the Hilltop” will make a great impact on your life as it did to mine.  Let me share with you the wonderful story behind the song before I share mine. “Mansion Over the Hilltop” It was an inspirational ...

We are just human. We make mistakes because we don’t know what will happen next. Sometimes we think certain things will happen, but it doesn’t. We assume that the person we love will come back, but they don’t. However, it’s ...

In 1969, the multi-talented country musician professionally known as Charlie Rich recorded a song that his wife Margaret Ann wrote. The song is entitled “Life’s Little Ups and Downs.” The single was released on Rich’s Epic album. It’s called The ...

A Jack to a King During the reign of Ricky Van Shelton almost thirty years ago, he was a consistent hit-maker. Record buyers during those times were often confused about finding his name. Record stores almost have his records in ...

Ricky Van Shelton | Photo credit: iheart.com Following the country music artist Ricky Van Shelton’s first No. 1 hit “Somebody Lied” was his cover of Harlan Howard’s “Life Turned Her That Way.” It was only after more than two decades ...

Photo Credit: www.amazon.com “Keep it Between the Lines” is a song that depicts a good relationship between a father and a son. The lyrics say it all up to the end and it, without a doubt, can pierce your hearts. ...

Ricky Van Shelton Photo Credit: https://www.amazon.com How far will you go in the name of love? Will you do anything for someone you love even though you barely know them? Love can do crazy things to people which can lead ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO5Kp53JZxA “Statue of a Fool” is one of the timeless ballads in the country music scene. The song skyrocketed and reached millions of listeners in the late 60s to early 70s. Up to these days, country music obsessives considers it ...

So, in an effort to give these country stars the recognition due them, we’ve dug through the YouTube archives, and voila! We’ve found a gem! An old clip of Loveless and Shelton’s duet! The initial plan of hunting and putting ...

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer Before Ricky Van Shelton’s success from this song came, the story of the song starts with the original artist, Wayne Kemp. Wayne Kemp first appeared on the national scene when his song “Love Bug” ...

“Life Turned Her That Way” masterfully straddles the line “sympathetic” and “kind of patronizing”. This is a sharp appraisal of how a history of heartbreak left a woman “cold and bitter”. If she seems cold and bitter Then I beg ...

“Crime of Passion” is a song written by Walt Aldridge and Mac McAnally. American country music singer Ricky Van Shelton recorded the said track. Released in April 1987, it was the second single from his debut album Wild-Eyed Dream. The song was on the Hot Country ...

“Keep It Between the Lines” is about a story of a person on learning how to drive with his father. The story expands on the phrase “keep it between the lines” to mention God and life in general. In one’s early teens, learning ...

“Statue of a Fool” is a controversial song covered by Ricky Van Shelton. According to Genna Sapia-Ruffin, David Ruffin wrote and originally released the track in 1958. David Ruffin’s mother had this recorded on page 251 of her book A Memoir: David ...

You may not find me every Sunday sitting on the front row pew. There are other ways of praying, I believe we still get through. Down a road less traveled, I let go of a lot. That’s just my way ...

Raised a Pentecostal by his parents, Ricky Van Shelton was given the privilege to rise to fame by his country singing in the 1980s. Like most celebrities, he fell prey to vices particularly alcoholism. As expected, his heavy drinking hurt ...