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Ricky Van Shelton Biography


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Born: 1952/01/12
Birth Place: Danville, Virginia, USA
Years Active: 1986-2006
Genres: Country


Ricky Van Shelton (born January 12, 1952 in Danville, Virginia) is an American country music artist. Active since 1986, he has charted more than twenty singles on the ''Billboard'' Hot Country Songs charts. This figure includes ten Number One 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" (a cover of the Ned Miller hit), "Living Proof", "I've Cried My Last Tear for You", "Rockin' Years" (a duet with Dolly Parton), "I Am a Simple Man", and "Keep It Between the Lines". Besides these, seven more of his singles have landed in the Top Ten on the same chart. He has also released nine studio albums, of which his first four have all been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.