Personalities | Ricky Van Shelton | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists
(Vocals, b. 1952)
Virginia-born Shelton earned a dozen chart-topping hits from 1987 via his blending of country, rock’n’roll and gospel strains, often covering well-chosen older material, like his second No. 1, ‘Life Turned Her That Way’. He won CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year in 1989. During the early 1990s he combined writing children’s books, recording a gospel album and making such hit singles as his 1991 duet with Dolly Parton, ‘Rockin’ Years’.
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