Ricky Van Shelton


Is Ricky Van Shelton Dead or Still Alive? Ricky Van Shelton Birthday and Age

Ricky Van Shelton

How Old Is Ricky Van Shelton? Ricky Van Shelton Birthday

Ricky Van Shelton was born on January 12, 1952 and is 72 years old now.

Birthday: January 12, 1952
How Old - Age: 72

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Is Ricky Van Shelton's father, Jenks Shelton, dead or alive?

Jenks Shelton's information is not available now.

Is Ricky Van Shelton's mother, Eloise Shelton, dead or alive?

Eloise Shelton's information is not available now.

Ricky Van Shelton's sisters :

Ricky has 2 sisters:
  • Judy Shelton Underwood
  • Cacky Shelton Guill

Ricky Van Shelton's brothers :

Ricky has 2 brothers:
  • Ronnie Shelton
  • Don Shelton

Ricky Van Shelton - Biography

Ricky Van Shelton is a retired American country music artist. Active between 1986 and 2006, 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", "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.

He was born at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia, to Jenks and Eloise Shelton in 1952, but was raised in Grit, Virginia and went to High school in Gretna, Virginia. Although "Van" is a common portion of surnames derived from people of Dutch origin, "Van" in this case is Ricky's middle name. He is of no known relation to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.
Shelton's father sang gospel music while he was still a child, and from this Shelton also sang Gospel, but he also liked Pop music. He was soon in church, singing Gospel music. When he was a teenager, however, Shelton discovered country music. He soon started singing in his brother's band, singing Country music, and performed at any local gathering he could.