Ricky Van Shelton

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by Ricky Van Shelton

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12 January 1952, Danville, near Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Shelton was raised in a church-going family and he learned to love gospel music. His brother worked as a musician and through travelling with him, he also acquired a taste for country music. He worked as a pipe fitter but his fiancée Bettye realized his singing potential, and in 1984, suggested that they went to Nashville where she had secured a personnel job. In 1986, he impressed producer Steve Buckingham during a club... Read more

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