Hear the music of the great country music star Ricky Van Shelton at 11 am this morning on the Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight.  It’s a regular segment of the Country Classic Show.  The show begins at 9 am on 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online or download our 98.1 mobile app.

Van Shelton was one of country music’s biggest stars in the late 1980s. Born January 12, 1952 in Danville, Virginia, he is not related to fellow country singer Blake Shelton.  In 1986 Shelton signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  By 1987 he was red hot in the country music world.  The number one hits began in 1987 with a beautiful ballad called “Life Turned her that Way,” “Crime of Passion,” “Somebody Lied” and “From a Jack to King” in 1989.  He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1988.  He won CMA awards in 1988 Horizon Award and 1989 Male Vocalist of the Year.  By 1992, Shelton’s success on the country chart started to dwindle, just like many others in the industry because of massive changes in country music.  Shelton is now 65 years old, in 2006 he retired from touring.  Here on the 98.1 Classic Show we still play those great Shelton classics.

In 1986, Shelton signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  By 1987 he was red hot in the country music world.  The number one hits began in 1987 with a beautiful ballad called “Life Turned her that Way,” “Crime of Passion,” “Somebody Lied” and “From a Jack to King” in 1989.  He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1988.  He won CMA awards in 1988 Horizon Award and 1989 Male Vocalist of the Year.  By 1992, Shelton’s success on the country chart started to dwindle, just like many others in the industry because of massive changes in country music.  Shelton is now 65 years old, in 2006 he retired from touring.  Here on the 98.1 Classic Show we still play those great Shelton classics.

He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1988. He won CMA awards in 1988 Horizon Award and 1989 Male Vocalist of the Year.  By 1992, Shelton’s success on the country chart started to dwindle, just like many others in the industry because of massive changes in country music.  Shelton is now 65 years old, in 2006 he retired from touring.  Here on the 98.1 Classic Show we still play those great Shelton classics.

By 1992, Shelton’s success on the country chart started to dwindle, just like many others in the industry because of massive changes in country music. Shelton is now 65 years old. In 2006, he retired from touring.

Here on the 98.1 Classic Show, we still play those great Shelton classics.

 

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