Ricky Van Shelton

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Ricky Van Shelton

Ricky Van Shelton

Ricky Van Shelton – Biography

Ricky Van Shelton was born in Danville, VA on January 12, 1952. He started performing in local Virginia clubs before moving to Nashville in 1984. He married Bettye Witt in 1986, retiring in 2006 to spend more time with his family.

What is the Net Worth of Ricky Shelton? Salary, Earnings

Ricky Van Shelton estimated Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, lifestyle & many more details have been updated below. Let’s check, How Rich is Ricky Shelton in 2021-2022?

Ricky Van Shelton’s Net Worth:
$1-5 Million

Estimated Net Worth in 2022$1-5 Million
Previous Year’s Net Worth (2021)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review.
Income SourcePrimary Income source Country Singer (profession).
Net Worth Verification StatusNot Verified

Where was Ricky Van Sheltonborn? Ethnicity, Nationality, Family

On January 12, 1952, this well-known singer was born. He was raised in Grit, Virginia, but was born in Danville, Virginia. His parents’ names are Jenks Shelton and Eloise Shelton. He is the youngest of five children, including two older brothers, two sisters, and him.

Ricky was affected as a child by the gospel music that his father used to sing. He resumed singing in church after that. However, he had found country music and was interested in mainstream music. After that, he kept singing in his brother’s band.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name:Ricky Van Shelton
Real Name/Full Name:Ricky Van Shelton
Gender:Male
Age:70 years old
Birth Date:12 January 1952
Birth Place:Danville, Virginia, United States
Nationality:American
Height:1.65 m
Weight:70 Kg
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse (Name):Bettye Witt (m. 1986)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):No
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):N/A
Is Ricky Van Shelton Gay?:No
Profession:Music Artist
Salary:N/A
Net Worth in 2022:$1 Million

Is Ricky Van Shelton Married? Relationship

He started dating Bettye Witt in 1979, and they got married in 1986. He had serious alcoholism, which led to his suicide in 1992.

Ricky Van Shelton – Professional Career

He performed country music and was active from 1986 through 2006. He has nine studio albums to his name, more than 20 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, seven songs in the top ten, and more.

Of his nine albums, four have received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. After completing his schooling, he started playing in local clubs. In 1986, after hearing his demo, newspaper columnist Jerry Thompson urged him to try out for Columbia Records.

Later, CBS made him an offer for a recording deal, and Jerry Thompson was his manager. He eventually started working on his debut album, Wild-Eyed Dream. The album’s title tune was made available as a single and reached its highest position on the Country Charts at number 24.

The album achieved great popularity. When his subsequent album, Crime of Passion, was made available, it assisted him in scoring a major hit on the Country Charts, where it peaked at number ten.

He had greater success with the song Somebody Lied, which peaked at number one on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in the final month of 1987.

In 1987, this album debuted at the top of the Top Country Album Chart. Over the years, he persisted in working hard in the music business to advance his career. Finally, he established RVS Records, his own record company, in 1997. He announced his retirement in May 2000 in order to spend more time with his loved ones.

Achievements and Honors

Millions of people love his songs, and he is a terrific performer. He received the Top New Male Vocalist Academy of Country Music Award in 1987. In 1988, he received the Country Music Association’s New Artist of the Year Award. He won Male Vocalist of the Year honors from the Country Music Association in 1989.

Age, Height & Body Measurements

Ricky Van Shelton who was born on January 12th, 1952 will turn 70 years old. He stands 1.65 m tall and weighs 70 kg.

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