Ricky Van Shelton is an amazing and well-recognized music artist who has his origins from the United States and has been active from the year 1986 to 2006. He is a skilled guitarist, vocalist, and lyricist. Many of his tunes have received great appreciation and have also been made to Top Billboard Hot Country Song Charts.
This popular vocalist was born on the 12th of January in 1952. He was born and brought up in Danville, Virginia, and Grit, Virginia. His mother and father’s names are Jenks Shelton and Eloise Shelton. He is the youngest among his five siblings, including two older brothers and two sisters.
His father used to sing gospel music which inspired him while he was a child. He then went on singing in church. However, he was also interested in pop music and has discovered country music. He then went on singing in his brother’s band.
Being born on 12 January 1952, Ricky Van Shelton is 70 years old as of today’s date 21st April 2022. His height is 1.65 m tall, and weight is 70 Kg.
He is an outstanding performer who has ruled millions of hearts with his music. In the year 1987, he received Academy of Country Music in the category of Top New Male Vocalist. In 1988, he won the Country Music Association Award in the category of New Artist of the year. In 1989, he received the Country Music Association Award in the category of the Male Vocalist of the Year.
As of April 2022, he has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. He had earned the majority of his wealth while being associated with music before he announced his retirement in 2006 to spend time with his family. He has given several hits over the years, and much of his music has also been featured in TV series. He also earns money by selling a series of children’s books.
This American country music artist started singing in his teens and continued for many decades. He has achieved huge success with his albums and singles, and many of his vocals were made to the Billboard list. He preceded over the decades and tapered off the country charts.
In one of his interviews, he accepted that he suffered from alcoholism. In 1980, he achieved multiple awards, including- Male Vocalist of the Year, Horizon award, etc. He finally announced his retirement to spend time with his close ones from tourism in 2006.