Ricky Van Shelton – 4 Classic Albums On 2 CDs

/, Autumn 2019, Ricky Van Shelton/Ricky Van Shelton – 4 Classic Albums On 2 CDs

Ricky Van Shelton – 4 Classic Albums On 2 CDs

£15.00

Ricky Van Shelton – 4 Classic Albums On 2CDs

DISC ONE

A BRIDGE I DIDN’T BURN

IF THEY TURN OFF OUR LIGHTS
A BRIDGE I DIDN’T BURN
MY FIRST REACTION
WHERE WAS I
A COUPLE OF GOOD YEARS LEFT
I KNOW THE WAY BY BROKEN HEART
TALKING TO GOD
HEARTACHE BIG AS TEXAS
IF IT WEREN’T FOR ME
LINDA LU
ROSES AFTER THE RAIN

LOVE AND HONOR

WHEREVER SHE IS
COMPLICATED
LOLA’S LOVE
I THOUGHT I’D HEARD IT ALL
THEN FOR THEM
BABY, TAKE A PICTURE
LOVE WITHOUT YOU
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
LOVE AND HONOR
WHERE THE TALL GRASS GROWS
THANKS A LOT
WHERE WAS I

DISC TWO

DON’T OVERLOOK SALVATION

DON’T OVERLOOK SALVATION
TO MY MANSION IN THE SKY
FAMILY BIBLE
HOLY (I BOWED ON MY KNEES AND CRIED HOLY)
SUPPER TIME
I SHALL NOT BE MOVED
MANSION OVER THE HILLTOP
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
I WOULDN’T TAKE NOTHIN’ FOR MY JOURNEY
I SAW A MAN
JUST AS I AM / HE SMILED AS HE RAN OUT TO PLAY

SINGS CHRISTMAS

I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
WHITE CHRISTMAS
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
SILVER BELLS
SILENT NIGHT
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
PLEASE COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
PRETTY PAPER
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
CHRISTMAS LONG AGO
WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

Description

• Ricky Van Shelton was an artist who brought faith to those country fans who might have thought that Nashville had lost the plot after the advent of the early 1980s’ Urban Cowboy movement. In the course of ten years, and two dozen chart successes, he was one of country music’s biggest stars.

• Born in Danville, Virginia, on January 12th 1952 he secured the Country Music Association’s Horizon Award (recognition of a new artist) in 1988 and quickly moved to the top of the ladder the following year by securing the Male Artist of the Year accolade.

• Although Ricky Van Shelton was keen to make country music a full time career, it wasn’t until he accompanied his girlfriend (later his wife) Bettye Witt to take up a job in Nashville in 1984 that his ambitions became reality. Building a reputation by working the town’s nightspots and handing out home-made demo recordings to anyone who would listen, he crossed paths with The Tennessean columnist Jerry Thompson who arranged an audition with Columbia Records. He subsequently signed to Columbia Records in 1985.

• This collection comprises four original albums on 2 CDs that represent the diversity of the singer’s recordings, with the first two being his final country albums to be released by Columbia.

• “A Bridge I Didn’t Burn” (1993) rose to #17 in the album charts and featured two singles – ‘Where Was I’ and ‘A Couple Of Good Years Left’. Two singles are also featured on “Love and Honor” (1994) – ‘Wherever She Is’ and ‘Lola’s Love’.

• On the set’s second disc, two albums move away from mainstream country. Ricky Van Shelton “Sings Christmas” (1989) presented his rendition of seasonal songs (almost an obligatory themed album for all country music performers) which reached #32 in the charts. Three years later “Don’t Overlook Salvation” recalled the gospel music of his childhood days and secured a placing in Billboard’s Christian album charts. It was recorded in the wake of a personal religious conversion.

• Ricky Van Shelton announced his retirement from touring in 2006 to spend more time with his family as well as continuing to write a series of best-selling children’s books. Created some ten years earlier and published through his own company (RVS Books) he displayed further artistic talent by complementing the stories with drawings.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Ricky Van Shelton – 4 Classic Albums On 2 CDs”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like…