Ricky Van Shelton
Ricky Van Shelton
Celebrated Name: Ricky Van Shelton
Real Name/Full Name: Ricky Van Shelton
Gender: Male
Age: 72 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 2024: $1 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

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.

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Early Life & Biography

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.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 12 January 1952, Ricky Van Shelton is 72 years old as of today’s date 15th June 2024. His height is 1.65 m tall, and weight is 70 Kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

He dated Bettye Witt in 1979 and married her in 1986. In 1992, he suffered from extreme alcoholism, which forced him to take the step of suicide.


He is a country music artist and was active from 1986 to 2006. In total, he has more than 20 tracks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, seven tracks were ranked under top 10 on the same chart, and he has released a total of nine studio albums. His four albums out of nine have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

After completing his graduation, he started performing in the clubs around his area. In 1986, Jerry Thompson, a newspaper columnist at that time, heard his demo and allowed him to audition with Columbia Records.

Later, he was offered a recording contract by CBS while Jerry Thompson worked as his manager. After some time, he worked for his first-ever album titled Wild-Eyed Dream. The title track of this album was released as a single song, and this track achieved number 24 position on the Country Charts. The album received great success.

He released his next album under the title Crime of Passion, and this album helped him achieve a big hit on the Country Charts, where it was ranked in the Top 10.

The track Somebody Lied became a bigger success for him, and in the last month of 1987, the song was organized on the number one position on the Hot Country Singles and Tracks Chart. This album was ranked on the number one position on the Top Country Album Chart in 1987.

He continued to work hard in the music industry to make his journey more successful over the decades. Finally, he established his label under the title RVS records in the year 1997. In May 2000, he finally announced his retirement to spend some more quality time with his family and friends.

Awards & Achievements

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.

Net Worth & Salary of Ricky Van Shelton in 2024

Ricky Van Shelton Net Worth
Ricky Van Shelton Net Worth

As of June 2024, 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.


  1. Ricky, you are an amazing artist. I saw you at your theater in Gatlinburg, TN many years ago. You called my granddaughter, along with other children, up on the stage. It was so very exciting for her. Would love to see you return to the entertainment world. We sooo need exceptional country singers like you.

  2. Love your work Ricky. I listen to your music every day. Enjoy your retirement, you have brought so much enjoyment to so many, worldwide. You deserve it.


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