Ricky Van Shelton At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Born in 1952 in Danville, Virginia, country artist Ricky Van Shelton grew up singing gospel music, inspired by his father’s actions in the same genre. He also enjoyed pop music, however, and, later, country. He began singing in his brother’s country band at any local gathering he could get. After graduating from high school, he moved to Nashville, where he landed a job as a recording artist with CBS. Since then, he has released a string of successful singles, and, in 1988, was invited to join the ranks of the Grand Ole Opry.