【姓 名】： Ricky Van Shelton
【出 生 地】：Origin Danville, Virginia, USA
【出生日期】：January 12, 1952
Ricky Van Shelton,1952年出生于美国的维京尼亚，是美国著名的乡村音乐歌唱家和作词作曲家 (现已经退休)。
他在1996到2006年之间，一共有20多首歌在 the Billboard 上榜，其中有10首歌名列榜首，包括：
"Somebody Lied", "Life Turned Her That Way", 'Don't We All Have the Right",
"I'll Leave This World Loving You", "From a Jack to a King" (a cover of the Ned Miller hit),
"Living Proof", "I've Cried My Last Tear for You", "Rockin' Years" (a duet with Dolly Parton),
"I Am a Simple Man", and "Keep It Between the Lines"。
Academy of Country Music（美国乡村音乐学院奖 ）
1987 Top New Male Vocalist
Country Music Association （美国乡村音乐协会奖 ）
1988 Horizon Award
1989 Male Vocalist of the Year
这次发布的是他的一张专辑 "Blue Christmas".
He was born at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia to Jenks and Eloise Shelton in 1952, but was raised in Grit, Virginia and went to High school in Gretna, Virginia. Shelton's father sang Gospel music while he was still a child, and from this Shelton also sang Gospel, but he also liked Pop music. He was soon in church, singing Gospel music. When he was a teenager, however, Shelton discovered Country music. He soon started singing in his brother's band, singing Country music, and performed at any local gathering he could. After he graduated high school, Shelton started performing in area clubs and also worked a series of jobs. In 1984, Bettye Witt, his girlfriend at the time (and, since August 4, 1986, wife) found a job in Nashville, Tennessee (the Country music capital), and Shelton went along with her.
In Nashville, Shelton tried to land a deal with a recording contract, and worked in area nightclubs. In 1986, Jerry Thompson, a newspaper columnist, heard one of Shelton's demos, and arranged an audition with Columbia Records. Soon thereafter, Shelton was offered a recording contract with CBS, with Jerry Thompson serving as his manager. In that same year, he recorded his first album, Wild-Eyed Dream. The title track was released as a single, and reached #24 on the Country charts.
01. Blue Christmas
02. Silver Bells
03. Winter Wonderland
04. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
05. Country Christmas
06. Jingle Bell Rock
07. Silent Night
08. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
09. O Come All Ye Faithful
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas