Living Proof (song)

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This article is about the Ricky Van Shelton song. For other songs with the same title, see Living Proof (disambiguation).
"Living Proof"
Single by Ricky Van Shelton
from the album Loving Proof
B-side "Somebody's Back in Town"
Released July 1989
Format 7" single
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Columbia Nashville
Writer(s) Steve Clark and Johnny MacRae
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton singles chronology
"Hole in My Pocket"
"Living Proof"
"Statue of a Fool"

"Living Proof" is a song written by Johnny MacRae and Steve Clark, and recorded by American country music singer Ricky Van Shelton. The song — a ballad paying tribute to long-standing love — was released in July 1989 as the fourth single from the album Loving Proof. It became Shelton's sixth No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that October.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 12
Preceded by
"Killin' Time"
by Clint Black
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

October 21, 1989
Succeeded by
"High Cotton"
by Alabama
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

October 23, 1989


  1. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ricky Van Shelton Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Ricky Van Shelton.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

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