Loving Proof

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Loving Proof
Studio album by Ricky Van Shelton
Released September 20, 1988
Recorded January - August 1988[1]
Genre Country
Length 28:22
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton chronology
Wild-Eyed Dream
Loving Proof
Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Loving Proof is the second album of Country Music artist Ricky Van Shelton. The Singles, "I'll Leave This World Loving You", "From a Jack to a King", and "Living Proof" all reached number one on the charts."Hole In My Pocket" reached number 4. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on December 20, 1989.[1]

"From a Jack to a King" is a cover of Ned Miller's crossover hit from 1962. "He's Got You" was first performed by Patsy Cline as the opening track on her 1963 album, Sentimentally Yours.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Swimming Upstream" (Bucky Jones, Gary Nicholson) - 3:01
  2. "I'll Leave This World Loving You" (Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery) - 3:06
  3. "From a Jack to a King" (Ned Miller) - 2:21
  4. "Let Me Live With Love (And Die with You)" (Skip Ewing, Red Lane) - 2:58
  5. "Living Proof" (Steve Clark, Johnny MacRae) - 3:22
  6. "Hole in My Pocket" (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant) - 2:32
  7. "The Picture" (Ricky Van Shelton, Troy Seals, Steve Buckingham) - 2:57
  8. "Somebody's Back in Town" (Doyle Wilburn, Teddy Wilburn, Don Helms) - 2:34
  9. "Don't Send Me No Angels" (Kemp) - 3:02
  10. "He's Got You" (Hank Cochran) - 3:16


As listed in liner notes.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 78
Canadian RPM Country Albums 1
Preceded by
Greatest Hits
by The Judds
Top Country Albums number-one album
November 5, 1988 - January 7, 1989
Succeeded by
Old 8x10
by Randy Travis
Preceded by
Old 8x10
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 4, 1989
Succeeded by
Southern Star
by Alabama
Preceded by
Old 8×10
by Randy Travis
RPM Country Albums number-one album
June 12, 1989
Succeeded by
River of Time
by The Judds
Preceded by
Always & Forever
by Randy Travis
Top Country Albums number-one album of the year
Succeeded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black


  1. ^ a b Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Loving Proof (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1988. 44221.