West did reunite with David Frizzell for a few shows in the late 1980s. In 1990, Shelly toured with her mother, Dottie West; together, they were popular on the road. The following year, Shelly's mother was involved in a major car accident (in late August). Dottie West eventually died on September 4, 1991, from the accident. To honor her mother, West was a technical adviser for a television biopic about her mother's life, Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story, produced by and starring actress Michele Lee.
Since then West left the music business, preferring to raise her young family. In 2005, CMT honored Shelly and her duet partner, David Frizzell, when they were voted No. 6 on their 100 Greatest Duets Special. Although they did not perform any songs, Shelly West and David Frizzell appeared on the CMT special in June 2005, and West was interviewed on CMT.
Shelly West has been seen on numerous episodes of "Country Family Reunion" on RFD-TV.
Shelly re-united with David Frizzell for 2 shows [3pm & 8pm] on 10-13-2012 at the God & Country Theater in Branson, MO.
Shelly & David will once again perform together on 11-02-13 at the Americana Theater in Branson, MO.