RVS III

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RVS III
RVS III (Ricky Van Shelton album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Ricky Van Shelton
Released January 16, 1990
Recorded Mid 1989
Genre Country
Length 34:22
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton chronology
Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas
(1989)Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas1989
RVS III
(1990)
Backroads
(1991)Backroads1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

RVS III is the third album by country music artist by Ricky Van Shelton. The singles released from the album were "Statue of a Fool" (#2), "I've Cried My Last Tear for You"(#1), "I Meant Every Word He Said" (#2), and "Life's Little Ups and Downs" (#4). The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on April 8, 1991.[2]

The album includes several covers. "Oh, Pretty Woman" is a cover of Roy Orbison's famous song. "Sweet Memories" was recorded by Willie Nelson in 1979 for his album of the same name. "Statue of a Fool" was a #1 hit for Jack Greene in 1969 and a #10 in 1974 for Brian Collins, and "Life's Little Ups and Downs" was a #41 for Charlie Rich in 1969.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Cried My Last Tear for You" (Tony King, Chris Waters) - 2:29
  2. "Statue of a Fool" (Jan Crutchfield) - 3:04
  3. "You Would Do the Same for Me" (Rory Bourke, Mike Reid) - 3:01
  4. "Life's Little Ups and Downs" (Margaret Ann Rich) - 3:37
  5. "I'm Starting Over" (Kix Brooks, John Wesley Ryles, Mark Sherrill) - 3:27
  6. "Love Is Burnin'" (Donny Kees, Frank J. Myers) - 2:55
  7. "Not That I Care" (Cindy Walker) - 2:43
  8. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (William Dees, Roy Orbison) - 2:51
  9. "I Meant Every Word He Said" (Joe Chambers, Bucky Jones, Curly Putman) - 3:00
  10. "I Still Love You" (Ricky Van Shelton) - 4:08
  11. "Sweet Memories" (Mickey Newbury) - 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 53

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753. 
Preceded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 3 - May 5, 1990
Succeeded by
Killin' Time
by Clint Black