Wild-Eyed Dream

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Wild-Eyed Dream
Wild-Eyed Dream album cover by Ricky Van Shelton.jpg
Studio album by Ricky Van Shelton
Released May 26, 1987
October 25, 1990 (re-released)
Recorded July - October 1986[1]
Genre Country
Length 29:04
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton chronology
Wild-Eyed Dream
Loving Proof
(1988)Loving Proof1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Wild-Eyed Dream is the title of the debut album by country music artist Ricky Van Shelton. The first singles released from the album from 1986 to 1988 were "Wild-Eyed Dream" and "Crime of Passion", which charted at #24 and #7, respectively. The last three singles, "Somebody Lied", "Life Turned Her That Way", and "Don't We All Have The Right" all reached #1. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 24, 1989.[1]

"Working Man's Blues" is a cover of the Merle Haggard song, while "Crazy over You" was also released by the duo Foster & Lloyd as their debut single. "Life Turned Her That Way" was previously a #11 single in 1967 for Mel Tillis, and "I Don't Care" a #1 single for Buck Owens in 1964. Conway Twitty also recorded "Somebody Lied" for his 1985 album Don't Call Him a Cowboy. "Don't We All Have the Right" was originally recorded by Roger Miller on his 1970 album Trip in the Country.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ultimately Fine" (Samuel Lianas, Kurt Neumann) - 3:07
  2. "Crime of Passion" (Walt Aldridge, Mac McAnally) - 3:23
  3. "Life Turned Her That Way" (Harlan Howard) - 3:22
  4. "I Don't Care" (Buck Owens) - 2:17
  5. "Don't We All Have the Right" (Roger Miller) - 2:36
  6. "Wild-Eyed Dream" (Alan Rhody) - 2:49
  7. "Baby, I'm Ready" (Floyd Wilson) - 2:22
  8. "Somebody Lied" (Joe Chambers, Larry Jenkins) - 3:21
  9. "Crazy Over You" (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd) - 3:21
  10. "Workin' Man's Blues" (Merle Haggard) - 2:43


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 76


  1. ^ a b Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
Preceded by
80's Ladies
by K.T. Oslin
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 5, 1987
Succeeded by
80's Ladies
by K.T. Oslin
Preceded by
80's Ladies
by K.T. Oslin
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 16, 1987
Succeeded by
If You Ain't Lovin', You Ain't Livin'
by George Strait