Country Music

His voice is like medicine for a heartache it soothes all the little hurts away (Nov. 19th 1988, Ricky Van Shelton)

Ricky Van Shelton’s single “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” was released on August 14, 1988, and became a significant hit for him. This song was part of his album “Loving Proof,” which was recorded between January and August 1988 and released on September 20, 1988.

The album “Loving Proof” marked a successful phase in Shelton’s career, with “I’ll Leave This World Loving You” being one of the three No. 1 hits from this album, alongside “From a Jack to a King” and “Living Proof.” These songs contributed to the album’s status as a No. 1 Billboard Country album​​​​.

“I’ll Leave This World Loving You” was particularly notable for Shelton as it was his first multi-week Number One hit and his fourth consecutive Number One single, signifying a peak in his career, especially during the era of Neo-Traditionalism in country music.

The song’s popularity and Shelton’s success during this period are reflected in various awards and recognitions, including winning the Single of the Year and Video of the Year for this song at the Music City News Country Awards​​​​.,

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