** Ricky has retired from touring **
Effective May 1, 2006
 

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October 10, 2006
03:13 PM


havelock jamboree
bob
realy enjoyed your music. seen you twice,if you ever tour again come up and   visit us and bring your wife and family.bring your fishing poles, Submit
August 23, 2006
01:33 AM


prettyricky looked so sexy up there on that stage.
desavonna
i am a big fan of prettyricky and i love all of their songs that they sing. i aiso love the men in that group speacilly speatacular with his sexy self., Submit
August 17, 2006
02:36 AM


Diana Brown
Dear Ricky,  I have been a fan of yours since I first saw you perform at Austin City Limits I believe in 1990.  We have traveled to many of your concerts and seen you at FanFair about 5 times.  I am so thankful that we traveled to Jasper, Texas and Huntsville, Texas this last year to hear you live.  We will miss seeing you in concert but I will continue to play your CD's.  I wish you and Bettye the very best in the future and hope all is well with you.  Family is really the most important thing in our lives and I am glad to hear that is where your priorities are.  Take Care and God bless. , Submit
August 09, 2006
10:41 PM


Salina, Kansas
Linda Nelson
Ricky--We just learned of your decision to quit the concerts. My heart is just broken!  You are the only singer that we would travel many, many miles to hear your wonderful lovely voice!  My best friend and even my 82 yr old mother would drive to the ends of the earth to see your concerts and listen to those fantastic songs!  We've been to Dodge City, Wichita (twice), near Topeka, Hutchinson State Fair, and Gove, Okla.  We kept hoping you would someday come to Salina.  You are the best, and we are really going to miss you!  We love you!  But, we can certainly understand your decision.  If you ever decide to come back to doing concerts again, we'll be waiting for you with open arms!  Both Linda's and "Mom", Submit
July 09, 2006
07:04 PM


Hiawassa Georgia
Marsha and George Smith
We have gone to every concert in Hiawassa and when you played Lanier Land in Georgia years ago.  You are the absolute best and we play your tapes every time we travel.  I wish you good luck in all your future endeavors, Submit
July 06, 2006
08:39 AM


Paragon Casino, Marksville, LA
Gloria P
I took my 22 year old son with me to see Ricky back in October, 2005.  I had always hoped he would perform again in Louisiana so I could see him live one more time.  My son thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the performance as much as I did.  Ricky still sounded as good as he did 15 years ago.  My son now listens to my Ricky CDs.  The song that really hooked me on Ricky was "Life Turned Her That Way" the first time I heard it on the radio.  I am sorry to hear that he won't be touring anymore, but I hope and pray for the best for him and his family.  A fan always, Gloria , Submit
June 30, 2006
04:25 PM


pittsburgh, pa
Paul K.
My wife and I have been long-time fans. Would love to see you again in concert some time. Would also love to hear a new album enjoying the type of great music we have always known you to do. Best of luck to you and your family in whatever you do. , Submit
May 17, 2006
10:45 AM



Dawn Sauro
Dear Ricky ... I have never heard you in concert but I love the music that you have blessed us with.  I am 32 yrs old and have been listening to your music since I was a little girl.  I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful music that you have made.  And I look forward to anything new that you will be sharing with us.  God bless you for all that you have done and good luck with the new path that you and your wife have decided to take.  There is nothing more important in life than your family and your hearts are in the right place.  GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. Love, Dawn, Submit
May 15, 2006
11:40 AM


HSBC Arena-Buffalo NY
Barb Shefrin
Anyone know if Ricky is planning on another tour and if so where and when?, Submit
May 15, 2006
01:10 AM


Nashville/Tennessee
Yvonne Marsh
My husband and I are from New Zealand and he is a New Zealand Country Entertainer of 18 years.  We have just read and totally understand you Ricky, wanting to take a break from the touring!  I saw you in Nashville a few years ago and our New Zealand group spoke with you and took photos.   They are treasured memories of an amazing talent and we would like to thank you from New Zealand for all the years of incredible music which we have thoroughly enjoyed.   You have been our Number One for as many years as we have listened to your music.  My husband has even recorded many of the songs you have on your albums!  We will look forward to any product you choose to produce and once again - thank you for sharing your wonderful talent around the world - we are sorry you never made it to New Zealand!   Arohanui from Dennis & Yvonne Marsh   , Submit
May 11, 2006
04:03 AM



Ted Hewitt
I always enjoyed your music from when I first heard it back in the 70's or 80's. I never had the pleasure of attending one of your concerts. Wish I had. It sounds to me like you have your priorities in the right place. I hope you can build on your family ties now & create many happy memories with them. May God bless you & your family in this new direction in your life., Submit
May 09, 2006
07:36 PM



helen  5 9 06
we love your voice.  you have a god given gift.  we haven't seen you on tv of late and are hoping you are still recording.  our favorite is the real country music using petal steel guitar and quieting down the drums.  we would love to hear you again singing your old as well as your new.   we need to have you and your down home ways.  it is refreshing.  hope you can come to massachusetts some time., Submit
May 09, 2006
09:27 AM



helen
you have a beautiful god given voice.  we need to hear it more often, of course, singing the older sounds of country music using steel guitars.  miss seeing you on tv.  i hope you don't quit. looking forward to hearing some of your songs soon.  new as well as old., Submit
May 09, 2006
09:07 AM


Pigeon Forge Tenn.
Bobby and Elaine Nichols
Ricky you have always been our favorite singer.It has always been a pleasure listning to you sing.Please dont ever quit.Looking forward to seeing you again in Pigeon Forge this year., Submit
May 09, 2006
02:07 AM



Cody
If it is true that Ricky is quiting ...I think he owes it to the fans that have stuck through thick and thin with him for so many years to tell them personally not through the gossip on this already tainted/spammed web site. Ricky is young, vivacious and should be out there cruisin the country, singing those songs, greeting the old fans and making new ones.  He has a one of a kind voice that rocks, but no matter what, the fans can make or break him and he should see that ignoring them and not remembering who they are is not a good deal for him.  Where is that long promised new CD, where are the concerts - it's not Ricky for crying out loud get a clue - it's how he's promoted and how HE treats his fans that perhaps his bookings are less and less., Submit
May 02, 2006
12:06 AM



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April 30, 2006
07:50 PM


Royal River Casino, Flandreau,SD
Gail
We just got home from the most fun concert that I have been to in years!  Thanks to all of you for the great entertainment!, Submit
April 29, 2006
11:37 PM


Royal River Casino, Flandreau,SD

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April 29, 2006
11:36 PM


Laughlin, NV
Pat Mitchell
I was so thrilled to learn that you were performing when I was in Laughlin.  I immediately made reservations and have never enjoyed a show so much.  Not only is your voice outstanding but I loved your humor and "humaness".  You added so much to the show by sharing yourself with us.  I loved the story about how you got into country music.  I loved you in the 80's and I love you still.  Now I'm keeping my eye on your schedule to see when I can attend another of your concerts., Submit
April 24, 2006
04:03 PM


Don Laughlin's  Laughlin, Nevada
Betty F.
Thank you Ricky for 6 wonderful shows.  I loved hearing you sing Young Love and 16 Tons.  And Unchained Melody was so good. I never get tired of hearing Somebody Lied and Statue Of A Fool. Even though you had a cold you were still fabulous.  And the guys in the band were great.  You have the best band in country music., Submit
April 18, 2006
07:43 PM


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mariah brooks
you guys can sing and you are my favorite group., Submit
April 04, 2006
12:41 AM


Suncoast Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Lucie
Ricky and his band put on a terrific show. He sounds as good in person as he does on his CD's. It's good to see Ricky again. And what a multi-talented band he has !! , Submit
April 03, 2006
10:28 AM


Riverside Casino, Laughlin, NV
Kathy Stevenson
I have loved Ricky since I first heard him in the 80's. I think he has one of the best voices in Country music. Ricky and George Straight are my favorites. They are true country. The show was great. Ricky was down to earth and entertained us with not only beautiful singing but great comments. He made us feel like he knew us all. I wish I could have got him to autograph the cd's I bought., Submit
March 24, 2006
12:43 AM


Lakeside Osecola, Iowa
Patty Robertson
Ricky is still the greatest singer around and faulous band. A very down to common people level and very classy entertainer. Please come back to Iowa real soon, its been a long long time since I heard such great music wow what a voice. , Submit
March 19, 2006
12:47 AM


Venue: Harrah's.........Maricopa, AZ.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Ricky put on 4 great shows, he did alot of old songs, Walking the Floor over you, Behind closed doors, Tenn. Waltz, It's only make believe, There goes my everything and many more. Thanks to Tommy for doing "When a Man loves a Woman" twice......wow!!!!  We had a great time!!!!! :) Varnea From Arkansas,
Date: February 01, 2006
Time: 04:23 PM


Venue: Harrah's Ak-Chin Casino, Maricopa, AZ
Name: Judy Oeltjenbruns
Comments: We attended all 4 shows at the casino last weekend and Ricky Van Shelton was absolutely fabulous!  On Friday evening he stated that he had been sick and had a sore throat.  This did not stop him from giving a first class show!  We came back for the two shows on Saturday evening and Ricky put on a performance that was oustanding.  You could certainly tell he was feeling better!  His smile was back and he was dancing around the stage to the movement of the music.  The audience was captured with his wonderful showmanship.  We love his music and think he is the best in the country music industry.  I just wish our country stations would play his music.  I can hardly wait until he comes back to the Arizona area so we can go see him again!  I was scheduled to have surgery on January 27, but rescheduled it so I could go see Ricky for the two shows on Friday night and the two shows on Saturday night.  Ricky, you are an awesome entertainer!  Your voice is one of the best!,
Date: January 31, 2006
Time: 10:27 AM


Venue: Wyandotte County Fair, Wyandotte, KS (KC area)
Name: Wanda Dickey
Comments: I dreamed of the day I met you at the fair, we had our pictures taken together and with Bettye. She is a very gracious lady. We share the same last name (Shelton). I lost the roll of film that our pictures were on so I have only the memories of that day in my heart. Plase keep singing. I have worn out two tapes of "The Picture" and "Simple Man"!!!! email is Broknd1@Yahoo.com, Submit
Date: January 08, 2006
Time: 10:04 AM


Venue: nashville indiana
Name: don
Comments: i must admit that when i found out that we got tickets to your show that i wasnt all that thrilled.my wife thinks that you are the greatest.since i love my wife i decided to make the best of it.i enjoyed your songs before but wasnt all that crazy about you.after seeing your show i must say that you sound as clear and perfect as you do on your cds.you have got a new true fan and made me see and HEAR what my wife has been talking about all this time.see you next year in the little N., Submit
Date: December 04, 2005
Time: 04:25 AM


Venue: little nashville
Name: cindy
Comments: thanks for a great concert.i hope you got my book.i will get in touch with you soon.love cindy from indy,, Submit
Date: December 04, 2005
Time: 04:07 AM


Venue: NASHVILLE IN
Name: TERRY
Comments: JUST SEEN YOUR SHOW SAT. .GREAT   EVERYONE IS GREAT  I GOT TO TALK TO TOMMY I STARTED TO PLAY STEEL. THAT WAS GOOD. PLEASE PLEASE RECORD THE OLD SONGS LIKE YOU DID.. WE NEED THE CLASSIC COUNTRY BACK IN COUNTRY MUSIC. AS WE SEE MARTINA MCBRIDE GREAT SUCCESS WITH HER NEW .OLD CLASSIS. YOU WOULD BE GREAT ON ANY SONGS. THANKS AND HAVE A NICE HOLIDAY. TERRY  , Submit
Date: November 23, 2005
Time: 11:09 AM


Venue: Nashville,In
Name: Jackie Cooper
Comments: Wow! What a Fabulous show Ricky and all the guys did last night. Ricky, I loved all of your past hits as usual. I especially want to Thank You for doing Hello Darling, Ring of Fire, Help Me Make It Through The Night, Blue Bayou, Crying In the Chapel, Sunday Morning Coming Down. I sure hope that you will record some of these because you do them great. Wonderful classic country. Thank you for doing O Holy Night--just beautiful. Your gospel and Christmas songs have always been some of my favorites. I would love to see you record another gospel album also. Also liked Jingle Bells in that old beat up Chevrolet---really funny. I enjoyed getting to talk to Monty and thanks for the picture. Earle, great talking to you as usual and Thank you for your help. Everyone on the RVS team is special and you all have a great talent. I hope that all of you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your time off the road. Thanks to all of you for all the precious memories that I have enjoyed by coming to your shows. Always Jackie, Submit
Date: November 20, 2005
Time: 11:20 PM


Venue: Nashville, IN
Name: Jeanne Beckler
Comments: Ricky, Thank you so very much for another GREAT show. You were as spectaculer as ever as well as all the guys! Monty, a special thank you for singing this time, as per my request, you did real good!!! You always do a great job on the keyboard...finally got to hear the voice...worth the wait. Just miss having time with Ricky Van except for seeing him on stage. Have a great Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday to Tommy!!! Thanks again! Jeanne, Submit
Date: November 20, 2005
Time: 02:15 PM


Venue: Shenanigans
Name: Betty Foret
Comments: Thank you Ricky for another great concert in Huntsville, Texas.  Keep on singing Ring of Fire it was wonderful.  Another great weekend full of memories.  See you in March 2006 in Laughling, Nevada., Submit
Date: November 17, 2005
Time: 08:26 AM


Venue: Huntsville, Tx
Name: Cathy Taylor, Quitman, Tx
Comments: I was great to see you in person and hear your amazing voice. I can hear it in the songs but to finely see you sing, I can see it comes from deep inside. You have been truely bless. Please!!! keep the older style of country music alive  for us.  Thanks again for making a 52 year old women saturday night very special.  , Submit
Date: November 15, 2005
Time: 01:05 PM


Venue: Huntsville, Tx
Name: Debbie Decker
Comments: You make me proud to love country music. Last year at the Theatre and this year at Shenanigan's were some of the best times I have ever had at a concert. I purchased the Gospel CD and I've heard "The Old Rugged Cross" thousands of times but I have never heard it sound better. I helped Glenda at the concert last year and had a blast meeting you and your team. I will make sure to rub her nose in it. It was awesome! I hope you will be coming back to Huntsville in the near future. Thanks!, Submit
Date: November 14, 2005
Time: 02:07 PM


Venue: Huntsville, Texas
Name: Diana Brown
Comments: My husband and I really enjoyed your concert.  The idea of recording an album of the older songs sounds great. We met three very nice and dedicated fans of yours from Houston and Beaumont and had the pleasure of "hanging out together at the concert".   We especially liked "Ring of Fire", but we just really like everything you sing.  We are planning on making the trip to Laughlin, Nevada to see you in March. Once again, thanks for a great concert., Submit
Date: November 13, 2005
Time: 11:28 PM


Venue: Huntsville, Texas
Name: Glendon Dawkins Toler
Comments: You have been blessed with the voice of an angel and you bless all of us who appreciate you and your talent. Enjoyed the Huntsville concert....was able to see you in Houston a few years back at the Arena theatre.  My wife and I hope to be able to travel to more of your concerts someday. I like the idea of a album of older, classic songs.  You will surely perform them better than the original artist.  Thanks for sharing......and God bless you and your family., Submit
Date: November 13, 2005
Time: 02:39 AM


Venue:
Name: joyce childress
Comments: Ricky, I live in North Carolina and we came to your concert years ago in Danville, Va. It has been many years ago. I remember it was a very cold day and we got there early and the gentleman at the door let us in and we sat there for an hour or so. You were standing down from us talking to your parents. Until this day I regret not talking to you when I had the chance. Sometimes I can be a little shy! If you have any sweat shirts I would very much like one in a 1X. My address here at work is: 1911 Hillandale Road, Suite 1020, Durham, NC  27705. Will you be singing in this area in the near future? Take care and hope to hear from you soon., Submit
Date: November 11, 2005
Time: 03:26 PM


Venue:
Name: Pretty Ricky
Comments: Pretty Ricky do you ever have girls run all aver you when you go to preform? This is your number one fan tha is 14,but like in your song age is nothing but a number Pleasure and Spectaculare, YALL ARE SO FINE, Submit
Date: November 07, 2005
Time: 06:03 PM


Venue: Laughlin
Name: Glenna
Comments: Ricky, thank you so much for the 6 wonderful shows in Laughlin.  Love the old and new songs.  I especially loved the way you enjoyed doing Ring of Fire.  Great music by great band and the best singer anywhere.  , Submit
Date: November 02, 2005
Time: 02:18 PM


Venue: Laughlin, Nevada
Name: Betty Foret
Comments: Thank you Ricky for six wonderful concerts in Laughlin.  My husband and I just loved hearing all the older songs.  Behind Closed Doors and It's Only Make Believe were wonderful.  We loved hearing the songs that you had written yourself.  And Ring Of Fire will never be forgotten.  Thanks Ricky for the autograph and the pictures.  See you in Huntsville, Tx. in November, Submit
Date: October 27, 2005
Time: 03:06 PM


Venue: Buck Owens Palace, Bakersfield CA
Name: Teresa Leon
Comments: I went to both shows. Ricky was FANTASTIC!! The band was great! I don't think there is a song out there that Ricky cannot sing. He sang his songs and also did Patti Page, Hank Williams, Stray Cats, Johnny Cash . . . awesome shows. I also got Ricky's autograph, that was exciting!!! Thanks Ricky for the great shows and for the wonderful memories., Submit
Date: October 23, 2005
Time: 05:59 PM


Venue: Buck Owens Palace, Bakersfield CA
Name: Teresa Leon
Comments: I went to both shows. Ricky was FANTASTIC!! The band was great! I don't think there is a song out there that Ricky cannot sing. He sang his songs and also did Patti Page, Hank Williams, Stray Cats, Johnny Cash . . . awesome shows. I also got Ricky's autograph, that was exciting!!! Thanks Ricky for the great shows and for the wonderful memories., Submit
Date: October 23, 2005
Time: 05:59 PM


Venue: Buck Owens Palace, Bakersfield CA
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Date: October 23, 2005
Time: 05:36 PM


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Name: whitney long
Comments: How did you all come to be famous?I know how to sing and I want to be singer SIKE., Submit
Date: October 20, 2005
Time: 05:11 PM


Venue:
Name: whitney long
Comments: How did you all come to be famous?I know how to sing and I want to be singer., Submit
Date: October 20, 2005
Time: 05:10 PM


Venue:
Name: lashonda
Comments: pretty ricky you are one of my biggest fans. and i think you are the finest , Submit
Date: October 19, 2005
Time: 10:52 AM


Venue: miami
Name: yolanda
Comments: I really enjoy your concert.The part i like the most was when spetacular grind in fort of me.,, Submit
Date: October 18, 2005
Time: 11:34 AM


Venue: Hanford, California
Name: Pat
Comments: We really enjoyed your concert.  I was especially specaial when you sang Thru the Roking Years.  It was played at my in-laws 60 anniversary party and was the hit of the day.  Brought back alot of memories.  Thanks again for coming to our small town and hope you will consider coming back., Submit
Date: October 18, 2005
Time: 12:49 AM


Venue: Hanford, CA
Name: Ann Bates
Comments: Ricky Van Shelton's performance was wonderful to say the least.  His voice is the same as it was 15 years ago.  The songs were as good live as on the albums, and he played all the hits and some surprises!  The band members each had the spotlight and they all shined in their own rights.  Don't miss Ricky Van Shelton if he should be in your area!, Submit
Date: October 17, 2005
Time: 11:00 AM


Venue: Hanford, CA
Name: Ann Bates
Comments: Ricky Van Shelton's performance was wonderful to say the least.  His voice is the same as it was 15 years ago.  The songs were as good live as on the albums, and he played all the hits and some surprises!  The band members each had the spotlight and they all shined in their own rights.  Don't miss Ricky Van Shelton if he should be in your area!, Submit
Date: October 17, 2005
Time: 11:00 AM


Venue: Hanford, CA
Name: Kay Richardson
Comments: I just saw you in Hanford and I really enjoyed your show.  I love hearing you sing and your band is outstanding.  I hope I get the chance to see you again soon. , Submit
Date: October 17, 2005
Time: 03:27 AM


Venue: Hanford, CA
Name: Kay Richardson
Comments: I just saw you in Hanford and I really enjoyed your show.  I love hearing you sing and your band is outstanding.  I hope I get the chance to see you again soon. , Submit
Date: October 17, 2005
Time: 03:26 AM


Venue: Hanford, CA
Name: Linda Anderson
Comments: The concert was great !! I am sooo glad that you are back.  Your voice and songs were fabulous as always and they still give me chills.  I did miss you not singing "I'll Leave This World Loving You"  next time, OK? and I hope next time will be very soon.  Pleas come back to our area. , Submit
Date: October 16, 2005
Time: 11:48 PM


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Date: October 15, 2005
Time: 08:25 PM


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Comments: hello, Submit
Date: October 13, 2005
Time: 07:43 PM


Venue: grand ole opry
Name: jim robertson
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Date: October 07, 2005
Time: 06:02 PM


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Name: nishea young
Comments: I personally thinks that the concert was good at the bi-lo center i like the way yall came out under the sheets.I LOVE PRETTY RICKY!!! HALLA BACK AT CHA GURL  , Submit
Date: October 01, 2005
Time: 11:38 AM


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Date: September 28, 2005
Time: 02:51 PM


Venue: topping va
Name: angela berry        r0ttlem0m@aol.com
Comments: ricky the concert was great!!!! i am so glad you are back! i am realy glad that i got to see you up close and it was realy nice of you to sign my pink shirt i will keep it forever! all the concerts that i have gone to see you that is the first time i have gotten to see you up close and to talk to you! , Submit
Date: September 25, 2005
Time: 10:15 PM


Venue: Rocky Mount N.C
Name: Greensboro n.c  Aug 27, 2005
Comments: the concert was hot a special with prettyricky and b5 and bowwow and his cousin and omarion but everybody that was there was loud like hell man u could not even hear the beat of the scream tour 4 people but like i was saying it was off the hook and i want never foget alll of them and the all are so fine and pleasure off of prettyricky will always be my baby . holla atcha girl mia 2005, Submit
Date: September 20, 2005
Time: 06:16 PM


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Date: September 18, 2005
Time: 03:07 PM


Venue:
Name: valley
Comments: the concert was hype, Submit
Date: September 17, 2005
Time: 04:17 PM


Venue: Fort Randall/ South Dakota
Name: Carol. KK.C. MO.
Comments: Enjoyed the show last night Ricky and the band sounded great, you all didnt let the windy conditions prevent you putting on a really good show. the band was awsome as usual. I had a great time., Submit
Date: September 04, 2005
Time: 09:51 PM


Venue: Myrtle Beach, S.C. 2005
Name: Connie Blevins
Comments: Another awesome show.  Keep it up Ricky.  Hope you are feeling better. Connie Blevins, Submit
Date: September 04, 2005
Time: 02:14 PM


Venue:
Name: RERE
Comments: I LOVE SLICK'EM 4RM PRETTY RICKY, Submit
Date: September 03, 2005
Time: 09:06 PM


Venue: Myrtle Beach
Name: Nancy
Comments: Thanks Ricky for singing my favorite song "I'll leave this world loving you". The show was great and you sound better every time I hear you.I will be sure to tell your mama you sang it just for us. Hope to see you soon., Submit
Date: September 01, 2005
Time: 08:15 PM


Venue: Havelock Jamboree
Name: Bill and Mariette
Comments: Thanks for a great show on Sunday, Ricky.   This is the fourth time I've seen you in concert and you just keep getting better and better.   At least this time the power didn't go out.  Waiting patiently for a new CD and sorry you didn't do "Foolish Pride" from your "Fried Green Tomatoes" CD but of course there's never enough time.  Say "hello" to "Quacker" from us and may God bless you until the next time we cross paths., Submit
Date: August 23, 2005
Time: 02:05 PM


Venue: Hickory Grove Opry and Havelock Canada
Name: Sharon
Comments: Ricky, Thank you so much for doing Amazing Grace for us in New Jersey. You were so wonderful even when the power went out! The crowd just loved Unchained Melody and Great Balls of Fire. Thank God the power came back on for the second show. The crowd in Canada was huge and very into the show. Thanks for doing The Image of Me for us. It was well worth driving 1500 miles! Love Sharon, Submit
Date: August 22, 2005
Time: 07:49 PM


Venue: Hickory Grove Opry and Havelock Canada
Name: Sharon
Comments: Ricky, Thank you so much for doing Amazing Grace for us in New Jersey. You were so wonderful even when the power went out! The crowd just loved Unchained Melody and Great Balls of Fire. Thank God the power came back on for the second show. The crowd in Canada was huge and very into the show. Thanks for doing The Image of Me for us. It was well worth driving 1500 miles! Love Sharon, Submit
Date: August 22, 2005
Time: 07:48 PM


Venue: Pigeon Forge..Country Tonight Theater
Name: Janice, Mark & Mama.. -- Nonnadandyee@aol.com
Comments: Mama is 80 years old and has Always loved to hear Ricky Van sing. We lost Daddy a few months ago and this was Mama's first time out since Dad's passing. We wanted to take her somewhere Special and this was it. This was the best concert! We loved every minute of it and hated for it to end.  Mama said she could listen to Ricky sing everyday. Ricky's Mama, Wife & Sister were there. It was nice to see them in attendance also. When we returned home, as Family & Friends ask Mama how was the concert, her responce is ...FANTASTIC ! We agree. It's so great to be able to share a FAVORITE singer with your 80 year old Mama. I Love It and WE LOVE Ricky Van Shelton and Band.  PLEASE ccome sing at the NEWBERRY OPERA HOUSE in NEWBERRY, South Carolina. 29108. That would be a great place to have a concert. Thanks, Ricky Van Shelton for putting a smile back on Mama's face, after she just had her heart broken from loosing her husband of 63 years. Thanks- Janice Skalicky_36 Theodore Circle Greenville,SC 29611, Submit
Date: August 14, 2005
Time: 11:28 PM


Venue: Mannington District Fair
Name: Betty H.
Comments: I attended both of Ricky's concerts at the Mannington Disrict Fair and had an incredibly great time.  Ricky has the best voice in music today and he is a great entertainer.  Also had the pleasure of meeting Bettye.  She was so gracious to sign her book for me and pose for pictures.  All in all, it was a wonderful evening of music and fun.  Thank you Ricky for sharing your God-given talent with the world.  God bless you both., Submit
Date: August 14, 2005
Time: 05:02 PM


Venue: Pigeon Forge, Tn 8/5/05
Name:
Comments: Oops an error on posting, should have read, "We had a WONDERFUL time.  , Submit
Date: August 10, 2005
Time: 01:15 PM


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Date: August 10, 2005
Time: 12:29 AM


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Date: August 10, 2005
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Date: August 10, 2005
Time: 12:28 AM


Venue: Country Tonite, Pigeon Forge, Tn.
Name: Arlene, Sybil, Delores,Minnie, & Darlene
Comments: The "5" were on the Route 127 Yard Sale, but had to detour to Pigeon Forge for Ricky's Concert which was wonderful!!!! It was Darlene's first Ricky Concert which she thoroughly enjoyed, Minnie's 88th birthday and having Ricky announce it was a special treat, the band was 'GREAT' Tommy was spectacular, Michael can really play those DRUMS, Robert is beginning to let go, Monty was GREAT keep it up, and RICK why have you been hiding your talent, you were EXCEPTIONAL, hang with that song, all in all, we had a WONDERFUL, anxiously awaiting to see you all again. , Submit
Date: August 09, 2005
Time: 09:17 AM


Venue: Country Tonight,   Pigeon Forge,  Tn.
Name: Don and Hazel Lyons,  Hillsville, Va.
Comments: We had a wonderful trip to the "Smokies" and Ricky's show was the highlight. The show was great and we enjoyed seeing both of you again.  We will definately be looking for another Ricky Van Shelton show. , Submit
Date: August 07, 2005
Time: 09:32 PM


Venue: Country Tonite - Piegon Forge TN
Name: Valerie Merriman -Knoxville TN
Comments: I dont know if i can really come up with the right words to say how much i enjoyed this show on 8/5 in Piegon Forge TN. I have been a fan of Rickys music since the 80s and this was the first time I have ever got to see one of his shows and all I can say is WOW!!! This man not only has a GOD given gift with his golden voice but they way he preforms and interacts with the crowd is amazing. I truly can not wait till the next time I see another of his shows. Me and my friend also had the wonderful experience of meeting Rickys wife Bettye, what a first class lady. She came off from the bus after the show was over to let what fans were left know that Ricky would not be coming back off the bus , instead of turning back around to get back on the bus she took her own personal time to speak to each of us out there, took picutres with those who wanted them with her and sent items back to Ricky on the bus for those who wanted his autograph, she is truly something special. I would highly reccomend to anyone if you get the chance to see Ricky live....GO!!! you will not regret it for a second., Submit
Date: August 06, 2005
Time: 09:35 PM


Venue: Casino Aztar ~ Evansville, Indiana May 10 and 11, 2002
Name: Get-it-right Pete, Fort Wayne
Comments: Paul *&* ~ Cincinnati, Ohio wrote "The highlight of this was easily Ron Gannaway's drum solo. Ron performed a flawless tribute to Led Zeppelin's drummer John Paul Jones in a solo derived from Led Zeppelin's classic IV album." LED ZEPPELIN'S DRUMMER WAS THE LATE JOHN BONHAM..., Submit
Date: July 24, 2005
Time: 01:54 AM


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Date: July 23, 2005
Time: 10:49 AM


Venue: three little bakers
Name: joyce
Comments: YOUR SHOW WAS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS THAT I HAVE SEEN FOR ALONG TIME. LOVE YOUR MUSIC KEEP SINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Submit
Date: July 22, 2005
Time: 10:29 PM


Venue: Jack Daniels Lake Charles, Louisiana
Name: Betty
Comments: Thank you Ricky for two wonderful shows.  I loved every minute of both shows.  Thank you for saying Happy Birthday to my son.  And for autographing the picture for him.  You have a great band they are very talented. I can't wait for Bentonville, Ark. in October., Submit
Date: July 20, 2005
Time: 11:39 AM


Venue: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Name: Glenna
Comments: WOW!!!  Two great shows!  You sounded awesome and what a talented band.  Loved every minute and every song of both shows.  Looking forward to the next one.  , Submit
Date: July 20, 2005
Time: 08:08 AM


Venue: Russellville, Ky
Name: Jessica
Comments: i luved the show. its the first in my life to be held in r-ville where i can see it. thx ricky for such a gr8 show, Submit
Date: July 18, 2005
Time: 01:37 PM


Venue: Cactus Pete's Casino, Jackpot, NV
Name: Claudia
Comments: Ricky - we love your voice, your band, your music, and YOU!, Submit
Date: July 12, 2005
Time: 02:33 PM


Venue: Cactus Pete's Casino Jackpot Nevada
Name: Candi
Comments: I went to the late show Friday night - it was wonderful! Ricky Van Shelton's voice is a gift from God for all of us to enjoy!, Submit
Date: July 12, 2005
Time: 11:16 AM


Venue: cactus pete's casino
Name: Deanna
Comments: enjoyed all four shows..love it when he does the songs that are not part of the reg. show.  Always hoping to hear something new..was NOT disappointed when at the last show on Sat. night he sang THE TENNESSEE WALTZ...thanks, RVS it one of the best  the highlight of all the shows..Deanna, Submit
Date: July 11, 2005
Time: 11:08 AM


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Date: July 11, 2005
Time: 11:03 AM


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Date: July 06, 2005
Time: 11:13 PM


Venue: Carrollton, MO
Name: Kathy  -  Topeka Traveler
Comments: The concert in Carrollton, Mo on Sunday, July 3rd was just great.  As usual, Ricky was terrific.  I've been following him for 20 years and his concerts are just as good today as they were 20 years ago.  I can't wait to get his new CD when it comes out.  I hope he includes some of the old songs he sang on Sunday., Submit
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 04:53 PM


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Name: DJ
Comments: RICKY VAN IS THE MAN!!!!!! THE BEST VOICE IN COUNTRY MUSIC....PERIOD!I Had Never Been To A Concert,But After Hearing Ricky Van Shelton On Radio I Knew I Had TO See Him.Glad To Have Found His Website!       , Submit
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 01:17 PM


Venue: Russellville, Ky
Name: Glenna
Comments: Great Show even if we were so far from the stage.  Been a long time since we have been far away.  As always you and your great band sounded awesome.  I heard only great comments from the crowd.  See you in a couple of weeks in Lake Charles!!  , Submit
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 12:04 AM


Venue: Russellville, Ky
Name: Glenna
Comments: Great Show even if we were so far from the stage.  Been a long time since we have been far away.  As always you and your great band sounded awesome.  I heard only great comments from the crowd.  See you in a couple of weeks in Lake Charles!!  , Submit
Date: July 05, 2005
Time: 12:03 AM


Venue: Russellville KY
Name: Chris
Comments: Ricky Thanks for a great celebration Saturday night, it was the best night of my life and I know others as well, We were glad to have you in the little town of Russellville KY, it was a pleasure.. We would like to see you have concerts in this area again.. Thanks Again for A Great Performance., Submit
Date: July 04, 2005
Time: 09:43 AM


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Date: July 02, 2005
Time: 07:38 PM


Venue: Winstar Casino
Name: Martha Duke
Comments: My daughter took me to see a RVS concert at Six Flags Arlington, TX about 10 years ago. We had to sit about the 120th row from the front and way to the right where you couldn't see any thing. May 14th at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK, I was on the 12th row from the front-how much more 'up close & personal' could I get! The concert was wonderful, Ricky has the most incredible voice ( even with a cold). Hurry back to the Winstar and we will be there. Thanks for bringing us so much pleasure., Submit
Date: May 21, 2005
Time: 12:20 AM


Venue: Winstar Casino
Name: John & Gerry Smith
Comments: Ricky, we absolutely loved your show Saturday night. You have been our favorite artist for many years, thanks for coming to our area.  Please come back soon, keep singing, you are the best!!!!!, Submit
Date: May 18, 2005
Time: 11:03 PM


Venue: Winstar Casino
Name: LArry Thomasson
Comments: This past Saturday night we enjoyed a great country western singer who has continued to amaze his audience. Ricky thank you for a great performance and I will find you when you are in the area again WE LOVED THE SHOE. Hope the SUMMER COLD is better. LT , Submit
Date: May 16, 2005
Time: 09:04 AM


Venue: Winstar Casino--Thackerville, Ok.
Name: Varnea/rvsfan88@yahoo.com
Comments: Ricky THANKS for another great show, in Thackerville, OK. on Saturday night....it was truly an awesome show.........you really gave it your all, and the band sounded wonderful.  Those people really loved you there....I think you blew them away.  We heard from the security guards, that they had to add more chairs........and could have added more, if they had, had room.  You really had that crowd on there feet.....THANKS for a GREAT TIME!! Varnea, Submit
Date: May 15, 2005
Time: 09:34 PM


Venue: RIVERSIDE   LAUGHLIN,NEVEDA
Name: TONY HOAGLAND
Comments: RICKY,  IS STILL THE BEST VOCALIST IN THE BUSINESS BAR NONE. I, GOT TO TALK  TO TOMMY HANNUN, GUITERIST NUNBER # 1. I, JUST RICKY WAS BACK THE BIG LABELS THESE NEW GUYS HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE. GOD BLESS. , Submit
Date: May 14, 2005
Time: 11:34 PM


Venue: Jasper Rodeo Arena Jasper, Texas
Name: Diana Brown
Comments: Another great performance by Ricky and his band.  We drove 6 hours and listened to all of his tapes on they road.. It was great fun and I loved being able to get close (front row) to the stage. , Submit
Date: May 14, 2005
Time: 04:59 PM


Venue: Jasper Rodeo Arena Jasper, Texas
Name: Betty Foret
Comments: Another great show from Ricky and the guys in the band.  I always love to hear you sing Statue Of A Fool and Somebody Lied. We had a lot of fun and another great night full of wonderful memories., Submit
Date: May 14, 2005
Time: 02:09 PM


Venue: LIBERTY
Name: SHIRLEY TICKLE
Comments: I JUST WANTED TO LET SOMEONE KNOW THAT THE LIBERTY SHOW AT 2 PM WITH RICKY WAS A GREAT SHOW EVEN THOUGH I HAD TO SIT IN THE BALCONY...I COULD SEE HIM BUT NOT CLOSE ENOUGH. WANTED TO GET CLOSER. MY SISTER, DAUGHTER,AND AUNT WENT WITH ME AND WE HAD A BALL....WE ALL LOVE RICKY AND WISH WE COULD SEE MORE OF HIM AROUND HERE. HE DOESNT GET THRU HERE ENOUGH. THE RADIO STATION NEEDS TO PLAY MORE OF HIS MUSIC BECAUSE HE IS STILL "THE MAN"..LOVE YA RICKY AND HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT TIME YOU COME THRU. WE PARKED NEAR YOUR BUS BUT DIDNT GET TO SEE YOU AFTER THE SHOW....THANKS FOR A GREAT SHOW.., Submit
Date: April 25, 2005
Time: 06:49 PM


Venue: LIBERTY NC
Name: MARY FELTON
Comments: THIS HAD TO BE ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS I HAVE BEEN TO, I BELIEVE RICKY COULD SING ANYTHING, WE ALMOST DIDN;T GET IN BECAUSE IT WAS SOLD OUT, THE ONE OF THE LADIES FOUND A COUPLE OF SEATS IN THE BALCONY, WE COULDN'T HAVE GONE ANY HIGHER OR FURTHER BACK BUT IT WAS A GREAT SHOW AND WE COULD SEE GOOD. THE LIBERTY IS A VERY NICE PLACE TOO THAT WAS OUR FIRST TIME THERE BUT WE WILL GO BACK., Submit
Date: April 18, 2005
Time: 08:05 AM


Venue: Liberty,NC
Name: Mary Jane
Comments: Hey Ricky, You really blew us away with those two fantastic sold out shows. I do believe they were the best ever. And to think that you had a bit of a sore throat....hope you are much better today. Thanks for the b'day wishes also. You've got the greatest group of guys backing you up, love that part of the show too. Thanks for allowing them to have a spot in the show. Looking forward to seeing you in GA. , Submit
Date: April 17, 2005
Time: 06:42 PM


Venue: Liberty-NC
Name: Frances
Comments: First time I've seen Ricky perform  since he was in Burlinton, NC in 1989. It was fantastic. My favorite song was when he sang Crying In The Chapel if you close your eyes you would thought Elvis was singing it. Maybe he should consider performing this song on his new album. And also enjoyed how he introduced all the members of his band...each on sang a song..which was really enjoyable. THANKS FOR THE GREAT SHOW RICKY!!!!!!!!!, Submit
Date: April 16, 2005
Time: 07:58 PM


Venue: Riverside - Laughlin, Nv
Name: Glenna
Comments: Ditto to what Varnea said.  Loved all six shows.  Hated for the week to end. Already looking forward to October.  Ricky you just keep getting better.  You also have the best band in country music!!  , Submit
Date: April 16, 2005
Time: 06:13 PM


Venue: Riverside Casino-Laughlin, NV.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Ricky....Thanks for 6 FANTASTIC shows in Laughlin.......they were all GREAT!! Varnea Rvsfan88@yahoo.com, Submit
Date: April 11, 2005
Time: 11:42 PM


Venue: Laughlin, NV
Name: Kathi
Comments: we absolutely love Ricky's music....he just keeps getting better and better..we are already planing to see his show when he comes back this way again!.kudos to you Mr. Shelton and to your fantastic band!, Submit
Date: April 10, 2005
Time: 11:39 PM


Venue: Laughlin NV
Name: Beryl
Comments: Saw three great shows in Laughlin, Ricky was brilliant and the band as great as ever., Submit
Date: April 07, 2005
Time: 05:13 PM


Venue: Fiesta Rancho, Las Vegas
Name: Carol J.
Comments: I saw Ricky and his band perform for the first time tonite.  The were incredible.  I feel like I have finallly gone to a concert and was truly entertained and got my money's worth.  I hope to see them again soon, possibly in Laughlin.  You are a great performer, Ricky.  It was a blessing to see you and to remember some of your old songs that I had not heard in a long time.  Keep up the good work., Submit
Date: March 26, 2005
Time: 03:31 AM


Venue: Fiesta Rancho, Las Vegas
Name: Carol J.
Comments: I saw Ricky and his band perform for the first time tonite.  The were incredible.  I feel like I have finallly gone to a concert and was truly entertained and got my money's worth.  I hope to see them again soon, possibly in Laughlin.  You are a great performer, Ricky.  It was a blessing to see you and to remember some of your old songs that I had not heard in a long time.  Keep up the good work., Submit
Date: March 26, 2005
Time: 03:31 AM


Venue: SKY DANCER CASINO
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Date: March 16, 2005
Time: 08:21 PM


Venue: NORTH DAKOTA
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Date: March 16, 2005
Time: 08:19 PM


Venue: Roben
Name: Ricky Lazo
Comments: ilove her, Submit
Date: March 01, 2005
Time: 04:46 PM


Venue: Phenix Az   Sometime back...
Name: Stella M Biondo
Comments: I fell in love with Ricky's voice the first time I heard it. I said then (and told Bettye in an e-mail), that he is a cross between Jim Reeves and Ray Price. I am waiting for him to come to St. Louis where I have moved close to. I would love to hear him sing some of those old southern gospels. There is no one that can sing any better in the music field today!!I am delighted that he is still letting so many others know what real singing is all about! May God bless all who enjoy the great gift that He has given Ricky, and May God be with Ricky and his family. Ricky, do you have a gospel album out that I have missed???? If not is there any plans for such in the future?, Submit
Date: February 27, 2005


Venue: Mountain Days - Dayton, Ohio
Name: RVS Fan
Comments: Yep, I agree with Greg; Ricky blew the roof off.  The organization who brought RVS in is rather small.  They've watched him for years, yearning to get him.  The time was right and they snatched him right up.  People weren't thrilled that he didn't 'socialize' much throughout the day.  Matter of fact, many were really disappointed.  But then came show time.  And what did Mr. Ricky do?  Yeah, he showed what he's made for -- entertaining!  Gotta tell ya, being one who worked Mountain Days all weekend, even the teenagers were in a RVS daze the next day.  They were walking around talking about how 'awesome' he was.  And the rest of the crowd?  Well now, that astounding voice goes down in Mountain Days history as the best by far and all else is forgotten.  , Submit


Venue: mountain days-  dayton, ohio
Name: greg
Comments: as usual ricky blew everbody away, if there would've been a roof he wooda tore it off!!! i just wish that the radio realized what they are missin without him on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! , Submit


Venue: Caruthersville,MO
Name: Julia Dunn
Comments: I just wanted to be sure and let Walt Scott know that he is the greatest keyboard player in the world and I am his biggest fan! If you're out there, Walt,I'll always be your special friend whenever you come to town!P.S. I only weigh 165, Submit


Venue: Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg,MS
Name: April Childress
Comments: Ricky did a wonderful job at his concert. After the concert, my friend Dana and I went outside and he was out there signing autographs and taking pictures. So we got an autograph and a picture taken with him. He is so friendly., Submit


Venue: Vicksburg, Ms.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Ricky put on 4 wonderful shows this past weekend in Vicksburg, Ms.  All 4 shows filled to the max. and people still wanting tickets.  The band sounded great.......Rick (soundman) did a wonderful job, and Rick the new bass player did a wonderful job.  Sure missed Rod and Woody on stage!!!  Ricky brought Tim out on Stage to say a few words as this was his last show as road manager, then Ricky had him sing "I can't help it if I'm still in Love with You".........YOU DID A GREAT JOB TIM!!! :)  Will see you down the road!! As always, RICKY just keeps giving us that WONDERFUL WONDERFUL VOICE!! :) 4 wonderful show with some great memories., Submit


Venue: Mountain Days- Dayton,Ohio
Name: Mitchell Albertson
Comments: 100% the best in music today (not just country)This makes show # 6 for me. If you haven't seen these guys before your missing the best vocals, and talents around.Great job Rick, Great job ,Woody, I'll forward my photos soon!!!MCA, Submit


Venue: Dayton, Ohio
Name: Honeywest and Jack C.
Comments: What a great show in Dayton. First time hearing Ricky sing "For the Good Times".  Absolutley wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed your great band.!   NOBODY can sing "My Way" like Ricky.  A standing ovation and well earned.  Loved every minute of the show. He had them dancing in aisles. Absolutely the "The Best Voice in Country Music". Looking forward to your new Album. Hope Radio wakes up, it is depriving us of a GREAT VOICE., Submit


Venue: Dayton OH Mountain Days Festival
Name: Paige Baskerville and Amber Rudy
Comments: The show was really great,it was Ambers first time seeing Ricky.(she loved it). So how was the food guys? (laughs)!!, Submit


Venue: Georgia Mountain Fair 8/9/2002
Name: Pat Johnson
Comments: Really enjoyed the concert!  Ricky has the best voice in country music.. great talent, plan to attend all concerts within 300 mi of Atlanta. Radio needs to play Ricky at least every hour!      , Submit


Venue: Ga. Mtn Fair
Name: Jim
Comments: Outstanding show! No corn, hype or trash, just great singing, smoothly flowing and ending all too soon. Ricky's intros of and credits to the members of his band should make them all happy to be with him., Submit


Venue: Georgia Mountain Fair
Name: Jane Cash
Comments: Ricky not only has the best voice in country music but he has the best voice period. I would go see him every concert if I could. He also has a great personality and a great smile. I wish radio would start playing him again. He's the best!, Submit


Venue: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT   - 7/20/02
Name: Rosemary DeAngelis
Comments: I've been a fan of Ricky's since day "1" and he gets better and better. I've been to several of his concerts and love each. He put on a great show and really connected with the audience.  He had as much fun as the audience!  He has the greatest voice in country music!  Looking forward to Topsfield!!!, Submit


Venue: HIAWASSIE, GEORGIA
Name: BRENDA M. HAMMOND
Comments: HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB AND HAD NO BAD LANGUAGE AND I REALLY APPRECIATED THAT. HE CAN SING ANYONE'S SONG, WHAT A GREAT VOICE., Submit


Venue: moegan sun casino in conn.
Name: jennifer
Comments: He captures you with this voice and looks.  This is the second time i saw him i am planning on seeing him again in maine.  looking forword to a great time.  , Submit


Venue: Northern Lights Casino , Prince Albert,Sk
Name: Marie
Comments: The show was great at the casino last night.I have been a fan for along time and I didn't think i would ever get to see Ricky Van "The Man " Shelton in  concert.But i did and i will never forget it.....we liked the joke.... Hey.. Mr. RVS.my boss would like to have a word with you since i didn't show up for work to day..lol.........., Submit


Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino
Name: Kathy & Kenny
Comments: Ricky and his band were incredible at the Mohegan Sun.  My husband and I were lucky enough to catch the sound check and afterwards Ricky was kind enough to take pictures and sign autographs.  Ricky's voice is just phenomenal. For those in the casino who did not know who Ricky Van Shelton was...they certainly know now…he had everyone clapping and rocking along with him.  He is truly a magnetic entertainer and what traditional country is all about.  Fans forever…Kenny and Kathy , Submit


Venue: mohegan sun
Name: Robin marie
Comments: show was awesome Ricky was great and the band also,just wish we had an autogragh..., Submit


Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino Uncasville, CT
Name: Betty
Comments: Ricky is better than ever!  His selections of songs is terrific.  Unchained Melody and My Way shows what a great vocalist he is.  I hope he comes back to Connecticut soon.  We really enjoyed the show!, Submit


Venue: Gering, Ne.
Name: Loraine
Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed the show in Gering on the 13th.  It was great, as usual, and everyone seemed to really be enjoying it. The time went so fast and I sure never tire of hearing Ricky sing. , Submit


Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino
Name: Sharon
Comments: I agree with Linda, Ricky really rocked the house and he brought it to its feet with Unchained Melody! Even the people on the slot machines and blackjack tables were standing and cheering. Ricky also put on a great show by the buses especially with his new hair! It was the funniest thing i have ever seen! I guess that's why we love him so much even if he does call me big mouth!, Submit


Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT
Name: Linda
Comments: Ricky put on the greatest show ever last night at Mohegan Sun.  The man has a voice like no other, and he obviously pleased the lively crowd, many of whom were seeing him for the first time.  The two hours flew by & we hated to see the night end, but we can now look forward to Topsfield, MA in October.  Linda H. (Massachusetts), Submit


Venue: Caruthersville,MO Sept. 14, 2002
Name: Ms
Comments: The Caruthersville, MO concert is ONE show only..Fish Fry from 3:00-6:00p.m. Concert begins at 6:00 p.m. , Submit


Venue: ST CHARLES, MO.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Thanks for another WONDERFUL show in St. Charles, Mo.  Thanks Ricky to you and Tommy for singing......LET IT BE ME, for my Birthday!!!!  You sure made it extra special.  See you soon!! Varnea/rvsfan88@yahoo.com, Submit


Venue: Paducah
Name: Cherie Crabtree
Comments: I just wanted to say thanks to Ricky and band for the wonderful show in Paducah on June 29. My family made a vacation out of the trip and had a wonderful time!!! Thanks for singing the songs off your new cd. And unchained Melody. so beautiful with Ricky singing it!!! Was able to go to sound check and Ricky spent some time signing and picture taking!!! Had such a wonderful time visiting with alot of the friends I have made from going to concerts !!! Another great RVS trip . thanks so much!!! The only bad thing was the 14 hour trip home!! Keep the faith cherie, Submit


Venue: FRIAR TUCKS - NEW YORK
Name: SHARON  LENAHAN - CT
Comments: JUST RETURNED FROM FRIAR TUCK'S RESORT, AND ONCE AGAIN, RICKY PUT ON THE BEST AND LIVELY SHOW.  THE CROWD WAS VERY LIVELY, AND RICKY JUST SANG HIS HEART OUT.  THE SHOW LASTED ABOUT 1 HR AND 45 MINUTES, WITH SOME NEW SONGS ADDED.  WE BEGGED HIM TO SING "UNCHAINED MELODY"  AND EVEN THOUGH HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW THE WORDS, HE DID PART OF IT, AND BELIEVE ME, IT WAS AWESOME.  HIS CLASSIC HITS, SUCH AS "STATUE OF A FOOL" AND "PRETTY WOMAN" BROUGHT THE CROWD TO THEIR FEET MANY TIMES.  HE ENDED WITH "MY WAY"  WHICH STILL CEASES TO AMAZE ME.  I HAD A GREAT AND MEMORABLE WEEKEND FOR SURE,AND MY HUSBAND ENJOYS HIM AS MUCH AS I DO.   THANK YOU RICKY, FOR BEING THE SHOWMAN THAT YOU ARE. PLEASE COME BACK., Submit


Venue: INDIAN RANCH - WEBSTER, MA
Name: SHARON - CT
Comments: THANK YOU, RICKY, FOR VISITING US IN NEW ENGLAND.  ONCE AGAIN, YOU PUT ON A SHOW THAT CAN'T COMPARE TO ANY OTHER IN THE BUSINESS. EVEN THE HEAT DIDN'T STOP YOU FROM DOING THE SONGS THAT WE LOVE MOST.    YOUR VERSION OF "TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN" IS JUST AWESOME!!          ANYONE WHO HASN'T SEEN RICKY VAN SHELTON BEFORE, MUST TREAT THEMSELVES TO A CLASSIC, COUNTRY ARTIST, WHO WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU.  HIS VOICE JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER.  WE ARE NOW GOING TO FRIAR TUCKS IN NEW YORK TO SEE HIM AGAIN.  WHAT A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND!!!, Submit


Venue: indian ranch
Name: john fraughton
Comments: Great concert. Ricky was at his best even with the opressive heat. I brought my wife with me and she wanted to leave with him (so did I). An excellent singer, showman, artist, and general good guy. His album "Don't Overlook Salvation" is dedicated to all who believe in Jesus. Anyone that doesn't believe in God has never heard Ricky sing.......That gift came straight from Heaven. Ricky, thanks so much for sharing., Submit


Venue: oblong, IL
Name: submit
Comments: I would just like to say that I really admire you letting Ashley Dart sing with you. I went to school with her and she is a wonderful person and she has the voice of an angel. I just hope that you help her grow and to become the greatest performer that she can be. Thanks!, Submit


Venue: oblong, IL
Name: submit
Comments: I would just like to say that I really admire you letting Ashley Dart sing with you. I went to school with her and she is a wonderful person and she has the voice of an angel. I just hope that you help her grow and to become the greatest performer that she can be. Thanks!, Submit


Venue: PADUCAH, KY 6/29/2002
Name: RHONDA
Comments: RICKY,WHAT A WONDERFUL SHOW,WE HAD A GREAT TIME.CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN LOUISVILLE IN SEPTEMBER. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.RHONDA,


Venue: Beaver's Bend State Park, Beaver Bend, OK.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Ricky.....We had a wonderful time at Beaver's Bend State Park.  Thanks for another wonderful show.  I sure am enjoying all the new.....old songs that your adding to the show.  Of course I love them all.......and I'm with you, like you always say at the shows "YOU REALLY ENJOY THE BAND SEGMENT" well so do I, there a great bunch of guys, with so much talent.  Thanks again, for ANOTHER wonderful show.   Varnea/rvsfan88@yahoo.com,


Venue: Beaver's Bend, OK
Name: Glenna
Comments: Ricky, thanks for another wonderful show.  I just keep adding good RVS memories to my life.  Beautiful venue and excellent music to a hugh crowd. 


Venue: Beaver's Bend,Ok
Name: J Hardison
Comments: Ricky, your June 15th show was another great performance.  My family and I have seen you several times and each one is just a little better. My husband, my sister, and I started out going to your concerts and we added our son and now our grandchildren and we all enjoy your talent immensely and hope you always come to Oklahoma at some point during your touring season. Oklahoma has some of your most loyal fans. We especially love your ballads. We really enjoyed the showcase segment of your band, especially Tiger Bell. We plan to see you again in Muskogee. J.Hardison, Submit


Venue: Lancaster. Penna.
Name: Bob
Comments: The show was absolute vintage Ricky Van Shelton - you have not missed a beat. We have seen you several times and you have yet to put on a bad show.   One time at the Hershey Park concert several years ago Ricky you played "bus Stop".  It was fabulous - do you still perform it?  Was disappointed you did not do it at Lancaster.   Any chance it could be on your upcoming album??  Keep up the great work and hope to see you back in the Central Penna. area very, very soon., Submit


Venue: Laurel, MS
Name: Glenna (glennaj@aol.com)
Comments: Ricky, thanks for the wonderful show in "hot" Laurel.  I know the venue was having some sound problems, but trust me....you sounded GREAT!  Enjoyed every note of every song.  Loved the new/old songs that you have added, but of course also love all of your music too.  Looking forward to seeing you and company in Broken Bow, OK.  , Submit


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Venue: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. 17605
Name: Florence Sofranko
Comments: Hi Ricky, we enjoyed the show tremendously!! You just keep getting better and better, if that's possible!!We've seen you at least 10 times and we have always enjoyed your shows.  We bought your new CD Fried Green Tomatoes--its the best! Sometime we'd like to hear you sing all those "new" songs. We put it in our CD player on the way home to Jim Thorpe, Pa. and we still have it in there. It's just the best, every song is great.Ricky, one time up at the Bloomsburg Fair in Pa. you sang Crying in the Chapel and it was fabulous, will you ever record that?? Looking forward to your next show, Jim and Florence, Submit


Venue: Silverton Las Vegas Nevada
Name: Sandy
Comments: As always the show was great and very enjoyable to see you again, Thank you for signing the poster of the show I will be donating it to St.Jude for charity. This will be through 95.5 kwnr. One question that I have to ask for my mother she says, Ms. Skelton had a grandson named Ricky Van she thinks that is you and that you dropped the k, Now my mother is 65 please put her mind to rest she has been saying this since you first started. Also please let Tommy know that I enjoyed the cd of his that I bought, Be safe and have a great time where ever the road takes you.     , Submit


Venue: Medina Entertainment Center, Minneapolis, MN
Name: Kathie
Comments: His show was awesome!!  Fantastic voice.  Worked well with the audience.  I could have listened for another hour!!  Next time...can you sign autographs?  Great band too:), Submit


Venue: Casino Aztar ~ Evansville, Indiana May 10 and 11, 2002
Name: Paul *&* ~ Cincinnati, Ohio
Comments: Ricky performed two shows each night at Evansville's Casino Aztar. The venue was packed to capacity for each show on both nights and Ricky played his heart out for each show's audience. I was fortunate to have front row seats for the 10 PM show Friday night. Also at the front of the audience were a group of ladies from Wheeling, West Virginia. They had driven 10 hours to see Ricky and he did not dissapoint his fans. Ricky even chatted with the ladies, good naturedly telling one very thin and enthusiasctic fan, "Lady, you've got the biggest mouth I've ever seen! Not loud, just big!" adding hand gestures for benefit of those in the back. Later in the show he performed "Lieing Here With Linda On My Mind" after being told that five of them were named Linda. Ricky is the consummate musician, staying true to his country roots with sincere covers of classic country tunes. He opened the show with his own "Backroads" leading the audience down a memory lane filled with hits of his own origin before delving into the classic covers of George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Roy Orbison. Ricky allowed each bandmember a solo spot to highlight their own instrument, voice, or song midway through the show. The highlight of this was easily Ron Gannaway's drum solo. Ron performed a flawless tribute to Led Zeppelin's drummer John Paul Jones in a solo derived from Led Zeppelin's classic IV album. Ron's frenetic pace seemed to warp time itself as his drumsticks pounded with the force of failing telephone poles! It was amazing that a drummer so well heeled in country tempos and rhythms could so easily astound the audience with such a raw rock spectacle! Incredible, simply incredible performance by not only a musician but a showman in his own right. Ricky's 10 PM show ran a little long each night. Having not time constraint on the evening's second show, he and the band had freedom to jam and the time to thrill us with real country music the likes of which have not been heard on the radio in years. Thanks Ricky and thanks to the band for making my night special! You guys were great, you put on a fantastic show, and to put it bluntly, "you done real good!" I hope you can schedule a show at Belterra or the Grand Victoria in Cincinnati. If so, I'll see you all there!    , Submit


Venue: Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN - FedEx Employee Association Concert
Name: Risa Darby
Comments: Ricky, what fun! Thank you for sharing with us your heart! Your love for & joy in music came through loud and clear during your concert Saturday night, 4/27/2002.  You, your musicians, crew, and opening acts gave us a great show. You've always been one of my favorites. I appreciate your musical talent, but also the man of integrity you seem to be. Your sweet 80 year old Mama is justifiably proud! I've been reliving the fun I had at the concert by listening to your CDs/tapes at home, in my car, and at my desk! I noticed your tour schedule has you in Memphis at the Pyramid in October. I plan to be there, though I'll miss the small concert feel I had from the 2nd row at the Orpheum. May God continue to bless you., Submit


Venue: Orpheum - Memphis, TN
Name: Liz Pendergrast
Comments: Ricky, thanks for a WONDERFUL show in Memphis on April 27, 2002.  You are the greatest and I really love your singing.  I had a good seat and got some GREAT pictures of you.  You are one of the GREATEST singers.  I just wish we could hear your music played more than it is on the radio.  Do you have a new CD in the works?  I HOPE you do.  I think I have all your records up to this point.  My dream is to someday actually meet you.  Looking forward to the next time you are in the area.  Your band did a great job.  It was truly a fun night!!  Thanks again for all that you give to your fans!, Submit


Venue: Cowboy's - Dallas Texas
Name: Glenna
Comments: Ricky, thanks for another wonderful show.  You just keep getting better.  Loved the new songs.  Keep on keeping on and we will be there to watch and listen.  , Submit


Venue: Danville,VA Festival In The Park May 2001
Name: Crystal Dalton
Comments: Your show was great!! Last Year. If you come around this year ( 2002 ) I would really like to see just you and Bettye , again. Because I would really like to get to ask you some questions. I would also like to meet some of your band crew members. Ricky , I also started me an Ricky Van Shelton scrapbook. When I seen you in Danville,VA last year you blended in with the stage background and we took pictures , so if you would please try not to do that this year. Thanks, Crystal. Hope To See You & Hear Your Music In Concert Soon. , Submit


Venue: Danville,VA Festival In The Park May 2001
Name: Crystal Dalton
Comments: Your show was great!! Last Year. If you come around this year ( 2002 ) I would really like to see just you and Bettye , again. Because I would really like to get to ask you some questions. I would also like to meet some of your band crew members. Ricky , I also started me an Ricky Van Shelton scrapbook. When I seen you in Danville,VA last year you blended in with the stage background and we took pictures , so if you would please try not to do that this year. Thanks, Crystal. Hope To See You & Hear Your Music In Concert Soon. , Submit


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Venue: Carlisle, Pa
Name: Honeywest
Comments: Ricky, what a pleasure to hear you sing in person again. Wonderful show and a great job on "For the Good Times".You and your band just get better at every show. The crowd loved you and so don't us fans! Looking forward to your new CD and another concert very soon. We thank you for all the pleasure you bring with your wonderful voice. Honeywest, Submit


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Venue: Carlisle Pa
Name: Sharon Puleio
Comments: What a wonderful show! I hadn't seen Ricky since laughlin. We decided to go at the last minute and it was worth it just to hear For the Good Times! The band was great as usual and the crowd loved the show. Hope to see you all in evansville, Submit


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Venue: Crestview, Florida
Name: Mark and Marie
Comments: I am not a big country fan, but my wife thinks your great!  Last year you came to Crestview a year after your father died.  Sorry to here that.  You were scheduled to appear the year before that, but as I said your father passed, but you came back the following year.  My wife and I appreciate your dedication and integrity towards your fans big and small.  I heard a few of your songs because of my wife and then when I heard you sing live, I understood why she liked you.  You can sing better than most country artists.  I was impressed.  My wife said that she is so glad you are back after all the hardships you suffered through to continue your singing career.  How about coming down here to Northwest Florida again.  Keep on keepin' on.      , Submit


Venue: American Music Theater....Lancaster, PA
Name: Helen (Shelton) & Bob Keller......Irene & Bill Shelton
Comments: It took us two years of "reminding" the Manager at AMT to book you because we knew what a great concert it would be and the crowd you would draw. Sitting in the first row was such an experience, we loved all two hours of the show. We play your CD & tapes all the time.  By the way, Tommy Hannum's latest tape & CD "Chesapeake Blues" is one of his best. The duet included in this CD with Ricky Van, "Let It Be Me," is great.  Ricky, I hope you're on American Music Theater's list for next year ..... everyone that was coming out of the theater was saying how much they enjoyed listening to your music and "carrying on" with the Band.  Keep up the great concerts! Thanks to Jim at American Music Theater for taking us seriously!! , Submit


Venue: American Music Theater....Lancaster, PA
Name: Helen S. Keller
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Venue: Lancaster, PA
Name: Ellen
Comments: I attended the March 1st concert in PA with my daughter, and we just loved it.  I had last seen Ricky in concert 13 years ago, when my daughter was 1 year old, and I must say that he gets better all the time!  The show combined some old favorites with newer tunes.  My daughter used to fall asleep, listening to an RVS tape, when she was a baby.  I think she remembers the songs from that old tape!  Just wanted to say THANK YOU for a great show!  I will not wait 13 years to go to another RVS concert!, Submit


Venue: Laughlin, NV
Name: Sarah
Comments: Was definately worth the drive from Las Vegas.  What a treat to go on vacation and find out RVS is playing an hour or so away.  I truly spectacular concert.  I hope you get to the Indiana area more often.  Thanks again for a wonderful evening of great music., Submit


Venue: Boone County Fairgrounds Columbia, Mo.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Great show last Thursday night in Columbia, Mo.  A STANDING ROOM only crowd, and I do mean standing room only, Ricky had them packed in there.  The show was great!!!!  Anyone out there that's a RVS fan and have not seen him do a LIVE SHOW, is missing a real treat.  HIS SHOWS ARE THE BEST!!!  THANKS RICKY!, Submit


Venue: American Music Theatre
Name: Pat
Comments: Have seen many of your shows but I really enjoyed the one at the AMT, in fact I took out a membership there after seeing your show - for good tickets next time.  Especially enjoyed your "Long Tall Texan," love the way you and the band did the song.  You have many classics and I love them all.  Hope to see you there again, and I let the AMT know that too., Submit


Venue: Lancaster
Name: Mary M
Comments: Ricky (and all the guys) I have yet to see a bad show!  Drove 6 1/2 hours from Erie and it was worth every minute of the trip.  If you hadn't mentioned that you were fighting a cold no one would be the wiser!  Love the addition of "For the Good Times" and Ricky, you were wrong about one thing.  You have recorded many classics.  The boneheads in radio just don't know a good song when they hear it!  But your fans do!  And by the way - thanks for doing a 2 hour show - the more I hear the better I like it., Submit


Venue: American Music Theater
Name: Kathy & Kenny
Comments: Loved your show...you are fabulous!! We drove 3 1/2 hours from Northern New Jersey to see you and you are worth every mile!!!  Saw you in '94 at Sussex Farm & Horse Show..please try to get back to Jersey..you have many fans here!!! , Submit


Venue: American Music Theatre
Name: Norma
Comments: My husband & I enjoyed your show at the AMT in Lancaster March 1,2002.What a great show,and to mention what a great place to perform in. We drive an hour & 1/2 to see  concerts in this theatre,and we hope to see you back there again in the future. Best Wishes , Submit


Venue: Reno, NV.
Name: Larry
Comments: I thoroughly enjoy listening to your music. Someday these recording "Top Cats" are going to wake up and realize the talent they've been overlooking. Hope you can honor us (Reno) with a concert someday soon. Keep up the good work!, Submit


Venue: Jasper,Indiana Little Nashville Opry.Nashville Indiana
Name: Brenda
Comments: Ricky,You have to come to Indiana more often.I seen where you are going to be at The Casino Aztar in Evansville on May 10th & 11th. I will be there. Can't wait to see you again.You are the best.Submit, Submit


Venue: Jasper,Indiana Little Nashville Opry.Nashville Indiana
Name: Brenda
Comments: Ricky,You have to come to Indiana more often.I seen where you are going to be at The Casino Aztar in Evansville on May 10th & 11th. I will be there. Can't wait to see you again.You are the best.Submit, Submit


Venue: Wildhorse - Nashville, TN
Name: Glenna
Comments: What a wonderful show!!  Ricky just keeps getting better.  Enjoyed every minute.  Thanks for a great time!  Looking forward to the next show.  , Submit


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Venue: St.Joe Mo.
Name: cherie crabtree
Comments: What a wonderful day I had seeing Ricky for the first time this year!!! Meet and greet was great and I weant to thank RVS for taking time after sound check with us fans!!! I hope he liked the gift we gave him!!!For his birthday!! Several of us gave him a scrapbook of how we became his fan !! It was also my son Christian's first concert!! He loved it except we sat infront of the speakers and they hurt his 4 year old ears!!! Had a wonderful time talking and visiting with those I had seen at other concerts befor!!! I am looking forward to my next concert!!! Keep the faith cherie Crabtree  percher@metc.net, Submit


Venue: Danville,Va
Name: Crystal
Comments: On May Of 2001,My daddy took me to see Ricky, When he was at the Festival in The Park in Danville,VA. It was the best time I had ever been. It was three of us all together myself , my aunt , and him. So we watched all of the concert and later on me and my aunt went to look around and we ran into Bettye, and we did'nt know who she was. So I got to telling her that I had just about all of his records and her book ( She Stays ). Then she all of a sudden told us that Im his wife. So we ended up meeting her, Tommy one of the band crew members, and Ricky Van Shelton., Submit


Venue: Danville,Va
Name: Crystal
Comments: On May Of 2001,My daddy took me to see Ricky, When he was at the Festival in The Park in Danville,VA. It was the best time I had ever been. It was three of us all together myself , my aunt , and him. So we watched all of the concert and later on me and my aunt went to look around and we ran into Bettye, and we did'nt know who she was. So I got to telling her that I had just about all of his records and her book ( She Stays ). Then she all of a sudden told us that Im his wife. So we ended up meeting her, Tommy one of the band crew members, and Ricky Van Shelton., Submit


Venue: Danville,Va
Name: Crystal
Comments: On May Of 2001,My daddy took me to see Ricky, When he was at the Festival in The Park in Danville,VA. It was the best time I had ever been. It was three of us all together myself , my aunt , and him. So we watched all of the concert and later on me and my aunt went to look around and we ran into Bettye, and we did'nt know who she was. So I got to telling her that I had just about all of his records and her book ( She Stays ). Then she all of a sudden told us that Im his wife. So we ended up meeting her, Tommy one of the band crew members, and Ricky Van Shelton., Submit


Venue: Danville,Va
Name: Crystal
Comments: On May Of 2001,My daddy took me to see Ricky, When he was at the Festival in The Park in Danville,VA. It was the best time I had ever been. It was three of us all together myself , my aunt , and him. So we watched all of the concert and later on me and my aunt went to look around and we ran into Bettye, and we did'nt know who she was. So I got to telling her that I had just about all of his records and her book ( She Stays ). Then she all of a sudden told us that Im his wife. So we ended up meeting her, Tommy one of the band crew members, and Ricky Van Shelton., Submit


Venue: Eau Claire, Wisconisn
Name: Lillian
Comments: Ricky, When we attended your concert here, you made me the happiest lady on earth.  You sang Happy Birthday to me on my 80th birthday.  It is a day I will always remember!!!!!!!!!   Thank you for your greeting and we do certainly hope you will come back to Eau Claire soon.      , Submit


Venue: Dauphin, PA
Name: Betty
Comments: Looking forward to you show at the Carlisle Theatre in April., Submit


Venue: Luna ,N.M.
Name: Sherry
Comments: Betty, You are a wonderful woman. I pray often that you and Ricky will be safe .I plead the blood of Jesus on your home and on the tour bus and on both of you . Keep up the great work ., Submit


Venue: BlackRiver Coliseum..Poplar Bluff,MO
Name: Kristal
Comments: Sorry to hear of the death in the family. Missed having Ricky,but we understand it couldn't be helped and him and his family are in our prayers. Hopefully,He will be back. Ricky was already here once,and it was a great show,we had the opportunity to watch soundcheck,meet and get autographs from him before the show....Great Guy! Doug Stone and Exile were great,both did a wonderful job, but we will be waiting patiently for your return,Ricky!!, Submit


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Venue: Ryman Auditorium
Name: Mary Jane
Comments: Ricky it was great to see you and the guys at the Ryman for the Grand Ole Opry. I'm so glad I was there for the award presentation. I truly enjoyed all the wonderful Christmas songs. "Blue Christmas" is a favorite of mine.Thanks for making 2001 a great year-looking forward to 2002., Submit


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Venue: St. Louis, Mo
Name: Glenna
Comments: Ricky you did another outstanding show.  I love the Christmas music.  The venue was beautiful.  It has been a great RVS year.  Thanks for the many wonderful memories.  Looking forward to 2002.  , Submit


Venue: Harrah's Casino, Metropolis, Il
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Venue: Jamestown Civic Center
Name: Randy & Terri Sondag
Comments: First time we saw Ricky in concert- we were impressed with the quality of the music. Ricky still has a great voice! Hope you make it back to ND soon. What were those buttons all about? We thought the concert was intimate and personal., Submit


Venue: Jamestown Civic Center
Name: Noel & Julie
Comments: Really enjoyed your show your show last nite Ricky hope you get this way again., Submit


Venue: Laughlin, NV
Name: Glenna Butler
Comments: Ricky, thanks for another great set of shows.  Laughlin is always a wonderful venue.  Enjoyed every song and as always you were awesome.  You and the band know how to entertain!  Looking forward to St. Louis.  glennaj@aol.com, Submit


Venue: Jamestown Civic Center
Name: Marlene & Mary
Comments: Saw the concert tonight!!!  We had a wonderful time.  The band is VERY TALENTED, and Ricky sounded awesome!!!!  We really enjoyed having them here in our town.  We would love to have them back anytime.  Ricky had a cold, but still sounded great.  Hope he gets well soon!!  WE LOVE YOU RICKY!!!!!, Submit


Venue: Laughlin NV
Name: Mary Ireson
Comments: We saw all six shows! They were all great. Something a little different in each show. Really enjoyed the way you interact with the audience too! Thanks for singing "Let It Be Me" for me. The Band was wonderful,and Ricky,you never sounded better! Way To Go!!! Till next time....Can't wait! , Submit


Venue: Laughlin
Name: peggys3
Comments: Thank you so much for the wonderful concerts. I'm only sorry that I couldn't stay for all of them. Did Tim share the cookies or did he eat them all? I hope to see you again soon. '', Submit


Venue: Laughlin, Nv.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Just got home from Laughlin, yesterday.  The shows were wonderful, we all had a great time!!!! :)  Thanks for all the great music Ricky!!! :) Loved getting to hear all the Christmas music.  , Submit


Venue: Laughlin,NV
Name: Darlene
Comments: The 2 shows I saw, on the 23rd and 24th were great. and a special thanks to Tim., Submit


Venue: Laughlin, NV
Name: Sarah Coburn
Comments: This was the best concert I have been to in a long time, and I have been to over a hundred. He was very friendly and outgoing and performed his very best . The band was great and mingled a lot with the fans. If he is ever back in Laughlin I guarantee I will be there., Submit


Venue: Houston, Texas
Name: Lynn Speece
Comments: Ricky, I have all your tapes and I love listening to you sing.  I remember when you came to the Houston Rodeo and it was the greatest time I had at the Rodeo, was to hear you sing and see you in person.  I sang along with you.  Happy Holidays to you and Betty., Submit


Venue: Laughlin,NV
Name: Dee Nicholson
Comments: Personally, I thought this was a great show! What a versatile singer.  I don't think there is anything the man can't sing and sing well.  We need more albums!  Any with "Crying in the Chapel"? , Submit


Venue: Laughlin NV, November
Name: Diane Gillin
Comments: We went to your first show on the 21st.  It seemed like you were just going through the motions.  The crowd was trying to get into it but you guys were coasting (so you wouldn[t burn yourself out before the next show?)  We are used to seeing rousing shows for that kind of money., Submit


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Venue: Lee's Summit, Mo.
Name: Loraine
Comments: We were so glad to get to see Ricky in concert once again.  I sure never tire of hearing him sing.  Loved hearing him sing "America the Beautiful" and "My Way", as well as all the usual ones.  Enjoyed "Crying Time", well, what can I say, enjoyed them all, as well as the bands segment.  Thanks so much to Tim, for setting it up so we could present something to Ricky that we had been wanting to give to him for some time.  I was glad to see new shirts too.  Just keep singing, Ricky., Submit


Venue: Lee's Summit, Mo.
Name: Loraine
Comments: We were so glad to get to see Ricky in concert once again.  I sure never tire of hearing him sing.  Loved hearing him sing "America the Beautiful" and "My Way", as well as all the usual ones.  Enjoyed "Crying Time", well, what can I say, enjoyed them all, as well as the bands segment.  Thanks so much to Tim, for setting it up so we could present something to Ricky that we had been wanting to give to him for some time.  I was glad to see new shirts too.  Just keep singing, Ricky., Submit


Venue: Lee's Summit MO
Name: Barbara
Comments: As usual both shows were wonderful. Ricky's voice just keeps getting better with each concert. It was so nice of him to let us in for sound check. Before we went in we met with him outside for autographs and pictures. The band did a great job on all their songs and Tommy sang a song that he had written. Boy, was it good! It will be on his new CD soon.It was nice meeting all the RVS fans again. The benifis that Ricky Van is doing for the MO state Troopers have all be so gooood! Thank you Ricky Van for be such a nice person and giving of your time to make each of us feel special. Keep singing and I will always be listening., Submit


Venue: Concert At The Festival In The Park In Danville, VA
Name: Crystal Dalton
Comments: Comments:Ricky thank you so much for taking some of your time after your concert in the festival in the park and spending with me and my aunt Janet. You & Bettye just don't know how much that mean't to me. I have always wanted to meet you and I finally got a chance. My birthday is March 26th. So if you want to send me an e-card over the internet my e-mail address is Tiny@Gamewood.net. I loved the picture taking with you & Bettye. You have really got an really nice wife. Tell her that I love her book ( She Stay's and I really really really love your music!!! . Write Me Back                                Sincerely: Crystal Dalton, Submit


Venue: Concert At The Festival In The Park In Danville, VA
Name: Crystal Dalton
Comments: Comments:Ricky thank you so much for taking some of your time after your concert in the festival in the park and spending with me and my aunt Janet. You & Bettye just don't know how much that mean't to me. I have always wanted to meet you and I finally got a chance. My birthday is March 26th. So if you want to send me an e-card over the internet my e-mail address is Tiny@Gamewood.net. I loved the picture taking with you & Bettye. You have really got an really nice wife. Tell her that I love her book ( She Stay's and I really really really love your music!!! . Write Me Back                                Sincerely: Crystal Dalton, Submit


Venue: Renfro Valley
Name: Honey W,
Comments: Ricky thank you for a wonderful show in Renfro Valley. Oh, how wonderful to hear you sing "God Bless America" beautiful. "Tears in Heaven" what a thrill. I had never heard that song before and I don't want to hear anyone sing it but YOU.  Thank you so very much for meet and greet for  pics at sound check. A very special treat for my friend, Ruth, to get to meet you again after two years. You are the best. Can hardly wait for your new album. Your Band is just great!!! Ruth Rogers, Honey West Cuckler, Cols. Oh, Submit


Venue: Biloxi, Ms.
Name: Varnea
Comments: We had a great time, in Biloxi.!! Ricky you put on 4 WONDERFUL shows.  Thanks for singing, "I'LL LEAVE THIS WORLD LOVING YOU" and "LET IT BE ME", you and Tommy do such a wonderful job on that song.......I love it!! :)  Also, I have to say I really do enjoy getting to hear all the guys sing, they all have so much talent.  Tommy thanks for singing........"WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN".  Again, Ricky thanks, for all the wonderful music you give to us. Varnea from Arkansas rvsfan88@yahoo.com, Submit


Venue: October 19 & 20, 2001 Biloxi, MS
Name: Darlene Austin
Comments: It's been a while since I saw Ricky in concert.  It was great to hear 4 concerts at once.  My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  The band and all the guys were really nice.  They are all good sports.  I may have been in the back of the room, but I had the best seat in the house.  I look forward to another concert soon.   , Submit


Venue: Biloxi, MS  October 19 & 20, 2001
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Venue: Biloxi
Name: Debi Chronister
Comments: For anyone that missed it, Biloxi was an absolute blast!!!!  Four shows and two soundchecks all in one weekend.  Thank you Ricky, for spending time with us.  The shows were great (of course I've never been to one in 13 years that has not been).  Since Rita could not get off work to go, we called her on the cellphone Sat night last show and laid the phone on the table - so she listened to the entire concert.  She was thrilled and she got to talk to Tim, Tommy and Rod on the phone afterwards.  You did a beautiful job on "America The Beautiful". See you in Wheeling in a few weeks. , Submit


Venue: refro valley ky
Name: nancy williams
Comments: I have been a fan every since you started, seen as many of your shows that i could. I have all your cd's, tapes & even your lst viedo. Your show this past DSat nite at Refro Valey was great, I just wish it had been a little longer. At least I did get to shake hands with you. Really looking forward to your next cd. Hope "MY WAY" will be on it. You did a beautiful job singing it.  nancy.tax@gte.net, Submit


Venue: St. Ann's Round up   Pensacola, Florida
Name: Varnea
Comments: Once again RVS and the band put on two wonderful shows in Florida, we had a great time.  Loved hearing you sing "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL"!! Also loved Woody's new song......and Tommy's version of "When a Man Loves a Woman"!! You have the best band, and I do appreciate and enjoy hearing them perform!! Thanks for all the wonderful music, and a great time.  See you soon. Varnea/from Arkansas rvsfan88@yahoo.com, Submit


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Venue: Renfro Valley KY, Oct.13, 2001
Name: Nancy Castle (Dis)
Comments: Ricky, You were wonderful as always, nothing like hearing RVS Live!!! Just wanted to let you know, that (Tears In Heaven) was AMAZING!!!! Would Love to hear some of your new songs live though......8-)!!  (Just As I Am)will always be Dis KY girls favorite RVS song!!! Thanks Ricky for all you do for the Fans, and the time you give us at sound check for pics and such. You have the best band around Ricky!! Hugs Nancy, Submit


Venue: Renfro Valley Kentucky, October 13, 2001
Name: Jeanne Beckler
Comments: Both shows were GREAT! We enjoyed all the RVS originals plus getting to hear some of Ricky's versions of others songs.  There was a good variety of music, something for everybody.  Especially liked the addition of "God Bless America"! We talked to several people who were so surprised to see Ricky stay on stage for the entire show, almost two hours. They were used to entertainers taking breaks. Thanks Ricky & Band for a FUN weekend! Jeanne & Kyle Beckler, Morristown, TN , Submit


Venue: Renfro Valley Kentucky, October 13, 2001
Name: Jeanne Beckler
Comments: Both shows were GREAT! We enjoyed all the RVS originals plus getting to hear some of Ricky's versions of others songs.  There was a good variety of music, something for everybody.  Especially liked the addition of "God Bless America"! We talked to several people who were so surprised to see Ricky stay on stage for the entire show, almost two hours. They were used to entertainers taking breaks. Thanks Ricky & Band for a FUN weekend! Jeanne & Kyle Beckler, Morristown, TN , Submit


Venue: Renfro Valley Kentucky, October 13, 2001
Name: Jeanne Beckler
Comments: Both shows were GREAT! We enjoyed all the RVS originals plus getting to hear some of Ricky's versions of others songs.  There was a good variety of music, something for everybody.  Especially liked the addition of "God Bless America"! We talked to several people who were so surprised to see Ricky stay on stage for the entire show, almost two hours. They were used to entertainers taking breaks. Thanks Ricky & Band for a FUN weekend! Jeanne & Kyle Beckler, Morristown, TN , Submit


Venue: NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR  SEPT.29 2001
Name: KEITH ALVERSON
Comments: REALLY ENJOYED THE SHOW SATURDAY NIGHT... ESPECIALLY THE FIRST 30 MINUTES!! RICKY SANG ALL HIS HITS. THEN HE SANG "OKIE", "ROCKY TOP", AND "MY WAY". WHY SING ALL THESE SONGS RECORDED BY OTHER ARTISTS WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY GREAT SONGS OF OF YOUR OWN??  THEN RICKY LET HIS BAND PLAY FOR 20 MINUTES... COME ON RICKY.... PLEASE... WE CAME TO HEAR YOU SING ALL THOSE GREAT BALLADS YOU HAVE RECORDED.. THEY MAY GET BORING FOR YOU BUT FOR THOSE OF US THAT ONLY SEE YOU ONCE IN A FEW YEARS... WE REALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL SONGS!! MAYBE IF YOU HAD STAYED ON STAGE FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS IT WPOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY FOR THE BAND TO PLAY AND SING THAT LONG.. SINCE YOU LIKE TO RECORD OTHER ARTISTS'S SONGS YOU COULD TRY THESE THAT NEVER BECAME HITS BY ANYONE. GIVE A LISTEN TO "SWEETHEART" ORIGINALLY RECORDED BY THE BEE GEES AND ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINCK, "SHE WEARS MY RING"... RECORDED BY RAY PRICE AND ELVIS PRESLEY... BITTER THEY ARE HARDER THEY FALL"... RECORDED BY LARRY GATLIN... OR "MIDNIGHT"... RECORDED BY ELVIS.  ALL THESE WOULD BE GREAT IF RICKY SANG THEM FOR SURE!!  HE HAS SUCH A GREAT VOICE AND WOULD CERTAINLY PUT THEM AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS!!! REMEMBER RICKY... SING THE SONGS THAT BROUGHT YOU WHERE YOU ARE TODAY!!! THAT'S WHAT THE FANS REALLY WANT TO HEAR... BELIEVE ME!!!  SEE YOU SOON BACK ON THE ROAD!!!! , Submit


Venue: Myrtle Beach, SC
Name: Janet
Comments: Ricky really did an outstanding show on September 15th at the Alabama Theatre.  Thanks also for the time you spent with fans following the show before boarding your bus., Submit


Venue: Myrtle Beach, SC
Name: Janet
Comments: Ricky really did an outstanding show on September 15th at the Alabama Theatre.  Thanks also for the time you spent with fans following the show before boarding your bus., Submit


Venue: Alabama Theatre, Myrtle Beach, SC
Name: Jean M. King
Comments: Have been a fan of Ricky Van Shelton since 1987. Have seen his concerts in Florida, Mississippi and of course my hometown here in Myrtle Beach each year.  He beautiful voice just keeps getting better and better if tht is possible.  He and Bette are beautiful people.  I am a native of a Virginia town about 1 1/2 hours from their native home.  Looking forward to his new album.  By the way, you did great on Crying In The Chapel and aways I Did It My Way.  Continue the songs that made you popular in your concerts.  Love You., Submit


Venue: Anne Arundel County Fair, Maryland
Name: Sharon Straw
Comments: With all of the horrible events that have taken place in the past week, seeing RVS and the band was very heartwarming.  Just listening to Ricky's beautiful voice was soothing and uplifting.  After the show I heard many people chatting about how much they enjoyed it.  I hope Baltimore radio gets the point!, Submit


Venue: Anne Arundel County Fair-Maryland 9/16/01
Name: Linda
Comments: Took a friend who is not a country fan, but she enjoyed herself anyway.  I knew she would, what's not to like.  I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard Ricky sing and I became an instant fan.  He sings just a good today.  I never thought anyone could sing "Crying in the Chapel" as well as Elvis.  I was wrong.  What a pleasant addition to the concert. Thank you Ricky for a much needed enjoyable evening. Come back soon.  , Submit


Venue: Anne Arundel County Fair - Maryland 9/16/01
Name: Elaine McLaughlin
Comments: I have been a RVS fan from the beginning.  Yesterday I convinced my husband to attend with me and he too became an instant fan.  RVS arguably has the best voice ever in country music, or any other music venue for that matter.  His easygoing manner on stage makes one feel as though they really know him.  At a time when our country is recovering from the devastation and shock of the terrorism attack on our great nation, RVS was a needed breath of fresh air.  , Submit


Venue: Anne Arundel County Fair - Maryland 9/16/01
Name: Elaine McLaughlin
Comments: I have been a RVS fan from the beginning.  Yesterday I convinced my husband to attend with me and he too became an instant fan.  RVS arguably has the best voice ever in country music, or any other music venue for that matter.  His easygoing manner on stage makes one feel as though they really know him.  At a time when our country is recovering from the devastation and shock of the terrorism attack on our great nation, RVS was a needed breath of fresh air.  , Submit


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Venue: nancy ky
Name: david
Comments: it was an awesome show underneath that little tent and rickys one of the best enetertainers i have ever seen ad i got your autograph on my cowboy hat , Submit


Venue: kansas city mo.
Name: carol smith
Comments: Aug 29, Kansas City,MO...The show was fantastic, Ricky sounded better than ever and entertained us for hour and half or more. The local radio stations had lots of calls of first time of seeing a show and they were very happy and love to hear Ricky sing, they loved the show. , Submit


Venue: Swainsboro GA
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Comments: Swainsboro, Ga. was canceled because the folks putting on the show could not come up with the money....no fault of Rickys., Submit


Venue: Swainsboro Ga
Name: Betty
Comments: I am very upset and mad because he canceled this concert. He is just a no show Jones in My book and i may never buy another ticket., Submit


Venue: Luray VA
Name: Debi Chronister
Comments: Ricky did a fantastic concert at Luray.  If you were not able to be there, you sure missed it.  His mama and family were there and it seems he really outdid himself.  Of course, he is always the best, but Monday night was special.  We love you Ricky, been following you since 1987 and can't wait for you to finally come back to MD in September., Submit


Venue: albany kentucky
Name: patsy creekmore
Comments: Hello Ricky Van Shelton. I really enjoyed your concert at the Putnam Co fair It was just great.  I have enjoued your music ever since I heard The great song I ment Everyword he said. You were just marvelous  Keep up the great singing., Submit


Venue: albany kentucky
Name: patsy creekmore
Comments: Hello Ricky Van Shelton. I really enjoyed your concert at the Putnam Co fair It was just great.  I have enjoued your music ever since I heard The great song I ment Everyword he said. You were just marvelous  Keep up the great singing., Submit


Venue: Raleigh NC
Name: Michal Balicki
Comments: Hi Ricky,  My name is Michal Balicki and I like the song called "Walk On Faith." I've never heard your other songs before are they good? Michal Balicki, Submit


Venue: Misio84@aol.com
Name: Michal Balicki
Comments: Hi Ricky,  My name is Michal Balicki and I like the song "Walk On Faith." I never heard your other songs before. Are they good? Michal Balicki, Submit


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Venue: swanesboro geogia
Name: ricky van shelton
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Venue: swanesboro georgia
Name: ricky van shelton
Comments: I need 4 tickets for this saturday 9:00 show, Submit


Venue: Muskogee/Norman OK
Name: Sonya & Bob
Comments: I have already put this in Guest Book, but we're still talking about RVS concerts in Oklahoma.  We've driven many miles to see Ricky Van Shelton & hope to still do that, but it was just so great to have RVS in Oklahoma! We enjoy the concerts so very much, not only hearing the best voice ever and the great band, plus a gracious man BUT because his concerts make us feel so good & we have so much fun!!! (the lady mentioned earlier sat behind us & we talked before the show.  She was a L. Van Dyke fan from way back, said she'd never seen RVS & when she got up to leave we told her she was really going to miss some great music!}  Anyway, OKLAHOMANS are RVS fans & hope you'll return soon, can't be soon enough for us!!!!, Submit


Venue: Stanislaus County Fair Turlock CA
Name: SJ
Comments: Both concerts were great, Ricky has been my FAVORITE singer since the first second I heard his voice on the radio.  His voice brought tears to my eyes again.  I hope he comes back to Turlock soon. (I love Ricky, he's great, so cute, but I hope he lets his hair grow back), Submit


Venue: Stanislaus County Fair Turlock CA
Name: SJ
Comments: Both concerts were great, Ricky has been my FAVORITE singer since the first second I heard his voice on the radio.  His voice brought tears to my eyes again.  I hope he comes back to Turlock soon. (I love Ricky, he's great, so cute, but I hope he lets his hair grow back), Submit


Venue: CA. MID-STATE FAIR
Name: JOEL
Comments: JUST INCREDIBLE! THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME TO SEE RICKY IN CONCERT AND IT WAS AWESOME. MY WIFE AND I WERE AMAZED AT HOW GOOD HIS VOICE WAS. I HOPE MY PICTURES TURN OUT., Submit


Venue: Denison, Mustokee, and Norman
Name: Barbara Hussain
Comments: Thanks Ricky for THREE great shows!!!!! Just loved it all....your singing, your sound checks, meeting all the on-line fans.....and your band...and you....enjoyed having my picture taking with you and getting to chat with you....hope I get another chance to see your show again. So sorry I missed eating with you and the on-line fans at Calhouns...a very special thanks to the people at Calhouns for making arrangemnets for my kids....if I had not got lost I would have had a chance to eat with you all....enjoyed following your bus to Musktokee (sorry I keep misspelling this word)if we hadn't we been lost again:-/:-( ;-) ...so glad you stopped for gas,...my son said," Ricky just answered our prayers...WE need GAS!" :-) You sure made my kids happy.....and ME TOO;-)Insiyah wants to thank you, Rod for the pic you had with her...she will send you one soon....and Rick, you will get yours with us too. ;-) Barbara (Maria)BJH786110@aol.com , Submit


Venue: Stanislaus County Fair (Turlock CA.)
Name: Lane
Comments: Ricky Van Shelton put on two outstanding concerts I was glad to see him in concert again and was not dissappointed I also was glad to hear him end each show to "I Did It My Way" its so true and fitting even though the radio station that introduced him only played two songs of his that day if you live in the Turlock/Modesto area listen to The Ranch 93.9 as they play him a lot and Ricky please keep doing it your way. P.S. also thanks for autographing my hat and picture of you as my wife and i collect autographed pictures of the stars we see in concert and we have a wall we hang them on i was very glad to add you to "the wall" P.P.S i was also real impressed that he let each of his band members do a song solo as most just give each band member a few seconds ricky gave as much time as they needed to complete their song truely impressive im sure band members line up to play for him., Submit


Venue: Stanislaus County Fair (Turlock CA.)
Name: Lane
Comments: Ricky Van Shelton put on two outstanding concerts I was glad to see him in concert again and was not dissappointed I also was glad to hear him end each show to "I Did It My Way" its so true and fitting even though the radio station that introduced him only played two songs of his that day if you live in the Turlock/Modesto area listen to The Ranch 93.9 as they play him a lot and Ricky please keep doing it your way. P.S. also thanks for autographing my hat and picture of you as my wife and i collect autographed pictures of the stars we see in concert and we have a wall we hang them on i was very glad to add you to "the wall" , Submit


Venue: Muskogee  July 21, 2001
Name: Diane
Comments: I was able to have my lifelong dream come true when I saw Ricky in concert in Muskogee. It was truly the best nite of my life being able to enjoy his awesome voice. He really gives it his all and a very good job he did--indeed. I truly hope that he will come back to the area again so that I can enjoy another great nite of music by the BEST entertainer around. Also, I would just like to say to the lady who left your 2pm concert saying your show really stinks--she obviously needs her head examined. Believe me when I say it was the greatest show I have had the pleasure of attending and the money I spent on my ticket was the best money I have ever spent and I would do it all over again.  PLEASE come back real soon, Ricky. You always will be my very FAVORITE performer. Thanks for a great time!!!!, Submit


Venue: SOONER THEATER, NORMAN, OKLA.
Name: SHIRLEY HASBELL
Comments: RICKY, I WAS AT THE SHOW IN NORMAN LAST NIGHT, AND YOU WERE ABOSUTELY FANTASTIC!! I WAS SITTING ON THE FRONT ROW, RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. LAST NIGHT WAS THE FIRST TIME I EVER HEARD YOU SING "LINDA ON MY MIND" AND YOU SANG IT BETTER THAN CONWAY!!! I REALLY ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF THE SHOW. YOUR BAND IS REALLY TALENTED. PLEASE COME BACK TO OKLAHOMA AGAIN!! WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE!      YOUR # 1 FAN IN OKLAHOMA!!        SHIRLEY HASBELL -- SHAWNEE, OKLA., Submit


Venue: Calhouns-Denison
Name: Hallie
Comments: Ricky, Was at your show in Denison, Texas.  My two girlfriends and I have traveled all over the US to see you at different shows.  This was one of the greatest we had ever seen.  It seemed like you and the band were really enjoying yourselves. Ricky, please try and come more often to Texas.  So we can have another "Ricky Road Trip".  Thanks for signing my shirt and taking out the time to visit with us after the show.  Tell Tommy he is as sweet and good-looking as ever.  As you can tell, he is my favorite from your band.  Been with you a long time. Love ya lots, Hallie, Sheri and Elaine , Submit


Venue: Calhous-Denison
Name: Hallie
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Venue: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Name: MARLENE MARTIN
Comments: HI RICKY,  THERE IS NO OTHER SINER LIKE YOU. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF YOU FOR MANY YEARS BUT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO GET INTO YOUR FAN CLUB. BUT NOW THAT I HAVE A COMPUTER I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR SHOW AT THE HIDE OUT DURING HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW  SURE WISH YOU WOULD COME TO THE ARENA THERATER OR SOME WHERE  WHERE THERE A PRIVATE CONCERT SO WE COULD GET AUTOGRAPHS i HAVE YOUR GREEN FRIED TOMATO TEE SHIRT BETTYE SENT FOR GENE WATSON BENIFIT SHOW I GOT IT ON THE AUCTION I'LL REALLY CHERISH IT I THINK I HAVE ALL YOUR ALBUMS I WISH THEYD PLAY YOUR MUSIC ON RADIOS YOU RARELY HEAR YOU I CARRY CD  AND TAPES SO I CAN POP THEM IN PLAYERS  DO YOU HAVE MORE THAT 1 GOSPEL CD OR TAPE? E-MAIL ME AT MARLENEMARTIN@EV1.NET    THANKS  YOUR FAN, Submit


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Venue: Coffeyville,KS
Name: Johnny Howard , Nashville Tn.
Comments: This man is Country Music,and I am ashamed of the way Radio,and Record Companys in my home town have robbed this man with a GOD given voice for so many years. Its a lose we all share. My advice to must of the so called Country Stars in Nashville, come out and see Ricky Van Shelton live and take alot of NOTES!!!!!!, Submit


Venue: Muskogee, OK
Name: Cathy Bell, Joplin, MO
Comments: We just got back from seeing your show in Muskogee.  It was fantastic!!!  I also saw you in Coffeyville, KS on the 4th.  I have also seen you in concert twice before.  You are just the best.  I especially enjoy the way you go from song  to song, with no wasted time in between.  Looking forward to seeing you in Springfield, MO in September.  That will be the third time in 3 months, but still not often enough.  Please sing statue at least twice at every concert!!!  Thanks for the best concerts ever!!! , Submit


Venue: Muskogee, OK
Name: Cathy Bell
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Venue: Muskogee, Oklahoma 7-21-01
Name: Michelle H.
Comments: It had been about 10 years since I had seen ricky and I was so excited to see him in Muskogee!!  Ricky you still have it honey!!  your voice is so beautiful and clear as ever!!  The statue of a fool is my favorite song and If you sang that all night, that would be alright with me!! my husband is a musician and we really appreciated the time that you let your bank have on stage to showcase their talent!!  most artist would not do that!!  you are truly a kind man!!  we love you here in Oklahoma and hope that you come to the tulsa, Muskogee area again soon!!  Love you always, please keep singing and writing your children's books, we think that is a wonderful thing that you do for kids!! but I too miss your long hair!!Love always, Michelle, Submit


Venue: Calhouns, Denison, TX
Name: Marilyn B
Comments: Ricky:  It had been a while since I had seen one of your shows (please come to Texas more often), and the show at Calhouns was GREAT!  My sister and I were able to get excellent reserved seats, center stage, and what a show it was.  You still have that wonderful voice and range, and look great (but I  miss you having long hair).  I shot a whole roll of film, and the pictures came out great.  Please come to Texas again soon!  We miss you!, Submit


Venue: Calhouns, Denison, TX
Name: Marilyn B
Comments: Ricky:  It had been a while since I had seen one of your shows (please come to Texas more often), and the show at Calhouns was GREAT!  My sister and I were able to get excellent reserved seats, center stage, and what a show it was.  You still have that wonderful voice and range, and look great (but I  miss you having long hair).  I shot a whole roll of film, and the pictures came out great.  Please come to Texas again soon!  We miss you!, Submit


Venue: Muskogee, Oklahoma, July 21, 2001
Name: Rhonda
Comments: I have been a Ricky Van Shelton fan forever, but this was the first time I have seen Ricky in concert.  I live in California and have family living near Muskogee. When I found out that Ricky was going to be in concert in Muskogee, I arranged my vacation schedule around that concert because I wanted to see Ricky.  Let me tell you, this was without a doubt the best concert I have ever seen!  Ricky is absolutely fabulous and he sounded better than ever!  We were seated second row from the stage so we had a great view, and I was able to get a few close up pictures of Ricky - can't wait to get them developed!  Ricky sang all of my favorite songs of his.  His rendition of "Okie From Muskogee" was fantastic!  Merle couldn't have done it that good.  Ricky's voice is true pleasure to listen to; I could listen to him all day.  Anyone who is a  Ricky Van Shelton fan who has never seen him in person, you do not know what you are missing!  I highly recommend seeing Ricky in concert, you won't be disappointed! Ricky, if you see this, please come to Sacramento soon!  I will definitely be there!  You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rhonda, Submit


Venue: MUSCOGEE, OK.   7/21/01 MATINEE
Name: CHERYLL
Comments: FIRST TIME SEEING YOU IN PERSON, ENJOYED THE SHOW. MY MOM AND I WERE WITH A SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP ON A BUS WAITING FOR YOU TO COME OUT AND SAY HELLO. SORRY WE HAD TO GO, MISSED YOU, HA. TOUR GUIDE SAID SHE DIDN'T LIKE COUNTRY MUSIC, ASKED HER IF SHE LIKED ELVIS, YES, WELL YOU JUST MISSED HIM. MISTER SMOOTHY YOU MADE MY HEART PITTER PATTER LIKE IT HASN'T FOR A VERY LONG TIME. AND I AM ONLY 52. SO KEEP ON SINGING FOR US. MAMA LIKES YOU TOO AT 77YRS. HOW ABOUT TULSA NEXT TIME, WON'T NEED A TOUR BUS. STATUE OF A FOOL WAS GOOD BY JACK GREEN AND EXCELLENT BY YOU SWEETIE. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, CHERYLL, Submit


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Venue: MILWAUKEE WI
Name: TERRI AND AL STRODE
Comments: AFTER SEEING RICKY VAN FOR ABOUT THE 5TH TIME A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE ARE STILL AMAZED AT HIS TALENT!  WE HAVE ALL OF HIS CD'S LISTENING TO THEM FREQUENTLY AS HIS VOICE IS SO UNIQUE! WOULD YOU PLEASE CONSIDER RECORDING "MY WAY" AFTER HEARING RICKY SING IT HIS VERSION IS EVEN BETTER THAN ELVIS., Submit


Venue: Coffyville Kansas
Name: Shannon "Clay" Waltrip
Comments: I saw Ricky in Branson, Missouri back in the summer of 1989.  He, of course, put on a great show back then.  But, seeing him 13 years later was even better!  RVS and his band are how country music should be represented. I know I speak for the entire community of Coffeyville when I say "Thank You" for making our Fourth Of July Celebration one that we will be talking about for a long time!  Hope to see your tour bus roll up soon!  Thanks again - Clay Waltrip, Submit


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Name: Marjorie Parkhurst
Comments: Dear Ricky come to Indiana for my 19th birthday next year to sing to me Ricky Please ricky I do anything to meet you in person Ricky I love you Ricky., Submit


Venue: INDIAN RANCH - WEBSTER MA.
Name: MC
Comments: Ricky comes to the New England area so little. When we're lucky enough to be on the schedule, I buy my tickets early, and count the days until show time. This show was well worth the wait. Ricky and the band put on an upbeat and energy filled show. I've seen him in concert 5 times, and this one was the best of all. A good crowd (around 3000) saw a great show. I only wish it was longer. (about an hour 20)He has a great band, he has a new fiddle player, and the keyboard player and drummer were different than the last show, (Lancaster NH)I was at. I would have liked a few fried Green Tomatoes songs, but I'm not about to complain, I was throughly entertained. I do think he should have done "I'll leave this world loving you" that was requested by the couple celebrating their anniversary. But as it was he was lucky to beat the rain. It started just as the show ended. As stated above, the best Ricky Van show ever. Please, pleeeease come back this way more often.  MC , Submit


Venue: Buck Owens Crystal Palace
Name: Georgia Vaughn
Comments: I was so happy for you to come back to Bakersfield. I enjoyed the 9:30 show, Thursday, June 14. The concert was terrific as always. I, like the others, wish you would do autographs like you used to. Mine is getting pretty old. Thanks again, for coming. Georgia Vaughn, Submit


Venue: silverton casino las vegas nevada
Name: vicki bakka
Comments: Hello. I just wanted to tell you that I saw you last night and the show was great. Only wished that you could have signed autographs. Just wanted to say thanks for a great night out and good luck too you., Submit


Venue: R.E.C.C/Somerset,KY
Name: Beulah Sanders
Comments: Hello.Great show in Somerset.4 stars.Im the son of Beulah.We sat on the right hand of the stage looking at the Band.I recorded on a palmrecorder.Let me tell ya.That video is worth a million dollars s to here.Nothing less than a million.Shes totally in love with Ricky.We missed his last show at Renfro Valley.But definitley are going to be there this time.She got to touch his hand{words cant describe}.But she missed his autograph from all the push and shove Maybe she will get her chance.She enjoyed every minute of it.She got you to smile,as she took your picture.She is in LOVE with Rik.       , Submit


Venue: DANVILLE VA
Name: BEAVER
Comments: MAY 20TH -FOR THOSE OF YOU FANS THAT WERE NOT THERE, YOU MISSED RICKY FLATFOOTING ALL OVER THE STAGE WITH JULIE AND HEATHER. ONE GREAT CONCERT........, Submit


Venue: DECATUR, MS
Name: VERLA BARRETT
Comments: iT WAS A  GREAT CONCERT YOU AND YOUR BAND DID AT FOREST, MS JUNE 2.YOUR BAND IS THE BEST BAND I,VE SEEN ANY WHERE. NO ONE SINGS LIKE RVS, THE BEST VOICE IN COUNTRY MUSIC.A DEVOTED FAN., Submit


Venue: Paducah,Ky
Name: LAWanda   Raymond 
Comments: WOW!What a way to celebrate Mother'S Day. Paducah is a definite concert to attend.Absolutely lives up to reputation of being a highlight of his tour.It is very obvious a favorite stop for Ricky and his band as well.Loyal on line fans return year after year for fans reunion with pictures, albums, Items of all kinds in hopes that Ricky will sign them and he did. Thanks to manager,Tim, we had a great soundcheck for the fans, Ricky gave hugs, signed pictures,took time to talk to his loyal family, and we loved it.The band members gave us time whenever we ran into them in the halls, dining areas. What a great band he has. We love them all.  Concert was relaxed, everybody having a ball. Night of many requests from the fans,birthday,anniversary as well as graduation were honored.Ricky and band was turned on to the regular song line up, plus the audience was able to hear new song he is working on YourFreedom. Country Music Fans, you are in for a treat when this one hits the air. Wife,Bettye, came signing her book and autographs along with pictures and visiting with us fans. Faye, webmistress, was there as well. Both ladies far more beautiful than pictures.This loyal fan family is one of the greatest things to be part of. Ricky fans can have a blast, please join us if you like Ricky the way we love the man and his beautiful voice. Definitely the best in the business.Will never miss Paducah,Ky. as long as Ricky includes venue on his tour. Would drive the 780 miles one way  from Florida again tomorrow for another super perfect concert such as this. , Submit


Venue: Paducah, KY
Name: Trudy Lovell
Comments: Ricky looked and sounded great as usual.  He has the best voice of any entertainer I have ever heard and a great band.  It is wonderful going to a concert where everyone on stage is relaxed and having fun as well as playing great country music.  I really liked the new songs that Ricky and Tommy sang and it is always a treat to see everyone in the band perform, even Rodney's dance!  I have been going to any RVS concerts within driving distance for the past 11 years and I will continue to do so as long as Ricky performs.  He is just simply a great entertainer and a SUPER NICE guy.  Everyone in the band, crew and Ricky and Bettye themselves are so nice to the fans.  Can't wait for the next show in or near the West Tennessee area and I'll keep calling the radio station and requesting RVS!, Submit


Venue: Paducah, KY
Name: Trudy Lovell
Comments: Ricky looked and sounded great as usual.  He has the best voice of any entertainer I have ever heard and a great band.  It is wonderful going to a concert where everyone on stage is relaxed and having fun as well as playing great country music.  I really liked the new songs that Ricky and Tommy sang and it is always a treat to see everyone in the band perform, even Rodney's dance!  I have been going to any RVS concerts within driving distance for the past 11 years and I will continue to do so as long as Ricky performs.  He is just simply a great entertainer and a SUPER NICE guy.  Everyone in the band, crew and Ricky and Bettye themselves are so nice to the fans.  Can't wait for the next show in or near the West Tennessee area and I'll keep calling the radio station and requesting RVS!, Submit


Venue: Osceola,Iowa
Name: Cherie Crabtree
Comments: I just got home from one of the most wonderful concerts I have seen in a long time!!!! It had been 8 longs years sense i had seen Ricky in concert. He has only gotton better with age!!! He was so good!!! even my hubby who was not sure he would enjoy it loved it!! He said he was a true entertaner!!!Thank you RVs for the wonderful 2 concerts!!! Now I am ready for muskogee Okla. in July!!! It just makes me know that I won't be waiting 8 more years till the next one!!! Keep the faith Cherie   percher@metc.net, Submit


Venue: Osceola,Iowa
Name: Cherie Crabtree
Comments: I just got home from one of the most wonderful concerts I have seen in a long time!!!! It had been 8 longs years sense i had seen Ricky in concert. He has only gotton better with age!!! He was so good!!! even my hubby who was not sure he would enjoy it loved it!! He said he was a true entertaner!!!Thank you RVs for the wonderful 2 concerts!!! Now I am ready for muskogee Okla. in July!!! It just makes me know that I won't be waiting 8 more years till the next one!!! Keep the faith Cherie   percher@metc.net, Submit


Venue: Osceola, IA
Name: Lakeside Casino
Comments: I am a BIG fan of Ricky Van Shelton and I am so glad that I got the oppertunity to go see him so close to home.  I was so impressed with his performance and band!!!  He has one of the best voices out there.  His is No#1 in my eyes.  Such a down to earth person.  Can't wait to see him again. Ricky you are the best.   From A Big Iowa Fan!!!  , Submit


Venue: osceola iowa
Name: lakeside casino
Comments: this was the best concert i nave attended in years,Even my Son who is a rock fan really enjoyed it immensely. hope he comes to this area again soon, Submit


Venue: Silver Springs Theater/Ocala Fla.
Name: LaWanda
Comments: Had a very pleasant surprise this past week-end.  Was able to see Ricky and the Band only 10 days after seeing him in Caruthersville,Mo. In addition to the great two concert show in Missouri, I was able to meet many of the persons who post regularly in his fan groups.Weather was great in Ocala,Fla. this Sunday afternoon.85 degrees.Ricky and band was nice enough to fill in for scheduled Ray Price who is recovering from open heart surgery,  Janie Fricke opened for him and gave an hour long concert herself.  The band clowned and gave a very entertaining modified sound check of their instruments. No songs.  In addition to the regular songs that they do, "BACKROADS',CRIME OF PASSION, HOLE IN MY POCKET,LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY,PRETTY WOMAN,SIMPLE MAN,AND one of my favorites STATUE OF A FOOL, His combined ballad segment included Rockin Yrs, Meant Every Word He Said, Wonder Who Turned Out the Lights, Your Love Turned Me Around, and Just as I am.  The audience loved the band jamming on 'ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL., Was wanting him to do his new song FREEDOM, that he is working on,  Hope he records it soon. So beautiful.  Ricky closed with 'MY WAY', The audience was very receptive and glad to have Ricky at the Ampitheater once again. Great time had by all. How sweet it would be to hear that beautiful voice every week-end.  Must wait for Paducah next to hear him again. LaWanda from Homosassa,Fla. lawandaraymond@xtalwind.net. , Submit


Venue: Casino Aztar/Caruthersville, Mo.
Name: Varnea
Comments: Had a great time seeing RVS in Caruthersville, Mo. this weekend. 2 great shows. RVS and the band, really put on two wonderful shows. They sang all the regulars, like "STATUE OF A FOOL", "SIMPLE MAN", "WILD MAN", "BACKROADS", "PRETTY WOMAN", "GREAT BALLS OF FIRE", "LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY", "CRIME OF PASSION", "HOLE IN MY POCKET" and two songs of the new CD, "CALL ME CRAZY", and "FOOLISH PRIDE" which we all enjoyed. Ricky did a new song, that he said he and Bettye, cowrote when they first moved to Nashville......called "FREEDOM", it was gorgeous!!! Hope he records it someday!!! He said, it was the first time, they had ever done it in public. All the guys, in the band got to show off there great talents individually. Which I always love to hear them sing, they are all so talented. What a great bunch of guys. Great crowd both shows, they even put in some extra chairs. Ricky ended both shows with "MY WAY"...........what a wonderful time had by all. Can never get enough of that wonderful VOICE!!! Counting the days, until my next show next month!!! Varnea From Arkansas RVSFAN88@yahoo.com, Submit


Venue: Biloxi, MS
Name: BeaverSqueezer
Comments: Went to Ricky's show, for the fourth time, April 14, 2001 and it was great as usual.  Even though the shows are free, that's right free, the problem is he still will not come out and meet the fans after the show!  I have seen many big name stars on the Gulf Coast and the large majority take time for the fans.  They are willing to give something back to the fans who have given them so much. With as many trips that he makes down this way he could take the time to meet the fans every once in a while! Stll puts on one great show though!, Submit


Venue: Sauk Rapids, MN.
Name: Deb S.
Comments: I saw Ricky at Medina, MN. Another great show. This one was the best I've been to because it was the first time I've gotten front row seats. He has such an incredible voice! One song Ricky should think about recording is My Way. He does such a great job. Can't wait to see him again. Still waiting for the chance to meet him. Love the new CD., Submit


Venue: Plant City Strawberry Festival, Plant City Fla.
Name: LAWanda   Raymond 
Comments: How do you condense two fantastic shows into one little box.  During the first show at 4:30p.M. the bright western sunlight was hitting them all in the face and only the gusting breezes saved them from a great sweat bath.  Sun in the eyes and all they guys gave a marvelous show.  They opened with BACKROADS, and had the audience in their pocket from then on.  Ricky did his usual beautiful collection of Top ballads-SOMBODY LIED, STATUE OF A  FOOL, CRIED MY LAST TER FOR YOU, LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY, JACK TO A KING, ALL FAVOIRTIES OF MINE AND MORE.  When Ricky was giving the explanation obout Matchbox/Hole in my Pocket, he got tongue tied and couldn't get his words out straight briefly and finally said I am going to get this yet and he did- What a delivery of that song.  As usual Ricky allowed the audience to see and hear the varied talent of his band members- Tigar did hid Bottle Let Me Down,Tommy,-One Night I won't Forget, Woody his Beattlegrass version of We Can Work It Out, Walt did Mary's Dream, and the drummer RON GANAWAY- didi his solo.  Can that man ever make those drums talk, just like Gene Krupa for thos old enought to remember him, The band did an extended version of Orange Blossom Special and had a great time just jamming for the audience.Ricky sang Pretty Woman and others, and closed with MY WAY for the first show.We all had to leave and go get strawberry Shortcake before the next show. 2nd Show- In addition to the sun being down and cooler for the band, the audience had the priviledge of a hugh movie size screen displayed above the stage so everyone , even in the bleachers could see the show in great style.  Again Ricky told the audience the story of his shaved head and it being Betty's fault only this time he brought Betty to center stage and introduced her to the audience.  WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WIFE HE HAS, The band did most of the same songs that had been done in 1st show with many more greats.  I got to hear Great Balls of Fire, for the first time. WOW!, When he did Rock This Town, he changed a few words to thank Tampa, so nice, and when he did Pretty Woman- the Strawberry Festival Queen and her four attendants were on a platform in front of him and he sang to them.  The girls were all dresses in red sequined long formal gowns and looked like movie stars.  Again he closed with MY WAY.  That powerful clear voice makes that song ring thru the audience. 1st show about hour and half, second show 2 hrs for us fans.  In addition to all that I got to meet Buzz and Coral  Collins, what a great time my grandaughter Nikia and I had this night. You all should have come on down to Florida for this one. LaWanda       , Submit


Venue: Plant City Strawberry Festival, Plant City Fla.
Name: LAWanda   Raymond 
Comments: How do you condense two fantastic shows into one little box.  During the first show at 4:30p.M. the bright western sunlight was hitting them all in the face and only the gusting breezes saved them from a great sweat bath.  Sun in the eyes and all they guys gave a marvelous show.  They opened with BACKROADS, and had the audience in their pocket from then on.  Ricky did his usual beautiful collection of Top ballads-SOMBODY LIED, STATUE OF A  FOOL, CRIED MY LAST TER FOR YOU, LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY, JACK TO A KING, ALL FAVOIRTIES OF MINE AND MORE.  When Ricky was giving the explanation obout Matchbox/Hole in my Pocket, he got tongue tied and couldn't get his words out straight briefly and finally said I am going to get this yet and he did- What a delivery of that song.  As usual Ricky allowed the audience to see and hear the varied talent of his band members- Tigar did hid Bottle Let Me Down,Tommy,-One Night I won't Forget, Woody his Beattlegrass version of We Can Work It Out, Walt did Mary's Dream, and the drummer RON GANAWAY- didi his solo.  Can that man ever make those drums talk, just like Gene Krupa for thos old enought to remember him, The band did an extended version of Orange Blossom Special and had a great time just jamming for the audience.Ricky sang Pretty Woman and others, and closed with MY WAY for the first show.We all had to leave and go get strawberry Shortcake before the next show. 2nd Show- In addition to the sun being down and cooler for the band, the audience had the priviledge of a hugh movie size screen displayed above the stage so everyone , even in the bleachers could see the show in great style.  Again Ricky told the audience the story of his shaved head and it being Betty's fault only this time he brought Betty to center stage and introduced her to the audience.  WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WIFE HE HAS   , Submit


Venue: Plant City Strawberry Festival, Florida
Name: hobbyhcoll@aol.com
Comments: When Ricky opened the show with Backroads I thought I had died and gone to heaven. What apowerful voice. I have waited since 1993 when he was in Bangor, Maine to see him.I left for Fl. the Thurs. before. It was worth waiting for. I love the Merle Haggard song on his own Cd company "when the Feeling goes away., Submit


Venue: Medina, Minnesota
Name: Dolly & Tony
Comments: Ricky and the band rocked!!  However, suggestion do not open with Memphis next time you visit Minnesota.  Open with "Killer Hayseeds"!!, Submit


Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada
Name: Larry and Sharon
Comments: We have the C.D. "Don't Overlook Salvation", So when we saw Ricky was going to be in Laughlin, Nevada and we were there, we went to his show, we were very disapointed that he didn't sing any Christian songs.  We hope he considers this at his upcoming concerts., Submit


Venue: Myrtle Beach, SC & Cattle Annie's (Lynchburg, VA)
Name: Janet Poole
Comments: Just found this page on the web page, so it's been a while since we saw Ricky in concert at the above mentioned shows. As usual, his performances were spectacular!! He continues to give 200% to his fans during concerts. He seems to get energized as the shows go on. It's great to know that he'll be back at Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach again next September. But I sure hope he'll be performing somewhere within driving range at least once before then. Can't have too much of his smooth voice and great performance. His show at Cattle Annie's was extremely great--we stood during the entire show and didn't even realize the time had passed so quickly--we were mesmerized!! Sure hope his tour schedule brings him back to Central Virginia real soon. Janet of Virgilina & LuLu of South Boston will surely be there!!!  , Submit


Venue: Bakersfield, Ca.
Name: Geomv@hotmail.com
Comments: Just saw Ricky Van at the Crystal Palace last night, as always a terrific show. I've seen him 5 times and the show is always as exciting as the first time I saw him. Wish he would come here more often. I never tire of listening to him; also if you haven't bought Fried Green Tomatoes and Blue Christmas, hurry out and get them, they're wonderful!!!! , Submit


Venue: porterville,ca
Name: kathulsey@mindspring.com
Comments: just got home from ricky's show at the crystal palace in bakersfield ca. excellent show!!very talented band,really enjoyed watching them each perfoem their speciality.always love to listen to ricky's wonderful voice.love ya ricky!!, Submit


Venue: Warner,O.K.
Name: elwaynmbr7@hotmail.com
Comments: I went to his concert in 1999 at Madil,O.K.,we went right in front of the stage and took pictures,we got pictures of his nice buses to,it was great,thanks Ricky., Submit


Venue: Warner,O.K.
Name: elwaynmbr7@hotmail.com
Comments: I went to his concert in 1999 at Madil,O.K.,we went right in front of the stage and took pictures,we got pictures of his nice buses to,it was great,thanks Ricky., Submit


Venue: EDMOND, OK
Name: CASEYJ2@MSN.COM
Comments: Ricky Van will always be my favorite whether he ever makes another video or song.  He has a voice from heaven and can out sing anyone.  I have seen him sing when his throat was sore and I've seen him when his back was hurting him so bad, he had to sit in a chair to perform and he still can out sing anyone.  His new cd is great, but Statue of a Fool and My Way are still his best.  Also Crying in the Chapel rates up there also.  I've been to dozens of concerts and he gets better with age.  The old saying "I'm not getting older, I'm getting better" should be his trade mark.   Hope he comes to Oklahoma again.  He has a lot of fans here.  Young and Old.   Ricky Van keep up the great work.   JANE C, Submit


Venue: Volusia County Fair,Oct 11,2000  DeLand Florida
Name: lawandaraymond@xtalwind.net
Comments: Here is my review of the Volusia County Fair performance October 11,in DeLand Fla that I was so fortunate to be able to attend.  The weather was cool, in a nice big expo building, and free to the public which allowed many to see our Ricky for the first time.  And the local radio station, US-93 Country had worked with Tim so many non fan club members got the opportunity wers allowed to meet Ricky at a pre-show meet and greet.  That was awesome in itself, but the show just blew you away.  Some dear friends of Ricky werepresnet from Dayton and Ricky was so happy to see T.J. and his family.Ricky and his band - 7 and 1/4 - were fine tuned and turned on.  The first portion of the show was allocated to our favorites.  He did his ballad melody which included my favorites- Life turned her that way, and ROCKIN YEARS- so fantastic that all I could do when was stand and scream WOW!!! at the top of my voice. I had a front seat not 8 ft from Ricky for 2 hours so he heard me every time I was screaming and hollowering and just chuckled at me onstage.Many of the favorites such as STATUE OF A FOOL brought standing ovations from the audience. Ricky and band did PRETTY WOMAN, CRIMES OF PASSION, JACK TO A KING, LONG TALL TEXAN,SIMPLE MAN, and our other favorites.  I go to many country concerts and RVS is the only performer who so generously shares so much of his show time with his band.  Woodie did his Beatlegrass, George his Dog for a Car Ride song, Rodney his now famous dance to get to go fishing routine, Walt did a new song "Bettyes dream", I believe it was called but great song, Walt did "The bottle let me down" and Tommy a song that allowed his steel guitar to talk while he was singing  Ricky asked Tim to go to the bus and get Rodney's boots that he had split down the back so he could get his Knees to the bottom of the boots.  Ricky told the audience he wasn"t sure if this was his new Tim Conway or Little Jimmy Dickens routine.  The band did several songs from their new album FGT, CALL ME CRAZY',FOOLISH PRIDE,I THINK I LIKE IT HERE, Ricky closed the show with "MY WAY" as only Ricky Van can do it.  Again many thanks to you RICKY and TIM for giving us such a FANTASTIC CONCERT.  You sure Know how to make your fan club and audience feel as though they are the most important people in this world.  THANK YOU.  , Submit


Venue: vineland,nj
Name: edieewick.553539@aol.com
Comments: RVS CONCERT AT CUMBERLAND COUNTY COLLEGE IN VINELAND NJ, WAS AWESOME!! IT'S NICE TO SEE HIM DO A SHOW FOR A SMALL CROWD, IT GAVE THE COMMUNITY A GREAT FEELING THAT HE WOULD PERFORM LOCALLY INSTEAD OF GOING TO ATLANTIC CITY. HATS OFF TO RICKY AND THE BAND FOR A JOB WELL DONE, DIDN'T EXPECT ANYTHING DIFFERENT FROM HIM. RICKY IS A TRUE SHOWMAN.   , Submit


Venue: Maryville, TN
Name: Nancy castle96@foothills.net
Comments: RVS was wonderful as always......put on a great show......sang for a hour and 45 minutes....Thanks Ricky! , Submit


Venue: Cumberland County College, VINELAND, NJ
Name: Glenn/grc@snip.net
Comments: RVS and band put on an exceptional show here in the heart of South Jersey!  The first half of the show Ricky and the band played all of Ricky's greatest hits, much to the delight of the audience.  Statue of a Fool got Ricky a standing ovation from some of his most loyal fans.  Ricky then proceeded to give his talented band an opportunity to individually perform.  Ricky Van Shelton has to be one of the most generous performers to give such a large spot in his show to his band.  Every other performer just gives each band member a brief introduction, but Ricky and band have alot of fun with this part of the show and it comes across that way to all in the audience.  If Ricky isn't careful, Tigar, Woody and his "Beatlegrass", George and "his riding in the car with a dog", Walt, Rockin Rodney and his "dancing", and Tommy might give him become an act of their own!!! Several more numbers were performed by Ricky and the band before ending his 90 minute show with Ricky's rendition of My Way.  , Submit


Venue: Mississippi State Fair/Jackson MS.
Name: Varnea Parker/rvsfan88@yahoo.com
Comments: What a great time we had in Jackson, Ms. on Thursday night.  Ricky and the band put on another wonderful show, desite the terrible heat.  Ricky sang his heart out for 1 hour and 45 minutes, and it was great.  I have to say I love the way Ricky introduces the band members.....they are all so talented......I love hearing everyone of them sing.......and Rod dancin, and yes even hearing George sing! LOL (I'm only kidding)   The show opened with "BACKROADS" and they sang so many of our favorites......"STATUE OF A FOOL", "SIMPLE MAN", "KEEP IT BETWEEN THE LINES", "MATCHBOX/HOLE IN MY POCKET", "SOMEBODYLIED", "ROCK THIS TOWN", "CRIME OF PASSION", "CALL ME CRAZY", "FROM A JACK TO A KING", "WILD MAN", "LONG TALL TEXAN", "MY WAY" and so many many more wonderful songs.  Ricky just keeps giving it his all......His voice is like no other.  RICKY THANKS FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL SHOW!!!!! IT WAS FUN!!!  If anyone out there that hasn't seen RICKY do a live performance, you indeed missing something!!!  I've seen alot of shows and there TOP NOTCH!!!!, Submit


Venue: Mid-South Fair And Rodeo/ Memphis,Tn.
Name: Gina Craft@webtv.net
Comments: I just wanted to share my delight with the wonderful performance that was given by Ricky Van Shelton at The Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis,Tn.  The show was not as long as it usually has been in the past;however hearing him sing in person was worth attending the concert.  He has the most beautiful voice in the world.  He sang one song from his new album and all of the people sitting near me were commenting on how much they liked the song.  I wish that he could have more concerts in Memphis., Submit


Venue: MILTON IN
Name: CH - LITTLE ROCK
Comments: AWESOME SHOW!!! OF COURSE, RICKY IS SUCH A PROFESSIONAL, WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT.  HE'S REALLY GREAT WITH HIS FANS - TAKING TIME OUT TO BE WITH THEM WHEN YOU KNOW HE'D PROBABLY RATHER BE RESTING UP FOR THE SHOWS.  WHAT A GUY!!!, Submit


Venue: Pigeon Forge, TN
Name: The Reagans, Altus, OK nannybob@intellisys.net
Comments: "Got the last of our pictures back from PF & sort of "relived" the trip and concert!  We forgot to mention how great the band is...don't know how we could forget THAT!!  'Loved every minute of that concert & just had to say it AGAIN & say how geat the band members are...loved that "chicken dance & dog song", along with the others. I promise to "shut up & go away about it now!", Submit


Venue: Ogden, Utah  August 11, 2000
Name: tannis zamora
Comments: Hi Miss Magic, Here is the review for the Ogden, Utah Weber County Fair concert that Ricky and the guys did on August 11, 2000.  Thank you again for having this page available to all of us who can't go to some of the concerts. We always feel like we are there after reading some of the reviews from so many of Ricky's fans. The show was FANTABULOUS!!! Ricky had backstage and Tim Bowers, the tour manager came and got us to go back for a meet and greet.  It sure is wonderful to be a fan club member and receive this kind of recognition. Thank you Tim and Ricky for making my concert so much more special. Ricky sang all of the usuals, opening with Backroads and then Cried My Last Tear For You.  He got that crowd up and on their feet.    When he finally stopped to take a breath he said it sure was hot were we sweatin?   He was and sweat was just a running down well you know where.  Rod went to get Ricky a towel and Ricky said no I can't put that towel where I need to put it. The whole audience just cracked up.  He said his pants was wet and the audience told him to turn around and he said no he wadn't agonna do it and as Miss Loretta Lynn says you aint a gonna make me neither!!!! The band sang as well.  Tigar did "The Bottle Let Me Down", Woody did "Ode to Billie Jo", George did his dog song and cracked up the audience royally.  The song Walt did was one he wrote and not sure but think it was called "Take It Away".  Rod danced but not like usual and Ricky told the audience that he was usually more into it but that his inlaws were in the audience and Rod said "yeah they are the ones under the chairs". Tommy did "Crazy Arms".  From the new album Ricky did "Call Me Crazy", Foolish Pride", "Think I Like It Here" and said "Think I Like It Here" may be a single.  It was just a real good song.  Called "Foolish Pride" an original Traditional Country Song.  Ricky got 5 standing ovations throughout the show and that is not to mention the applause during most of the songs.  He had that audience in the palm of his hand. He ended the show with "My Way" and the audience clapped for a good 5 minutes.  It was just an awesome show.  Thank you Ricky Van Shelton. And thank you to the 7 1/4 band.  Ricky said you guys were the best band in the business and that Man KNOWS OF WHICH HE SPEAKS. luv yas  tannis zamora  elko, nevada, Submit


Venue: Pigeon Forge
Name: Sonya & Bob Reagan,Altus,OK nannybob@intellisys.net
Comments: P.S. on PG concert review: I was interrupted during my comments & just read what I wrote this morning...I did not mean to imply OK is not proud of our performers/artists...we are!  I left out the word "talented artists,".  Be that as it may...we ARE RVS all the way & we always will be...again...wonderful concert & THANKS!, Submit


Venue: Pigeon Forge
Name: Honeywest
Comments: Hi Ricky, Bettye: Thank you so much for a wonderful concert in Pigeon Forge.  Bettye, thank you for being so gracious to us.  It is hard to describe what a wonderful two days it was.  Ricky I loved every song you sang and especially when you sang Happy Birthday to that little angel, for she had pure adoration in her eyes for you. Oh, I sure enjoyed the "Long Tall Texan" like I never did before. Ha. One of your best shows.  Every song was just better than the next one.  The harmonies on 'I"m the One" actually vibrated.  Wonderful. Thanks again for making this another memorable weekend, one we will never forget. Love, Honey & Jack   P.S.I think he is getting hooked. , Submit


Venue: Pigeon Forge,TN
Name: Sonya & Bob Reagan,Altus, OK nannybob@intellisys.net
Comments: It sure is a loooong way from SW OK to PF,TN!!  An RVS concert is worth every mile & then some...my very first time for a sound check & I really felt like SOMEBODY~ A great concert & thanks for the autograph on the back of my shirt!! Thanks for the wonderful talent you share with us...we're RVS fans from the beginning & it just keeps getting better!  Oklahoma loves your music...we have a lot of artists from Ok, but....I'm sorry...they just can't compare OR KEEP IT COUNTRY!, Submit


Venue: Pigeon Forge TN - July 28-29,2000
Name: Beth Anderson bethaa@cfw.com
Comments: Hi ya'll, I'm BACK!  Weary for sure.  I am going to bed, right after I write you all, and make sure that everything is in working order, with the rest of the 'stuff' going on.  We have a 'new' person whom some of you met in Pigeon Forge, joining us today, via digest.  The problem is - I lost her address.  Betty Foret - are you out there?  Reading me loud and clear?  I cannot remember if your address is a "dot com" or a "dot net", so I subbed both - and figure one will bounce at me for being wrong, by tomorrow morning. Glad to see a lot of you made it back already.  We decided against tackling Sunday interstate traffic, so we enjoyed another day in PF, on Sunday.  All traffic was gone by Sunday morning, and it was a breeze to travel around after all that mess on Friday and Saturday.  I think a lot of that was due to the craft fair being held in Gatlinburg.  We did not go to Gatlinburg, but I was glad to know that a lot of the rest of you did.  I don't care for the town much - it's too 'cramped up' to suit me.  I know that a lot of you did go, and even found the Thomas Kinkade galleries there!  8-) I have to agree with Mary Jo.  Friday's show was great - but I quite frankly have never seen a show like he put on, on Saturday...... I've never seen him get so many requests, and so many people wanting his autograph during the show!  I also have to say - I've never seen so many folks before at soundcheck - there are lots of 'new' fans out there ??  If so, I think that's great!  I was so glad to meet so many of you!!  Especially Mary Ireson, Mary Dunford, Sissy, Betty Foret, Sharon P, and we may be getting a new lady to the list - named, SISSY!! We're going to have to start going by our social security numbers, you know?? We'll have 3 Betty's (if you include Sunny - but I'd rather call her Sunny), and two Sissy's, and goodness knows how many Linda's............ oh lordie!!  I just can't even remember who all I got to see "again", and all the new folks - but I was so glad to see you!  Jeanne B --- I MISSED you!!  How did that happen??? No LaRue, we didn't take the guitar.  I was aggravated enough over Cody's haircut, and I decided to wait "at least another year" or so, to see if Cody will take up and learn it, or give it up.  Sometimes Cody's concentration levels are not so good - at other times, (as was obvious on Saturday night), they are tremendous.  I don't know if any of you were sitting near us - well, Mary I, I know you were, but we were on "opposite ends".........  but I wanted to assure the rest of you that Cody was NOT having spasms during "Call Me Crazy".  Mom kept asking him if he was ok!!  He was keeping rhythm to the song, ONLY moving his neck......... no other body part, at all.  It looked like a "new Rodney dance"!! Speaking of Rod.........  haha!!  Well, it appears I'm going to have to bring my "vase hat" with me next time and get him to autograph it.  I have one EXACTLY like it!!  I bought it years ago, in Pigeon Forge.  Archie Campbell used to have a show in PF, nightly, along with his son, Phil.  And they used those hats in the show, and sold them to their audience!  (And, I just HAD TO HAVE IT!)...... 8-) Tim was great, on Saturday - but you know if the folks that were only at Saturday show, and didn't go to Friday, to see Ricky get the horse, and ride it himself - they certainly did miss out!!  It's too bad the horse really wasn't WHITE, as the song says!  Oh wow - and Cryin In The Chapel, was beautiful......... and Amazing Grace, I can't even tell you how pretty that was.  It just shows you how badly he needs to be doing a second gospel album. Long Tall Texan, on both nights - was great!  I HOPE I got some nice shots of him shaking hands with the crowd after Friday show.  I had front row, but was on the side, but he did come over to where I was at the end.  Everyone else moved forward to shake hands - I sat back and snapped pics, with my throwaway camera. (Oh - Cody was 'mad', because he forgot his camera - I let him use up the rest of mine, on Saturday's show).  He transferred from our room, to his mom and dad's room (they came to PF, but on Saturday).  We were supposed to have adjoining rooms..........  however, you can only count them as adjoining, if you like walking up two ramps.........  (1st floor, to 3rd floor does NOT count as adjoining, in my way of thinking)........... anyway, we moved Cody upstairs to his mom and dad's room, and his camera got locked IN the room..........  so he wasn't too happy about that! Yes Mary Jo, I knew you'd like "Happy Trails".......  I thought he did a nice job with it, considering it was such an 'impromptu' performance!  Poor George - I felt bad that he couldn't remember anymore jokes on Saturday when they needed him.  I was kinda hoping for another song from him!! The rest of the band was great - I enjoyed "Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down", by Tigar, (on Friday).  And I always like "Lonesome Whistle", too - (done by Woody). Did ya'll notice Walt's "very purple" shirt, on Friday?  I started to holler up and ask 'why he didn't wear purple"!!  Then they shone the purple lights on him, and that really made it look bright!! Ricky sounded and looked wonderful - at both shows, and definitely both soundchecks.  I'm glad to hear you got pics MJ - I have not developed mine or Cody's yet.  I hate to see what Cody did - I have a feeling a lot is wasted. Burger King really loved my family - it's where I ate all meals, for two days, with exception of the brunch!  Soundcheck ran so late, that we had to hurry up and get out, so we could come back!  And me, being diabetic - had to EAT!  So, I was in the car eating BK food, when I wasn't 'at' the theater!!  It made for a lot of rushing around - but it was loads of fun!!  I hope RVS will be scheduled back to PF again and again --- it's one place I can always convince my family 'they need to go'!!   8-) I gotta get off here......... it's getting late, and I'm beat!! See ya'll Bethie - p.s. -- Nina - great job while I was gone...