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RICKY VAN SHELTON CALLS IT QUITS

Ricky Van Shelton, one of the leaders of country's "new traditionalist" movement of the 1980s, has decided to call an end to touring and performing.

After 10 Billboard No. 1 singles, including "Life Turned Her That Way" and "I Am a Simple Man," and two CMA Awards—the 1988 Horizon and 1989 Male Vocalist honor—Ricky Van feels that the time has come to return to his native Virginia with his wife Bettye. In a letter to his fans, Ricky Van stated that, "I have asked to be released from the performance obligations that have been made for the rest of this year." Citing the recent deaths of his dad and mother-in-law, he added, "We want to be involved with our immediate families and be available to them and their needs."

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