Van Shelton was born on Jan. 12, 1952 in Danville, Virginia. He released his debut album, "Wild-Eyed Dream," in 1987, and was an immediate success in the U.S. country charts. He has released 17 albums in total, including six collaborations and two Christmas albums. In 2006, he decided to retire from the music business at the age of 54.
Van Shelton has been married to Bettye Witt since Aug. 4, 1986, the same year Van Shelton signed to CBS Records.Learn more about Art & Literature