1990 Ricky Van Shelton – RVS III

RVS III is the third album by country music artist by Ricky Van Shelton. The singles released from the album were “Statue of a Fool” (#2), “I’ve Cried My Last Tear for You”(#1), “I Meant Every Word He Said” (#2), and “Life’s Little Ups and Downs” (#4). The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on April 8, 1991.[2]

The album includes several covers. “Oh, Pretty Woman” is a cover of Roy Orbison’s famous song. “Sweet Memories” was recorded by Willie Nelson in 1979 for his album of the same name. “Statue of a Fool” was a #1 hit for Jack Greene in 1969 and a #10 in 1974 for Brian Collins, and “Life’s Little Ups and Downs” was a #41 for Charlie Rich in 1969.


1 I’ve Cried My Last Tear For You 2:27
2 Statue Of A Fool 3:00
3 You Would Do The Same For Me 2:58
Life’s Little Ups And Downs 3:33
5 I’m Starting Over 3:23
6 Love Is Burnin’ 2:51
7 Not That I Care 2:38
8 Oh Pretty Woman 2:47
9 I Meant Every Word He Said 2:58
10 I Still Love You 4:00
11 Sweet Memories 3:17


Bass Tom Robb
Drums Eddie Bayers
Drums Tommy Wells
Guitar Ricky Van Shelton
Guitar Larry Byrom
Guitar Steve Gibson
Acoustic Guitar Mark Casstevens
Steel Guitar Paul Franklin
Steel Guitar Tommy Hannum
Mandolin Steve Gibson
Piano Barry Beckett
Accordion Roy Huskey Jr
Fiddle Mark O’Conner
Vibes Farrell Morris
Background Vocals Louis Dean Nunley
Background Vocals John Wesley Ryles
Background Vocals Lisa Silver
Background Vocals Bergen White
Background Vocals Dennis Wilson
Vocals Ricky Van Shelton

Other Musicians

11 Sweet Memories

Bass David Hungate
Vocals Brenda Lee