1987 Ricky Van Shelton – Wild-Eyed Dream

Wild-Eyed Dream is the title of the debut album by country music artist Ricky Van Shelton. The first singles released from the album from 1986 to 1988 were “Wild-Eyed Dream” and “Crime of Passion”, which charted at #24 and #7, respectively. The last three singles, “Somebody Lied”, “Life Turned Her That Way”, and “Don’t We All Have The Right” all reached #1. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on July 24, 1989.[1]

“Working Man’s Blues” is a cover of the Merle Haggard song, while “Crazy over You” was also released by the duo Foster & Lloyd as their debut single. “Life Turned Her That Way” was previously a #11 single in 1967 for Mel Tillis, and “I Don’t Care” a #1 single for Buck Owens in 1964. Conway Twitty also recorded “Somebody Lied” for his 1985 album Don’t Call Him a Cowboy. “Don’t We All Have the Right” was originally recorded by Roger Miller on his 1970 album Trip in the Country.


1  Ultimately Fine (Samuel Lianas, Kurt Neumann) 3:07
2  Crime Of Passion (Walt Aldridge, Mac McAnally) 3:24
3  Life Turned Her That Way (Harlan Howard) 3:23
4  I Don’t Care (Buck Owens) 2:17
5  Don’t We All Have The Right (Roger Miller) 2:36
6  Wild-Eyed Dream (Alan Rhody) 2:49
7  Baby, I’m Ready (Floyd Wilson) 2:23
8  Somebody Lied (Joe Chambers, Larry Jenkins) 3:21
9  Crazy Over You (Radney Foster, Bill Lloyd) 3:21
10  Working Man Blues (Merle Haggard) 2:43



BassDavid Hungate
BassTom Robb
BassMichael Rhodes
Double BassRoy Huskey Jr
DrumsEddie Bayers
DrumsTommy Wells
GuitarRichard Bennett
GuitarSteve Gibson
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Steel GuitarSonny Garrish
Acoustic GuitarRicky Van Shelton
Acoustic GuitarSteve Buckingham
Acoustic GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarDon Potter
MandolinHoot Hester
PianoDennis Burnside
PianoRandy McCormick
PianoTony Migliore
FiddleHoot Hester
Background VocalsJohn Wesley Ryles
Background VocalsBergen White
Background VocalsDennis Wilson
PercussionHarry Stinson
VocalsRicky Van Shelton

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Buckingham
Engineer Assistant) – Dennis Richey, Rocky Schnaars
Mastered By – Denny Purcell
Recorded By, Mixed By – Joe Bogan

Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters