Living Proof (Ricky Van Shelton song)

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"Living Proof"
Single by Ricky Van Shelton
from the album Loving Proof
B-side "Somebody's Back in Town"
Released July 1989
Format 7" single
Recorded 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:32
Label Columbia Nashville
Songwriter(s) Steve Clark and Johnny MacRae
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton singles chronology
"Hole in My Pocket"
"Living Proof"
"Statue of a Fool"

"Hole in My Pocket"
"Living Proof"
"Statue of a Fool"

"Living Proof" is a song written by Johnny MacRae and Steve Clark, and recorded by American country music singer Ricky Van Shelton. It was released in July 1989 as the fourth single from the album Loving Proof. It was Shelton's sixth No. 1 single on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart that October.


The song is a ballad paying tribute to a long-standing love.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[1] 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1989) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 8
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 12


  1. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6559." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. October 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "Ricky Van Shelton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1989". RPM. December 23, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Best of 1989: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013. 
  • Whitburn, Joel, "Top Country Songs: 1944-2005," 2006.

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