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RVS III (Ricky Van Shelton album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Ricky Van Shelton
Released January 16, 1990
Recorded Mid 1989
Genre Country
Length 34:22
Label Columbia Nashville
Producer Steve Buckingham
Ricky Van Shelton chronology
Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas
(1989)Ricky Van Shelton Sings Christmas1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I've Cried My Last Tear for You" (Tony King, Chris Waters) - 2:29
  2. "Statue of a Fool" (Jan Crutchfield) - 3:04
  3. "You Would Do the Same for Me" (Rory Bourke, Mike Reid) - 3:01
  4. "Life's Little Ups and Downs" (Margaret Ann Rich) - 3:37
  5. "I'm Starting Over" (Kix Brooks, John Wesley Ryles, Mark Sherrill) - 3:27
  6. "Love Is Burnin'" (Donny Kees, Frank J. Myers) - 2:55
  7. "Not That I Care" (Cindy Walker) - 2:43
  8. "Oh, Pretty Woman" (William Dees, Roy Orbison) - 2:51
  9. "I Meant Every Word He Said" (Joe Chambers, Bucky Jones, Curly Putman) - 3:00
  10. "I Still Love You" (Ricky Van Shelton) - 4:08
  11. "Sweet Memories" (Mickey Newbury) - 3:21


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 53


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Greatest Hits Plus (CD). Ricky Van Shelton. Columbia Records. 1992. 52753.