No. 62: Ricky Van Shelton, ‘Rockin’ Years’ (Feat. Dolly Parton) – Top 100 Country Love Songs
This cut from Ricky Van Shelton’s ‘Backroads’ album reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, giving Shelton his eighth No. 1. Shelton and Dolly Parton trade lyrics in this hit from 1991 — a true country love duet. They’re two halves of a union that are forever bonded by their word. It’s a simpler kind of love that we tend to miss these days.
“I’ll do everything I can to make you proud to be my man / And I’ll fulfill all your fantasies,” they sing to begin the song. A cute video shows a couple growing old together after first climbing onto a rocking chair as school children. Parton has another song on this list of the Top 100 Country Love Songs list, so we tallied this one under Van Shelton.
Listen to ‘Rockin’ Years’ (Feat. Dolly Parton) by Ricky Van Shelton