Ricky Van Shelton fans know the artist for his new traditionalist sound, mostly with no sparkle or flash, just modern country that hasn't forgotten its roots. On this 1994 album, Love and Honor, you'll get to sample more of the same. Sometimes, though, getting just what you expect is a plus, and this album doesn't fail to please, offering songs like "Wherever She Is," "Love Without You," and "Where the Tall Grass Grows." Van Shelton has a magnificent baritone voice that fits perfect with country ballads. By the time he had completed Love and Honor, he had already had more than a dozen number one hits, several albums that went platinum, and walked away with awards for Vocal Collaboration, Video of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, and others. One listen to this hard-to-find recording and country music lovers will see why his career has been so successful.
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AllMusic Review by Charlotte Dillon