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Shelly West (born May 23, 1958, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American country music singer. Her mother was the country music star Dottie West, whose career spanned three decades. Shelly West is best known for having hit duets with David Frizzell, and for their No. 1 hit "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma". She also was a successful solo artist, having her own No. 1 hit, "Jose Cuervo" in 1983.
1987 – present: Career today
West did reunite with David Frizzell for a few shows in the late 1980s. In 1990, Shelly toured with her mother, Dottie West; together, they were popular on the road. The following year, Shelly's mother was involved in a major car accident (in late August). Dottie West eventually died on September 4, 1991, from the accident. To honor her mother, West was a technical adviser for a television biopic about her mother's life, Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story, produced by and starring actress Michele Lee.
Since then West left the music business, preferring to raise her young family. In 2005, CMT honored Shelly and her duet partner, David Frizzell, when they were voted No. 6 on their 100 Greatest Duets Special. Although they did not perform any songs, Shelly West and David Frizzell appeared on the CMT special in June 2005, and West was interviewed on CMT.
Shelly West has been seen on numerous episodes of "Country Family Reunion" on RFD-TV.
Shelly will re-unite with David Frizzell for 2 shows [3pm & 8pm] on 10-13-2012 at the God & Country Theater in Branson, MO.
|1981||Carryin' on the Family Names (with David Frizzell)||6||Warner Bros.|
|1982||The David Frizzell & Shelly West Album|
(with David Frizzell)
|Our Best to You (with David Frizzell)||24|
|1983||West by West||6|
|1984||In Session (with David Frizzell)||33|
|Golden Duets (The Best of Frizzell & West)|
(with David Frizzell)
|1985||Don't Make Me Wait on the Moon||28|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1983||"José Cuervo"||1||1||West by West|
|"Flight 309 to Tennessee"||4||8|
|"Another Motel Memory"||10||20||Red Hot|
|1984||"Now I Lay Me Down to Cheat"||56||—|
|"Somebody Buy This Cowgirl a Beer"||34||—|
|"Now There's You"||21||22||Don't Make Me Wait on the Moon|
|1985||"Don't Make Me Wait on the Moon"||46||—|
|"I'll Dance the Two Step"||64||—|
|"If I Could Sing Something in Spanish"||—||—|
|1986||"What Would You Do"||54||—||single only|
|"Love Don't Come Any Better Than This"||55||—|
Singles with David Frizzell