- Master of Ceremonies / Host
- The biggest all-time country hit: Walk On By
- Leroy’s hit, Auctioneer, which he wrote
- Voice Care, Breath Control, Rhythm, Drills, Image, Integrity, Mental Attitude and Work Ethic
Leroy Van Dyke, despite all the success of country music, the classic song Walk On By, has been named the biggest all-time country hit by Billboard magazine in its 100th anniversary issue. Based on sales, radio airplay and amount of time on the country charts, Van Dyke’s Walk On By was designated the #1 recording.
Van Dyke, who performs more than 100 concerts annually in the United States, Canada and overseas, covering an average of 100,000 miles per year. Leroy’s longevity, his amazing staying power as a performer, is attributable to several factors: the timeless, wide appeal of Walk On By and other titles in his recorded repertoire, his professionalism both on and off stage, his unexcelled business integrity and his policy of giving fans at live performances what they want to hear.
Van Dyke is the only artist among many groups who has maintained a full-time touring schedule, who’s never ever disbanded, never slowed down, never quit or died.”
Van Dyke estimates sales of Walk On By at more than 3,000,000 copies; recorded before the advent of gold or platinum records, it has not been certified. You can call it a classic triangle or cheatin’ song if you wish, but it’s also true that anyone, anywhere, any age, can identify with ‘Walk On By,’ particularly if family or society thinks that person should love a certain person, but his or her heart belongs to someone else. Many contemporary country stars know and perform the song, and every country band, worldwide, knows and plays it.
Leroy’s hit, Auctioneer, which he wrote, has also been a million-seller as well as Top 10 country and Top 20 pop, and is a timeless country standard. “You’re lucky if you have one song people remember, says Van Dyke. I’ve been lucky enough to have two.