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Born and raised in the cattle, coal, and rail town of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, it was clear that Richie Scholl was going to be exposed to country music. After listening to great country music wordsmiths such as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, along with the smooth multi-layered harmonies of the Eagles and guitar legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richie knew exactly what he wanted to do.
After first picking up a guitar at age 13, it was barely a year before he was playing at licensed bars and clubs at least a couple of nights a week. Scholl has hardly put down the guitar since, which has allowed him to learn anything and everything from country, blues, and pop to rock. He later released his debut album “The Blacktop Junkie Guide to Richie Scholl” where his first single, “Blacktop Junkie” reached # 5 on the KixFM chart and the video reached #35. His second single “Madison County” reached #1 on the KixFM chart. Both singles still get regular airplay on radio stations throughout Australia.
Fast forward to today and Richie is no stranger to the road. For over a decade, he has been headlining shows at various clubs, bars, and casinos 5 to 6 nights a week, as well as playing for country acts like Chuck Wicks and Jason Michael Carroll.
Richie Scholl currently resides in Nashville, TN. He released his 3rd album in January 2011, which is already receiving great reviews.