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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 on the CMT chart. His second single, Madison County reached #1 on the KixFM chart. Scholl also received a CMAA Album Of The Year nomination for that album.
Fast forward to today and Richie is no stranger to the road. His amazing band is hand-picked to complete the perfect sound. Each of them has played for 20+ yrs for a multitude of hot headliners like Big & Rich, Gavin DeGraw, Sheryl Crow, Gary Allan, Josh Turner, Jewel and Jake Owen. Together, they have been headlining shows at various clubs, bars, fairs/festivals, casinos and theaters 5 to 6 nights a week, as well as on tour with acts like Chuck Wicks, Trailer Choir and Jason Michael Carroll.