Creigh Riepe
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Creigh Riepe

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Country Rock

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"Charlotte Co. Musician Competing in ABC's New Show"

Charlotte Co., VA - Creigh Riepe, a Charlotte County resident and Randolph Henry High School graduate, will be in the second episode of ABC's Karaoke Battle USA, airing September 2.

He was one of thousands competing to win a recording contract and all expense paid trip to compete in the Karaoke World Championships in September.

The six-part series, hosted by actor Joey Fatone, premieres Friday, August 12 at 9 p.m.

Riepe was contacted by producers after they found his music on Myspace and invited him to New York City for tryouts. Taping wrapped up in July, but Riepe can't say how far he made it in the competition.

Producers traveled to his family's farm in Charlotte Co. to tape a background story on him.


Riepe hopes the exposure will help propel his country music career, but his road to success hasn't always been easy. In 2007, his father, and musical inspiration, died from lung cancer.

"I really wish that he could have seen me do this," Riepe said. "And I'm sure that he's looking down on me right now, couldn't be more proud."

Lynchburg native and country singer Phil Vasser has helped shape Riepe's music career, even offering him advice. He will return to Belmont University in Nashville by the end of this month.
- WSET


"Charlotte Co. Musician Competing in ABC's New Show"

Charlotte Co., VA - Creigh Riepe, a Charlotte County resident and Randolph Henry High School graduate, will be in the second episode of ABC's Karaoke Battle USA, airing September 2.

He was one of thousands competing to win a recording contract and all expense paid trip to compete in the Karaoke World Championships in September.

The six-part series, hosted by actor Joey Fatone, premieres Friday, August 12 at 9 p.m.

Riepe was contacted by producers after they found his music on Myspace and invited him to New York City for tryouts. Taping wrapped up in July, but Riepe can't say how far he made it in the competition.

Producers traveled to his family's farm in Charlotte Co. to tape a background story on him.


Riepe hopes the exposure will help propel his country music career, but his road to success hasn't always been easy. In 2007, his father, and musical inspiration, died from lung cancer.

"I really wish that he could have seen me do this," Riepe said. "And I'm sure that he's looking down on me right now, couldn't be more proud."

Lynchburg native and country singer Phil Vasser has helped shape Riepe's music career, even offering him advice. He will return to Belmont University in Nashville by the end of this month.
- WSET


"Creigh Riepe travels to New York City for Talent Search"


Local singer and songwriter, Creigh Riepe from Charlotte Court House, Va. traveled to New York City in early July for the filming of a new ABC talent search called Karaoke Battle USA. Creigh was one of thousands throughout the country to audition for the chance to win a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and an all expense paid trip to Ireland for the World Championships in September. There were four regional finals for the competition, with filming locations in Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston and New York City. The competition series is hosted by singer and actor Joey Fatone and has a judging panel that includes singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson, music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian Scott. As one of the few competitors chosen for the East Coast regional competition in New York City, Creigh had the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of his fellow contestants and the panel of judges that would ultimately determine who would advance to the semi-finals round to be filmed in Hollywood, California. The six-part series will premiere on August 12th at 9:00p.m. eastern time on ABC. Be sure to check it out to see how Creigh does in the competition! - Southside Messenger


"Creigh Riepe travels to New York City for Talent Search"


Local singer and songwriter, Creigh Riepe from Charlotte Court House, Va. traveled to New York City in early July for the filming of a new ABC talent search called Karaoke Battle USA. Creigh was one of thousands throughout the country to audition for the chance to win a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and an all expense paid trip to Ireland for the World Championships in September. There were four regional finals for the competition, with filming locations in Las Vegas, Chicago, Houston and New York City. The competition series is hosted by singer and actor Joey Fatone and has a judging panel that includes singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson, music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian Scott. As one of the few competitors chosen for the East Coast regional competition in New York City, Creigh had the opportunity to perform in front of an audience of his fellow contestants and the panel of judges that would ultimately determine who would advance to the semi-finals round to be filmed in Hollywood, California. The six-part series will premiere on August 12th at 9:00p.m. eastern time on ABC. Be sure to check it out to see how Creigh does in the competition! - Southside Messenger


"Creigh Riepe - ABC News"

Creigh Riepe @creighriepe (Semi-Finalist)

Favorite Karaoke Song?
My favorite is probably "She's Country" by Jason Aldean.

Favorite Singer/ Group?
There are so many! I listen to a lot of Phil Vassar, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Josh Turner, Jason Aldean just to name a few.

First Job?
My first real job was working on the family farm while I was growing up.

Biggest Accomplishment?
I guess my biggest accomplishment is probably getting into Belmont in Nashville.

At 19, Creigh is the youngest contestant in "Karaoke Battle USA's" top eight. He was born and raised on a cattle farm in Charlotte Court House, Va. where it's so rural there are no stoplights and probably more cows than people.

Growing up, his guitar playing father sparked his interest in music. Creigh began singing around the age of five but didn't get serious about singing until he was given the outlet to perform in high school. "That was the first time I ever performed in front of a crowd," he says about Randolph Henry High School where he was very involved in theater and musical theater. He later competed in competitions including the Colgate Country Showdown and won an award at the 2007 CMA Festival Rising Star Contest.

He lost his father a few years ago to lung cancer and has become vital in taking care of the farm that has been in the family for three generations. He also attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

As the song goes he's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. But mostly he loves to sing and write country music and hopes to make a career out of it. Will he impress the judges enough to win the title of "Karaoke King? - ABC


"Creigh Riepe - ABC News"

Creigh Riepe @creighriepe (Semi-Finalist)

Favorite Karaoke Song?
My favorite is probably "She's Country" by Jason Aldean.

Favorite Singer/ Group?
There are so many! I listen to a lot of Phil Vassar, Tom Petty, The Eagles, Josh Turner, Jason Aldean just to name a few.

First Job?
My first real job was working on the family farm while I was growing up.

Biggest Accomplishment?
I guess my biggest accomplishment is probably getting into Belmont in Nashville.

At 19, Creigh is the youngest contestant in "Karaoke Battle USA's" top eight. He was born and raised on a cattle farm in Charlotte Court House, Va. where it's so rural there are no stoplights and probably more cows than people.

Growing up, his guitar playing father sparked his interest in music. Creigh began singing around the age of five but didn't get serious about singing until he was given the outlet to perform in high school. "That was the first time I ever performed in front of a crowd," he says about Randolph Henry High School where he was very involved in theater and musical theater. He later competed in competitions including the Colgate Country Showdown and won an award at the 2007 CMA Festival Rising Star Contest.

He lost his father a few years ago to lung cancer and has become vital in taking care of the farm that has been in the family for three generations. He also attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.

As the song goes he's a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. But mostly he loves to sing and write country music and hopes to make a career out of it. Will he impress the judges enough to win the title of "Karaoke King? - ABC


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Bio

Creigh Riepe is far from the typical Nashville country artist, set apart in his passion for playing, producing, engineering, and mixing his own music.  He takes his involvement with each of his musical endeavors one step further by being a multi instrumentalist, playing everything from piano and guitar, to the banjo, bass, and drums.  Creigh has a desire to have a fully hands on approach with each song he releases.

Creigh has loved recording music since he first discovered how to record himself singing with his karaoke machine at the age of 8. Having the desire to play any and every instrument he could get his hands on is exactly what brought him to Nashville to pursue his music career in 2010 when he attended Belmont University. There, he majored in Audio Engineering Technology and minored in Music Business, so he could better understand every aspect of this craft.  He loves recording and playing with other musicians that are just as passionate about music as he is.

Before launching his solo career in 2017, Creigh was a member of the touring band, Chasin’ Crazy, and opened for major artists including Keith Urban, Jana Kramer, Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and The Band Perry.  During this time he was also inspired by writing with many songwriters across the United States, including the Eagles’ Timothy B. Schmit.


As a solo artist, Creigh is on a mission to break the country music mold, not only as an artist, but also as an engineer and producer.  He is pushing to create music that reaches listeners on a personal level, and to give them something inspiration to keep moving forward.  Creigh dreams of having music that can be a connection between a father and son, inspire a dream of a small town kid, or captivates someone where they stand, all of which someone’s music has done for him.  Music can’t change the world overnight, but Creigh’s hope is that his music can reach someone that simply needs to escape this crazy world for a moment. That’s what he is fighting for.


Stay tuned for the latest news about Creigh’s journey!