Born and raised in the cattle, coal, and rail town of Rockhampton, in Queensland, Australia, Richie Scholl started playing bars and clubs, literally a few months after first picking up a guitar at age 13. Richie’s live shows, are a testament to the years spent “paying his dues” in front of a live crowd. Although it wasn’t long before he was writing his own music, and eventually released his first album of completely original music in 2002.
It wasn’t until meeting with well respected Australian producer Michael Flanders in early 2006 however, that things started happening for Richie. Work was scheduled to begin on a second album, “The Blacktop Junkie’s Guide To Richie Scholl” almost immediately. This album resulted in #1, and #5 singles on Country radio, and a #35 video on CMC Australia.
During the recording of the album, the decision was made to introduce Richie Scholl and his music to the U.S market. After a brief trip to Nashville in 2006 to meet with labels and industry people, Richie relocated to Nashville, TN in early 2007.
It wasn’t long after landing in town, that Richie’s musical abilities were noticed. He soon found himself on tour with national acts like Jason Michael Carroll, and Chuck Wicks. While on the road, Richie started writing material for what would become his third album, “One Step At A Time” which was released January 2011.
2013 saw the release of two singles, and videos. “Good Goodbye”, and “Last Song”. Work on a new EP is nearing completion, and is due for release in June 2014.