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Country music singer-songwriter Robbie Rhodes®, was raised in the small timber community of Roseburg, Oregon. His passion for music began at the age of 7, when his parents bought him his first guitar. Profoundly influenced by the country music which surrounded him, and with a healthy dose of early rock and roll influence, Robbie quickly developed musical skills and was often called upon to entertain friends and family at small civic and family events. His first professional performance was as the opening act for the county music legend, Rose Maddox, backed by James Easterly and the Westerners. Robbie was so popular with audiences, that he quickly gained the attention of press and promoters. One of his early talents, which caught broad attention was his uncanny ability to sound like Elvis Presley. By the age of 14, this unusual part of his musical repertoire catapulted him to the headline stages of “Silver Triangle” of Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno, Nevada as part of an Elvis tribute show. After a few years, Robbie decided to explore other musical projects. His band, “Scarlet” won Rock Wars 1986 in San Diego, California. He also went on to be in the opening act for groups such as, Night Ranger, Quiet Riot, The Georgia Satellites, The Edgar Winter Group, and the Scorpions. In 2015, he returned to the roll of portraying Elvis in the show-in-residence, "Two Kings", at Sammy's Showroom, Harrah's Reno. In 2018, Robbie was a regional finalist in the "NEXT NASH" country music contest sponsored by Big Machine Records. Through the years, he has appeared in television and film and has become not only a master showman, but also an accomplished actor, songwriter, musician and producer.