Richie Shelton is a prominent family member. Richie Shelton rose to fame as the older brother of music superstar Blake Shelton, who died in a car accident at the age of 24 in Ada, Pontotoc Country, Oklahoma. He also died on November 13, 1990.
Richie Shelton was born on July 6, 1966 in the United States of America. Similarly, his birth sign is Cancer and he held American citizenship. He was born to his father, Dorothy Shackleford, and his mother, Ronnie Musgrove. While Shelton was just his parents’ son. Richie’s parents divorced when he was two years old.
After his mother, Ronnie married Richard Shelton and eventually changed his surname to Shelton. From his mother’s second marriage, he has his half-big brother, Blake Shelton, and his half-sister, Endy Shelton. While Endy is a jewelry designer and is married to her husband Mike Richie. Therefore, he could not see his father in his childhood since he was with his new family.
Regarding his academic career, he has not publicly disclosed his educational qualifications. Also, we can assume that he graduated from a prestigious university in America.
At Nov. 13, 1990, Richie Shelton and his girlfriend were involved in an accident in rural Oklahoma. According to Country Fan Cast, his girlfriend drove the car over a hill. Unfortunately, her car collided with a school bus that was picking up passengers and got into an accident. Both Richie and his girlfriend died in an accident.
Speaking of professional history, there is not much information about it. In addition, Richie is the inspiration for Miranda Lambert’s song “Over You,” co-written by Blake Shelton and Miranda.
Blake Shelton wrote his first song at the age of 15. After high school, he decided to pursue singing and songwriting full-time. It wasn’t long before Blake landed a deal and signed a record deal with Giant Records. That personality went to parent company Warner Bros, where he released his debut debut album Blake Shelton in 2001. In 2003 his second studio “The Dreamer” was released. Its lead single “The Baby” was a smash hit and the album charted at number 28 on the US Billboard 200.
Blake also released a third album, Blake Shelton’s Barn and Grill, in 2003, which featured singles such as “Some Beach” and “Noone Save Me.” Then he re-released such albums as Pure BS (2007) and Startin Fires (2008), Red River Blue (2011). Other albums by Blake include Cheers, It’s Christmas (2012), Based on a True Story (2013) and Bringing Back the SunshineSunshine (2014).
As a prominent member of the family, he has made a tidy sum of money. In addition, there is no information about his net worth, income and salary. On the other hand, his brother Blake’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 million.
Richie Shelton was in a relationship with his 20-year-old girlfriend. However, the name of his girlfriend is not known. Unfortunately, Richie and his girlfriend died in a car accident.
Richie Shelton had black eyes and brown hair. Apart from that, there is no information about Richie’s height, weight and other body measurements.
Richie’s brother Blake tweeted on the 25th anniversary of his death: “It’s hard to believe my brother Richie Shelton passed away 25 years ago. He’s still my hero and he’s still alive. I wish everyone knew who he was.”