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The Kentucky Headhunters

The Kentucky Headhunters created a hybrid of honky tonk, blues, and Southern rock that appealed to fans of both rock and country music. The origins of the Kentucky Headhunters lie in 1968, when Fred and Richard Young began playing together with their cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney at the Youngs' grandmother's house. Mark Orr also later joined them. The first incarnation of the band was called the Itchy Brothers, and the group played together informally for over a decade. After about 13 years, the bandmembers began launching separate careers: Richard Young went off to write songs for Acuff-Rose, while Fred Young began touring with country beauty Sylvia. Martin became a member of Ronnie McDowell's band, while Kenney dropped out of music. In 1985, Martin decided to reassemble the Itchy Brothers. When Kenney declined to rejoin the group, Martin remembered Doug Phelps, whom he had met while on tour with McDowell. Phelps joined the new project, which was named the Kentucky Headhunters. Besides Martin and Phelps, the band also included the Young brothers and Doug's brother Ricky Lee Phelps.

The Headhunters started playing twice monthly on The Chitlin' Show, a radio program on WLOC Munfordville, Kentucky. From these 90-minute performances, the Headhunters built up a following. They sent an eight-song demo to Mercury, and soon after, the label signed the group. The original demo tape was remixed, and became the basis of the band's first album, 1989's Pickin' on Nashville, which received overwhelmingly positive reviews upon its release and quickly became a hit. "Dumas Walker" reached number 15 in the spring of 1990, followed by the group's biggest hit, the number six "Oh, Lonesome Me." In 1991, the Headhunters released their second effort, Electric Barnyard. The album received mixed reviews, couldn't muster a single, and sold weakly. In summer 1992, the Phelps brothers left the group to form Brothers Phelps, a more traditional country group.

The remaining Headhunters brought ex-Itchy Brothers Anthony Kenney and Mark Orr to the group, and the rehashed lineup released Rave On! in 1993. The album marked a progression toward bluesy Southern rock, which came to fruition later that same year with That'll Work, a collaboration with former Chuck Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. In 1996, Doug returned on lead vocals, and a year later the band issued Stompin' Grounds. Songs from the Grass String Ranch followed in 2000, and Soul appeared in spring 2003. Big Boss Man was released in 2005 and Flying Under the Radar in 2006, both from CBUJ Entertainment. Dixie Lullabies, the group's 12th album, and first studio recording of new original material since 2003, appeared from Red Dirt Records in 2011. In 2015, the Headhunters released another collaborative album with Johnnie Johnson, Meet Me in Bluesland, drawn from unissued sessions recorded in 2003, two years before Johnson's death. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Dixie Lullabies

1. Dixie Lullabye

2. Boone's Farm Boogie

3. Great Acoustics

4. Tumblin' Roses

5. Les Paul Standard

6. In A Perfect World

7. Rolll On Little Pretty

8. Sugar Daddy

9. Just Another Night

10. Little Miss Blues Breaker

11. Little Angel

12. Just Believe

13. Ain't That A Shame

14. Recollection Blues

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Track List: Flying Under The Radar

1. Louisianna Coco

2. Country Life

3. Back To The Sun

4. Big Boss Man

5. Take These Chains From My Heart

6. Go To Heaven

7. Too Much To Lose

9. Midnight Special

10. Lonely Nights

11. Everyday People

12. Love That Woman

13. Once In A While

14. Ashes Of Love

15. Rock On

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Track List: Big Boss Man

1. Big Boss Man

2. Honky Tonk Blues

3. Take These Chains From My Heart

5. Hey Good Lookin

7. Chug-A-Lug

8. So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad

9. Made In Japan

10. You Win Again

11. Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home

12. I'm Down

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Track List: Soul

1. Everyday People

2. That's Alright

3. You Got It

4. Lonely Nights

5. We All Need It

6. My Sunny Days

7. Last Night I Met Carl Perkins

8. I Still Wanna Be Your Man

9. Lookin' For Mr. Perfect

10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman

11. What You See, Is What You Get: Give Me Some Skin/Kentucky Jam

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Track List: Songs From The Grass String Ranch

1. Grass String Ranch

2. Back To The Sun

3. Jessico

4. Once In A While

5. Love That Woman

6. Too Much To Lose

7. Louisianna Coco

8. Country Life

9. Dry-Land Fish

10. The Dreamin' Kind

11. I Wish I Knew

12. Rock On

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Track List: Best Of The Kentucky Headhunters

1. Dumas Walker

2. Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine

3. Rock 'N' Roll Angel

4. Oh Lonesome Me

5. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

6. Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

7. It's Chitlin' Time

8. Spirit In The Sky

9. Let's Work Together

10. Honky Tonk Walkin'

11. Dixie Fried

12. Redneck Girl

13. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

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Track List: Electric Barnyard

1. It's Chitlin' Time

2. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett

3. Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line

4. With Body And Soul

5. Diane

6. 16 & Single

7. Wishin' Well

8. Spirit In The Sky

9. Always Makin' Love

10. Love Bug Crawl

11. Big Mexican Dinner

12. Kickin' Them Blues Around

13. Take Me Back

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Track List: Pickin' On Nashville

1. Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine

2. Dumas Walker

3. Rag Top

4. Rock 'N' Roll Angel

5. Smooth

6. High Steppin' Daddy

7. Skip A Rope

8. Some Folks Like To Steal

9. Oh Lonesome Me

10. My Daddy Was A Milkman

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Track List: Snapshot: Kentucky Headhunters

1. Ashes Of Love

2. Chug-A-Lug

3. Hey Good Lookin'

4. Honky Tonk Blues

5. Made In Japan

6. So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad

7. Sure As I'm Sitting Here

8. Take These Chains From My Heart

9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes

10. Walking After Midnight

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I saw these fellas at a little dive called countryland. They played for 4 hours with no breaks then did 2 encores. They even signed autographs for every single person there, it was great. They have all my respect for that
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gemeterio62
God bless rockin hillbillies
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clacy907
They are playing in Bowling Green KY, a week from Saturday (March 28th) with Blackstone Cherry and ZZ Top! CAN'T WAIT to "walk softly on this heart of mine......do w n to Dumas Walkers"!!!! ! ! ! Slainte!
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the Kentucky Headhunters signed my guitar last night at the Lumberyard in Roscoe Texas.
They were awesome.
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BODYSHOP
GREATEST GROUP OF GUYS YOU'LL EVER MEET. DOWN TO EARTH - THE REAL DEAL. THEY PLAY EVERY YEAR AT THE BOURBON FEST IN LOUISVILLE KY. RICHARD AND DOUG STILL SINGING THEIR HEARTS OUT, FRED STILL HITTIN THE SKINS. GREG MARTIN - WELL WHAT CAN I SAY. THEY ARE GREAT!!!!! THE BEST GROUP OF GUYS YOU'LL MEET IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.
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Are they still touring??? I sure would look to go to one of their concerts... ♡♡♡★★★★♥♥♥
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Seen em 2 years ago and they all stayed after the show to sign everyone's things brought to them. Great great band and music!
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Love them country and rock mixed wonderful to get you going
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Awesome band
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newsbn
Ricky Lee Phelps plays on the Pensacola Beach scene....he' s great!
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This band is freaking awesome!
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Seen them twice. Fred does like a 15 min drum solo every show. Check it out on youtube..."F r e d Young". My favorite band ever! Great shows!
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phillip539
been listening to them since their first album...smoo t h is my all time favorite song
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Best mix of rock and country ever
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This is so cool all the best music
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Going to see the KHH tonight in Watertown Wi. At RIVERFEST
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still a great band
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Love them, especially Dumas Walker! Love them slawburger and fries! from Green Co. in Ky., my home-state!

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I love the headhunters
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The release with Johnny Johnson was "That'll Work!"
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knothead15
I saw them live in the 90's. They sounded much more like a blues than a country group. They were great though.
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The "Hunters" made some fun songs during their high road time,liked the drummer, didn`t like to get dressed I guess,the whole core group were fun to watch and listern too///"The itchy Brothers" were a better name I think..
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myers45_acp
I sorta like the name The Itchy Brothers better than the Kentucky Headhunters. Of course they'd have to have a lead singer called Scratchy ...
What better way to live a cartoon life?
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Rocking music...
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There is also an out of print session with bluesman Johnny Johnson from the '90s that is just outstanding.
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one of my fav. country bands,i like the song dumas walker .
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good band all i have too say

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