The Kentucky Headhunters
are an American country rock
band. <!-- The name of this band is clearly plural. Please do not change it. --> They were founded in 1968 as Itchy Brother, which comprised brothers Richard Young (rhythm guitar
, vocals) and Fred Young (drums
) along with Greg Martin (lead guitar
, vocals) and Anthony Kenney (bass guitar
, vocals). The Young brothers and Martin began performing as The Kentucky Headhunters in 1986, adding brothers Ricky Lee Phelps (lead vocals, harmonica
) and Doug Phelps (bass guitar, backing vocals) to the membership.
With the release of their 1989 debut album Pickin' on Nashville
via Mercury Records
, the band charted four consecutive Top 40 country singles. A second album for Mercury, Electric Barnyard
, did not do as well commercially, and the Phelps brothers left after its release to form Brother Phelps
. Kenney re-joined and Mark S. Orr took over on lead vocals for 1993's Rave On!!
and a compilation album
entitled Still Pickin'
before the band exited Mercury. Orr left and Doug Phelps rejoined in 1996 as lead vocalist for the album Stompin' Grounds
. He also led on the Audium Entertainment
albums Songs from the Grass String Ranch
, as well as Big Boss Man
and a second compilation, Flying Under the Radar
, on CBuJ Entertainment. After Kenney's departure, Doug once again became the band's bass guitarist.
The Kentucky Headhunters have released seven studio albums, two compilations, and twenty singles, of which the highest-peaking... Read More