The Kentucky Headhunters + Bad Touch
Known as “Southern Rock Royalty” and the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,”
The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can
only dream about. With a GRAMMY Award, CMA Album of the Year Award, two CMA Vocal Group of the Year Awards, two Top 10 charting albums, and four consecutive
Top 40 hits. The “Heads” are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listeners of all kinds.
Getting their start in 1968, brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenny, from Edmonton, Kentucky, formed Itchy Brother, which later morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters, after Kenny departed and Doug Phelps joined the band. Their first album, Pickin’ On Nashville, (1989), surprised the world when it became a major success, selling over two million copies.
Their newest album, Meet Me In Bluesland, a collaboration between The Kentucky Headhunters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist Johnnie Johnson, hit stores on June 2. Johnson was a legendary pianist for Chuck Berry, Albert King and many other rock and roll and blues legends.
Meet Me In Bluesland features unreleased material originally recorded over the course of three days in a marathon recording session in Kentucky. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut. It also garnered top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart and numerous European blues charts. Yahoo! Music hailed, “The album is a rocking joy through and through, an unexpected romp that’s as good to hear as it must have been to perform.”