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Get ready to boogie, folks! The Kentucky Headhunters will be performing LIVE here at Denver Downs Farm during Operation Music Fest, a two day concert featuring an awesome twenty-one band lineup.

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 Fredand 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.

The Headhunters started playing twice monthly on The Chitlin’ Show, a program on Munfordville, Kentucky radio station WLOC. 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.”

Operation  Music Fest РAugust 30 & 31

The two day festival will offer Country & Rock music from some of the biggest artists in the business, from today and yesterday. The festival is brought to you by one of the founders of Operation Rock Fest and his partners and hosted at Denver Downs Farm in Anderson, South Carolina. All ages welcome. Get more info on the Operation Music Fest website!

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