Wednesday, March 16, 2022

GREG MARTIN BRILLIANT GUITARIST & FOUNDING MEMBER OF 'THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS' EXCLUSIVE IN-DEPTH ZOOM TV INTERVIEW WITH RAY SHASHO!

 

 G R E G

M A R T I N

LEAD GUITARIST 

and FOUNDING MEMBER

THE KENTUCKY

 HEADHUNTERS

LATEST RELEASE

THAT'S A FACT JACK!

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM TV INTERVIEW

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The Kentucky Headhunters formed in 1968 when brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney a Southern Rock and Blues band, Itchy Brother. In 1986, they renamed the band.

The band’s first album won awards in several categories, the 1989’s “Pickin’ on Nashville” became a hit and sold over 2 million copies. The Kentucky Headhunters are an international success and their music blends multiple genres. The band mixes honky-tonk music, blues, rock, country rock and Southern Rock that appeals to many music aficionados everywhere, not just the South.

The award-winning band’s latest release is entitled That’s a Fact Jack. “How Could I.” is the first single released from the new album. The song was co-written with the band’s friends and colleagues Black Stone Cherry.


The Kentucky Headhunters’ line-up is … Richard Young on rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals, Fred Young on drums and backing vocals, Greg Martin on lead guitar and backing vocals and Doug Phelps on bass guitar and backing vocals. Family connections exist between The Kentucky Headhunters and Black Stone Cherry’s drummer, John Fred Young who is a founder member of the band and the son and nephew of The Kentucky Headhunters’ Richard Young and drummer Fred Young.

That’s a Fact Jack! is available now at amazon.com.


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THE LATEST RELEASE

BY

 THE KENTUCKY

 HEADHUNTERS

entitled

THAT’S A FACT JACK!

At AMAZON.COM

GRAMMY® Award-winning southern rock, blues and country group The Kentucky Headhunters announced their latest album, That’s A Fact Jack! The twelve-track album includes eleven all-new songs, each penned by members of the Headhunters, as well as one cover tune: Rick Derringer’s “Cheap Tequila.” During a time of uncertainty for our nation, the Headhunters believe the upcoming compilation is just what the doctor ordered. “The Kentucky Headhunters have always been road warriors and makers of music for ourselves and the fans of our music,” says Richard Young, a founding member of the band. "We felt it was appropriate at this time in our society to make some fun music for folks and a statement for the world at large.”


THE KENTUCKY 

HEADHUNTERS

TOUR DATES

3/11/22 Blue Gate Performing Arts Center, 760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN

3/13/22 Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, TN

3/19/22 Top Trails, 1247 Horne Dr., Talladega, AL

3/24/22 Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Bros, 13071 Bass Pro Dr., Colorado Springs, CO

3/25/22 Outlaws & Legends Music Fest, Back Porch of Texas, 3350 North Clack Street, Abilene, TX

3/26/22 Downtown Park Paragould, 112 Court Street, Paragould, AR

4/1/22 Waters Edge Winery, 1061 East Morton Avenue, Jacksonville, IL

4/2/22 Kentucky Headhunters & Confederate Railroad, Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt W, PO Box 1325, Effingham, IL

4/7/22 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 W Cherokee St, Tulsa, OK

4/8/22 Cherokee Casino & Hotel, 2416 Highway 412, West Siloam Springs, OK

4/9/22 Whitewright Tractor Pull Arena, US 69 & TX-11, Whitewright, TX

4/23/22 Harley Davidson - Greenville, 30 Chrome Dr., Greenville, SC

4/28/22 Thunder Beach Rally, Frank Brown Park, 16200 Panama City Beach Pkwy., Panama City Beach, FL

5/14/22 Charles County Fairgrounds, 8450 Fairgrounds Road, La Plata, MD

5/21/22 Black Oak Mountain Amphitheater, 1728 State Hwy "H", Lampe, MO

6/3/22 Northwoods County Rally, W4355 Townline Rd., Glen Flora, WI

6/10/22 Freedom Country Fest, St. Nicholas, W2035 County Road S, Freedom, WI

6/11/22 Hocking College Black Diamond Music & Arts Festival, Hocking College, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH

6/17/22 Breakers Marina, 256 Shamrock Rd, Buchanon, TN

7/4/22 Lebanon Middle School, 53 George Ben Whited Dr., Lebanon, VA

7/15/22 Ruby Amphitheatre, 185 Garrett Street, Morgantown, WV

7/16/22 Jam at the Ridge, 8101 Conlon Road,Le Roy, NY

7/28/22 Clinton County Fair, Clinton County Fairgrounds, 84 Fair Grounds Rd., Plattsburgh, NY

8/5/22 Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park, 110 Smith St., LaGrange, GA

8/6/22 Braxton Co Fairs & Festivals Celebration, Holly Gray Park, 401 Holly Gray Drive, Sutton, WV

8/10/22 Warren County Fair, 230 Barton Run, Pittsfield, PA

8/13/22 Franklin Southampton County Fair, Franklin Southampton County Fairgrounds, 25374 New Market Rd, Courtland, Virginia

8/19/22 Silverados, 2898 US-70, Black Mountain, NC

8/20/22 Saloon Studios Live, 313 Old West Rd., West Jefferson, NC

8/21/22 Hollywood Outdoors, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Grantville, PA

8/27/22 Danville Ellis Park, 600 East Main Street, Danville, IN

9/3/22 The Shed Smokehouse and Juke Joint, 1820 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN

9/10/22 Clay County Fair, Clay County Fairgrounds Arena, 772 N Garfield Ave, Piggott, AR

9/23/22 Innovation Amphitheater, 1005 Austin Rd, Winder, GA

9/24/22 Sam Peden Community Park, 3037 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN

9/26/22 Owensboro Convention Center, 501 W. 2nd St., Owensboro, KY

9/30/22 Oklahoma Stage - Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa State Fair, 4145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK

10/6/22 King Biscuit Blues Festival, 100 Cherry Street -Downtown Helena, Helena, AR

10/7/22 Legends Pub House and Venue, 3127 4th Street, Chickasha, OK

10/8/22 Red River Station BBQ, 221 E. Howell, Saint Jo, TX


Discography

The Kentucky

 Headhunters

Studio albums

Pickin' on Nashville (1989)

Electric Barnyard (1991)

Rave On!! (1993)

That'll Work (with Johnnie Johnson) (1993)

Stompin' Grounds (1997)

Songs from the Grass String Ranch (2000)

Soul (2003)

Big Boss Man (2005)

Dixie Lullabies (2011)

Meet Me in Bluesland (with Johnnie Johnson) (2015)

On Safari (2016)

That's a Fact Jack! (2021)








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