During all of their years as entertainers, the GRAMMY Award-winning and super durable + ultra-venerable country & southern rock group THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS have never performed on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry!
That all changes on Saturday, December 4th 2021 when the boys walk out into the Opry’s hallowed wooden circle for the very first time.
They say that the feeling you get when you step up to and into the circle on the Opry stage for the first time is indescribable…
“The Kentucky Headhunters had to take a deep breath, twice, when our USA publicist Don Murry Grubbs called to say we had been asked to be on the Grand Ole Opry stage,” says Headhunters guitarist and vocalist Richard Young.
In the early ’90s when the Headhunters released their debut album, “Pickin’ on Nashville” Bill Monroe approached Roy Acuff about having the group perform on the Opry stage.
“Mr Acuff said, ‘I think they are probably good boys and would do a fine job, but let’s get ’em a haircut first,’” reminisces Young.
“Needless to say, it never happened. We are so looking forward to our first appearance on the Opry stage in 30 years. We still got our hair, too. Well, most of it!”
The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Willie’s Roadhouse), and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM.
The band’s fantastic new album ‘That’s a Fact Jack’ (out via Practice House Records, distributed by BFD) is a twelve-track delight of glorious blues, rockin’ ballads and roistering roots sounds which, we think, are filled with honky-tonk bounce and those characteristic boogie-woogie riffs.
Main photo: credit Ash Newell