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Exile, Davis, HeadHunters to join Kentucky hall

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Skeeter Davis, Exile and the Kentucky HeadHunters were among musicians named to enter the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame today in Lexington.

The actual induction won't occur until 2013.

Others to be inducted include The Hilltoppers, Steven Curtis Chapman, Old Joe Clark and Emory & Linda Lou Martin.

"I can't tell you what an honor this is for us," said Richard Young of the Kentucky HeadHunters, who were on hand for the announcement. "We're obviously proud to be from Kentucky, and this kind of recognition with this group of people is such a privilege."

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Flying Under The Radar CD review - Flying Under The Radar
The latest from the Kentucky HeadHunters is a sampler of tracks from their three albums from this millennium, with one original and a couple of outtakes thrown in. Most prominently represented is 2000's "Songs From The Grass String Ranch" with 7 relatively generic blues-rock tunes, including "Louisiana CoCo," featuring a nice guitar riff but annoying frog-man vocals from rhythm guitarist Richard Young. More pleasing is the pair of tracks from 2003's "Soul," »»»
Big Boss Man CD review - Big Boss Man
Though the Kentucky Headhunters perform several country classics on their latest, the blues-rock arrangements bear little resemblance to the sound oftheir 1989 smash "Dumas Walker." The most country sounding cuts are stellar versions of Roger Miller's "Chug a Lug" and the Everly Brothers' ballad "So Sad To See Good Love Go Bad." Hank Williams is well represented here. "Hey Good Lookin'" sounds more like Hank Jr. than Sr., while "Take These Chains From My Heart" has a "Rubber Soul" era Beatles feel to it. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: With or without band, Isbell satisfies – Usually, when an artist performs without his regular backing band, it becomes about mathematics of subtraction. That artist is armed with far fewer artistic weapons at his/her disposal, after all. In Jason Isbell's case, though, when he performed with just his wife and fiddler Amanda Shires, it was more about substitution than subtraction.... »»»
Concert Review: Grammy nominations aside, Yola, Kiah are the real deal – Grammy nominations do not make the artist, but Yola and opener Amythyst Kiah underscored time and again on this night that the honors were well deserved. In fact, Yola and Kiah's other group, Our Native Daughters, are nominated in the same category - Best American Roots. Yola has three other nominations as well. The clear winners... »»»
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