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Kentucky Headhunters to headline Fourth Fest in Greenville

Kentucky Headhunters will be the music headliner for this year’s Bond County Fourth Fest on Saturday, June 30 in Greenville.
Kentucky Headhunters will be the music headliner for this year’s Bond County Fourth Fest on Saturday, June 30 in Greenville.

The Greenville square will be rocking with the unique sound of the Kentucky Headhunters, the music headliner for this year’s Bond County Fourth Fest. The event will be held on Saturday, June 30 and will include entertainment, food, and a fireworks spectacular.

The Kentucky Headhunters got their start 50 years ago as Itchy Brother, described as “the only rock and roll band in Metcalfe County.” The band later evolved into The Kentucky Headhunters. Their break came when they were signed to Mercury Records in 1989 and soon after released their debut album, Pickin’ on Nashville, which sold over two million copies. The group’s four singles that made Billboard’s Top 40 Country Chart were “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine;” “Oh, Lonesome Me;” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Angel;” and their signature song, “Dumas Walker.”

The band’s mold-breaking sound and look earned them rave reviews and a host of awards including honors from the County Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and the Grammys.

Bond County Fourth Fest co-chairmen Rex Catron and John Goldsmith said, “We are excited to bring another national touring act to Greenville. The Headhunters will put on an energetic show that will serve as the perfect lead into our fireworks show.”

Randy Alderman, who chairs the event’s music committee, commented, “Bringing legendary acts like the Kentucky Headhunters to Greenville is what separates Fourth Fest from similar events. We think the band will attract a lot of visitors to our community.”

The Kentucky Headhunters are slated to take the Bradford National Bank Main Stage at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 30. Additional details on Bond County Fourth Fest will be announced in the future.

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