Kentucky Headhunters are going “On Safari” this weekend to promote tracks from their new album on SiriusXM Outlaw Country Channel 60’s “Hillbilly Jim’s Haunted Hayride.” This week, the group will be featured on RURAL RADIO’s Friday evening show, “Outside the Barrel” hosted by Rodeo Clown Flint Rasmussen.
The group explains to Flint that they originally considered their music part of the “southern rock” genre, but found that country music industry was changing and eager to adopt a new kind of sound. As the Kentucky Headhunters grow older, they improve their songwriting and hone their singing abilities. Thanks to this, their target demographic has expanded from just rural areas into the bigger cities.
Aptly nicknamed “Southern Rock Royalty,” the Kentucky Headhunters have produced 12 studio albums, four consecutive Top 40 Hits, and earned a Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Their 2015 album Meet Me in Bluesland, included the sounds of pianist Johnnie Johnson and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut.
Kentucky Headhunter’s new album On Safari is a southern rock album that highlights the southern way of life and is available at stores and through digital retailers on November 4th. For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, visit KentuckyHeadhunters.net and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
“Outside the Barrel” airs at on Friday 5pm ET and 8pm ET on RURAL RADIO Sirius XM Channel 147, and again at 1pm ET on Sunday.
Get LIVE coverage on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO throughout the rest of the week (Oct 19th-21st)! Over the last few days, FFA Today has met with important FFA specialists to get an inside look on the exciting things to look forward to throughout the convention.
Hear about all things FFA related on our weekly broadcast, “FFA Today”. The show airs on Saturdays at 7:30am ET and again on Sundays at 5pm ET. Tune in LIVE, online, or via the Sirius XM app to Channel 147.
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