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Doug and Ricky Lee Phelps

Kentucky Headhunters--Brother Phelps


Natives of Leachville in the northeast part of the 
state, the Phelps brother eventually gravitated 
out of the state toward the southern part of Kentucky, 
not far from Nashville.

There they fell in with Greg Martin and another set of 
brothers, Richard and Fred Young.  The five eventually 
found success as The Kentucky Headhunters.  The first 
Headhunters release, "Pickin' On Nashville" sold over 
two million copies and won the group Album of the Year 
and Group of the Year awards at the CMA, ACM and 
Grammy award presentations.  Two videos from the album, 
"Oh, Lonesome Me" and "Dumas Walker" were shot in the 
Missouri town of Cardwell, located in the Bootheel just 
across the St. Francis River from Paragould, Arkansas.

After the release of their second album, "Electric 
Barnyard", Ricky Lee and Doug left the Headhunters 
to work on a solo project.  The result is two fine, 
if not commercially successful albums called "Let 
Go" and "Any Way the Wind Blows".  

Doug has since rejoined the Headhunters taking 
over Ricky Lee's duties on lead vocals.  Ricky 
Lee, "tired of the craziness", is working on 
other projects.


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