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.