414 Deacon Blvd
The Winston-Salem Fairgrounds presents an acoustic performance by John Anderson with the Kentucky Headhunters as a part of the Classic Country Series in partnership with 98.1 WBRF.
Who: John Anderson (acoustic performance) with the Kentucky Headhunters
When: Friday, July 21 2023 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Annex Theatre
Parking will be $10 at 414 Deacon BLVD, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Show time leading with an acoustic performance by John Anderson 7:30 pm, followed by Kentucky Headhunters
2 full performances, 2 Headline Acts, 3 hours of music!
John Anderson: To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre. He scored hits in the early 1980s with songs such as “Swingin’,” “Your Lyin’ Blue Eyes,” “Black Sheep” and the Billy Joe Shaver-composed “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal.” His career hit a dry spell for several years until 1991, when his single “Straight Tequila Night” came out. Subsequent hits included “Money In The Bank” and “Seminole Wind.” The latter would become Florida’s unofficial state anthem.
Kentucky Headhunters: The Kentucky Headhunters come, naturally enough, from Kentucky. Ricky Lee Phelps (8 October 1953, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA; lead vocal) and his brother, Doug (b. 15 December 1960, Edmonton, Kentucky, USA), played in various groups around Kentucky before meeting Greg Martin (b. 31 March 1954, Louisville, Kentucky, USA; lead guitar) in 1984. He introduced them to his cousins, the brothers Richard Young (b. 27 January 1955, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA; rhythm guitar) and Fred Young (b. 8 July 1958, Glasgow, Kentucky, USA; bass). Previously, the Young brothers and Martin had been in a group together, Itchy Brother, which was almost signed to Led Zeppelin’s own label Swan Song. Since then, Fred Young had played Patsy Cline’s drummer in the 1985 biopic, Sweet Dreams. This time, taking their name from Muddy Waters’ band, the Headchoppers, the five musicians financed their own album, Pink, in 1988, and the tracks were subsequently released by Mercury Records, with additional material, on Pickin’ On Nashville. Their first US country hit was with a revival of Bill Monroe’s ‘Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine’. This was followed by their anthemic tribute to a 74-year-old marbles champion, Dumas Walker, and then by a revival of Don Gibson’s ‘Oh Lonesome Me’.