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Confederate Railroad/Kentucky Headhunters

  September 4, 2022 5:00 PM

Doors Open: 3:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
VIP: $50.00
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
VIP AND MEET & GREET BAND 1: $75.00
VIP AND MEET & GREET BAND 2: $75.00
VIP PARKING - FRONT SECTION: $20.00
VIP MEET & GREET 2 BANDS: $100.00

TICKET SALE DATES
VIP / GENERAL ADMISSION / VIP AND MEET & GREET BAND 1 / VIP AND MEET & GREET BAND 2 / VIP PARKING - FRONT SECTION / VIP MEET & GREET 2 BANDS Public Onsale: June 4, 2022 12:00 PM to September 4, 2022 6:00 PM

This show is at the East Tennesse Distillery, 220 Piney Flats Rd. Piney Flats, Tn.

Confederate Railroad first rolled onto the national country music scene in the early 90s with its unique style and sound.

Headed by founder and frontman Danny Shirley, the former backup band for both David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck got their big break by signing with Atlantic Records. The first single from their debut album ("Confederate Railroad") was "She Took It Like A Man". It went to No. 26, a preview of what was to come. "The next two singles, "Jesus and Mama" and "Queen of Memphis" went to the top of the charts. Three more huge hits followed, "Trashy Women", "When You Leave That Way You Can Never Go Back", and "She Never Cried". "Trashy" would lead to a Grammy nomination and become their signature song. That album with six hits and nearly three million sales brought Confederate the Academy of Country Music's Best New Group Award in 1993 as well as numerous nominations from the Country Music Association and the British Country Music Foundation.

From rowdy country to raw emotion, a Confederate Railroad concert today covers a wide range of feelings. Young people will be there rocking to "Trashy Women", while their parents and even grandparents will likely be singing along to "Jesus and Mama". The band plays 100 or so dates each year. Whatever the venue, they are right at home…be it a fair, a club, or a biker show. Shirley, the lead singer and vocalist, and his mates, Mark Dufresne on drums, Mo Thaxton on bass and vocals, Rusty Hendrix on lead guitar and Joey Recker on keyboards and vocals are obviously having fun right along with their appreciative audience. At the end of each show, the band stays around until every fan who wants an autograph, or to pose with the group for a picture or just say "hello" is taken care of.

The Kentucky Headhunters are an American country rock and Southern rock band consisting of Doug Phelps (vocals, bass guitar), Greg Martin (vocals, lead guitar), and brothers Richard Young (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Fred Young (vocals, drums). They were founded in 1968 as Itchy Brother, which consisted of the Young brothers and Martin, along with Anthony Kenney on bass guitar and vocals. Itchy Brother performed together until 1982, with James Harrison replacing Martin from 1973 to 1976. The Youngs and Martin began performing as The Kentucky Headhunters in 1986, adding brothers Ricky Lee Phelps (lead vocals, harmonica) and Doug Phelps (bass guitar, vocals) to the membership.

 

 

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