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Grammy Award winners The Kentucky Headhunters will perform Monday night at part of the City of Whitesburg's annual Labor Day celebration. The band will perform at River Park at 8 p.m.

Grammy Award winners The Kentucky Headhunters will perform Monday night at part of the City of Whitesburg’s annual Labor Day celebration. The band will perform at River Park at 8 p.m.

A Grammy Award-winning country rock band will headline the City of Whitesburg’s Labor Day Celebration on Monday at River Park.

The Kentucky Headhunters had four Top 40 country hits in 1989 and 1990 with “Walk Softly On This Heart of Mine,” “Dumas Walker,” “Oh Lonesome Me,” and “Rock ‘ n’ R oll Angel.”

The band from Metcalfe County, in western Kentucky, won a Grammy in 1990 for best country performance by a duo or group with vocal for the album “Pickin’ On Nashville.” The Kentucky Headhunters also won Country Music Awards in 1990 and 1991 for vocal group of the year and album of the year. In 1990 the Headhunters won a Billboard Music Award for best county and western vocal performance. The group was named favorite new artist by the American Music Awards in 1990 and 1991.

Band members are brothers Richard and Fred Young, Doug Phelps and Greg Martin.

Eleven-year-old Jack Adams, of Blair Branch, will play his banjo on stage beginning at 12:30 p.m. Raging River Band will perform at 2 p.m., followed by Explicit at 3:30 p.m. The Letcher County Central High School Dance Team will perform at 4:30 p.m., followed by 3 Days Rizin at 5 p.m. AfterShock will perform at 6:30 p.m., and the Kentucky Headhunters will take the stage at 8.

A fishing tournament for children and teens 16 and under will begin at the River Park at 12 p.m. and will end at 4 p.m. For those who do not have fishing poles, Frank Campbell of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife will have 25 on hand to be used during the tournament.

A horseshoe tournament organized by Letcher County Property Valuation Administrator Randy Hall will begin at 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

A corn hole tournament, organized by Tim Lucas, will begin at 4 p.m. Registration is at 3:30 p.m.

Food booths, attractions from X-Treme Fun Inflatables, fire truck rides, cake walks and hayrides begin at 12 p.m.

Persons wishing more information may call Eleanor Caudill or Sandy Hammock at 633-3703.

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