Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight To Feature The Kendalls
You are invited to join me at 11 a.m. Sunday March 30th for the Country Classic Spotlight featuring The Kendalls. The 98 Country Classic Show kicks off at 9 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m. every Sunday on air, online and on your mobile device.
The father daughter duo, Royce and Jeannie Kendall, placed over thirty singles on Billboards Hot 100 from 1970 through the early 90’s. Jeannie’s high pitched vocals drove uptempo songs such as 1977’s Heaven’s Just a Sin Away and 1978’s Sweet Desire to the number one spot on the charts. Her delivery on ballads such as Pittsburgh Stealers and Just Like Real People Could Ring Tears From a Rock. Royce’s rich baritone voice was the grounding for Jeannie’s electric performances.
The Kendalls managed to hit Billboards Top Ten eleven times. They were consistently on the charts throughout the early 1980’s. Beginning in the mid 1980’s the hits began to fade. The duo continued to tour and perform until May 22, 1998, when Royce died from a stroke.
In the years since her father’s death, Jeannie has pursued a solo career. She has recorded two solo albums including a self-titled acoustic and bluegrass CD. Jeannie continues to tour and perform.