The Kendalls

100 Greatest Women, #98: Jeannie Kendall

March 12, 2008 // 8 Comments

100 Greatest Women #98 Jeannie Kendall (The Kendalls) A father-daughter duo from St. Louis, Missouri, The Kendalls had an impressive twenty-year chart run, which featured many big hits and two indisputably country classics. Singing lead on those hits was Jeannie Kendall, daughter and musical partner of Royce Kendall. Royce had been involved in the music business for twenty years before he teamed up with his daughter. His first act was also a family one. With his brother Floyce, he was one-half of the Austin Brothers, and they were regulars on the TV show Town Hall Party back in the 1950’s. But it wasn’t until Royce paired up with his daughter that the family finally made a splash on the national scene. After a few ill-advised folk covers, including “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, failed to make an impact, the duo broke through in a big way with the Jerry Gillespie Read More