Happy Birthday Jeannie Kendall born, November 30, 1954 of The Kendalls, an American country music duo, consisting of Royce Kendall (September 25, 1935 – May 22, 1998) and his daughter Jeannie Kendall (born November 30, 1954). Between the 1960s and 1990s, they released sixteen albums on various labels, including five on Mercury Records. Between 1977 and 1985, 22 of their singles reached the top 40 on Billboards country singles charts, including three number one hits, “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away” (also a No. 69 pop hit), “Sweet Desire”, and “Thank God for the Radio”; eight additional singles reached the Top Ten. Royce Kendall died in May 1998, shortly after suffering a stroke incurred while performing a soundcheck. Jeannie embarked upon a solo career and signed with Rounder Records in 2002.
About the authorI enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie