Sweethearts Of The Rodeo
|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal|
|Tags:||country female vocalists female voices cowhat fav|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
Sisters Janis Oliver (28 November 1955, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) and Kristine Oliver (b. 1 March 1957, Manhattan Beach, California, USA) grew up in California and spent much time practising their vocal harmonies. In 1973, they started working as an acoustic duo, taking their name from a Byrds album. Although they mostly performed contemporary country rock songs, they also had some traditional country leanings. They both married, becoming Janis Gill and Kristine Arnold. Janis went to Nashville with her then husband, Vince Gill, who became one of the first of the new country singers. Janis invited her sister to Nashville, where they won a major talent contest. In 1986, the duo recorded their first album, Sweethearts Of The Rodeo, which yielded five US country singles including Hey Doll Baby. By and large, Kristine is the lead singer and Janis the songwriter, although their wide repertoire includes I Feel Fine and So...