|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country classic country 70s country 80s|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||discogs wikidata wikipedia|
Royce Kendall (Royce Kykendall, 25 September 1934, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 May 1998, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, USA) and Jeannie Kendall (b. 30 November 1954, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). Royce learned guitar from the age of five and formed a duo, the Austin Brothers, with his brother Floyce. After serving in the US Army, Royce and his wife Melba started a hairdressing business in St. Louis. Their only child, Jeannie, began harmonizing with her father on old-time country songs, and they were soon entertaining family and friends. Their first record, for a small local label, was Round Round Round, and their talents were recognized in Nashville by Pete Drake, although they simply recorded country versions of pop hits such as Leavin On A Jet Plane (a minor hit), Proud Mary and Youve Lost That Lovin Feelin. Jeannie Kendall was among the backing singers on Ringo Starrs Nashville album Beaucoups...