Jeannie Kendall and Carl Acuff Jr.

jeannie kendall and carl acuff jr

Leaping Hawk Records Is Proud to Present
Grammy Award Winner Jeannie Kendall
(One of the Founding Members of The Kendalls)
and Carl Acuff Jr.

Jeannie Kendall

Jeannie and her dad, Royce Kendall, rose to fame with several number one hits, including "Heaven's just a Sin Away," which rocketed the young singer to  music world prominence. That song topped the country charts, was a minor crossover pop hit, and won the 1978 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal by a Duo or Group.

The father/daughter vocal blending was perfect, never needing tuning in any studio. Their love for God, Country, Family, and Music came through in their voices, and created something that only occurs with family vocal timbre and is almost impossible to recreate. The Kendalls' career included 22 top singles, 11 top 10 hits and three #1 hits. They were honored with both Grammy Awards and CMA Awards.

In the years since her father's death, Jeannie has pursued a solo career, continuing to thrill audiences with new music. Her latest CD with Carl Acuff Jr. is no exception. Jeannie's powerful, sweet, clear voice is strong today as ever, and has found the perfect vocal match with the amazing harmonies of Carl Acuff Jr.

Visit Jeannie's Fan Page for all the latest news!

Carl Acuff Jr.

carl acuff jr.

Remarkably, Carl Acuff Jr. adds the same timbre and harmony qualities to compliment Jeannie Kendall on their new CD You Got Me.

An established performer in his own right, Carl has been entertaining his fans for more than 30 years, performing as the headliner in the Carl Acuff Jr. Show, in Big C's Rock N Roll Review Show, in the Glen Campbell Tribute show The Wichita Lineman, and others.

He and Jeannie now sing as The Kendalls, and you can preview the new CD and purchase the music here.

We also carry some of the music of the original The Kendalls, I Gotta Pray tee shirts, as well as photos and posters of Jeannie.

Buy them here. 

Leaping Hawk Records is proud to welcome one of the founding members of The Kendalls - Grammy Award winner Jeannie Kendall - and Carl Acuff Jr. to our Record Company.

Jeannie, along with her father Royce Kendall, rose to fame with several number one hits including "Heaven's Just a Sin Away." The vocal blending of this father/daughter dup was perfect, and never needed tuning in any studio.

Their love for God, Country, Family and Music came through in their voices and created something that only occurs with family vocal timbre and is almost impossible to recreate.

Carl Acuff Jr. adds those same timbre and harmony qualities to complement Jeannie Kendall on their new release, "Island in the Kitchen," written by none other than Jerry Gillespie (writer of Heaven's Just a Sin Away) and Dan Willis. Jeannie's powerful, sweet, clear voice is as strong today as ever, and has found a good vocal match with the amazing harmonies of Carl Acuff Jr., an established performer in his own right.  This song will carry you to paradise and set you dancing around your own "Island in The Kitchen."

jeannie kendall and jerry gilliespie

TOP PHOTO:

Jeannie Kendall & Jerry Gillespie, writer of Heaven's Just a Sin Away and co-writer with Dan Willis of Island In the Kitchen.

BOTTOM PHOTO:

Jerry with Carl Acuff, Jr.

Carl Acuff Jr and Jerry Gillespie