Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Kendell started playing the guitar at the age of five. He spent the rest of his childhood playing and singing in the local bars. Kendell moved his family to Nashville in the summer of 1998 to pursue his musical dreams. He has been cranking out country music hits ever since. His first cut by Gary Allen “Right Where I Need to Be” landed in the top 5. Since then, Kendell has had numerous songs cut by Jake Owen including the hits “Yee Haw” ,“Startin With Me” and “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”. Kendell also co-wrote “That Lonesome Song” the title cut on Jamey Johnson’s Grammy nominated album and the George Strait hit “Twang”. Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Joe Diffie, Josh Turner, Randy Houser, Martina McBride, Josh Thompson, and many others have recorded his songs.
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