Sweethearts of the Rodeo is an American country music duo comprising sisters Janis Oliver (guitar, vocals) and Kristine Arnold (vocals).
After being discovered by Emmylou Harris, they secured slots as opening acts and backing vocalists for other artists. In 1977, the Sweethearts opened a Redondo Beach show for Sundance, a group which included a then-19-year-old Vince Gill. Janis married Gill in 1980, who by then was a member of Pure Prairie League, and Kristine married Leonard Arnold of the band Blue Steel. In 1983 the Gills moved to Nashville, Tennessee, followed soon after by the Arnolds, and the sisters began singing together again.
They recorded for Columbia Records between 1986 and 1991, releasing four albums and twelve singles, and during the 1990s they also recorded two albums for Sugar Hill Records. The duo reached the Top Ten on the Hot Country Songs chart seven times in the late 1980s, with their highest-charting singles being the No. 4 hits Midnight Girl/Sunset Town and Chains of Gold featured here at mid-price on their debut album Sweethearts Of The Radio..
Their name is taken from The Byrds' album Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
SWEETHEARTS OF THE RODEO
Midnight Girl/Sunset Town, Hey Doll Baby, Since I Found You, Gotta Get Away, Chains of Gold, Chosen Few, Everywhere I Turn, I Can't Resist
ONE TIME, ONE NIGHT
Satisfy You, Blue to the Bone, We Won't Let That River Come Between Us, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), Don't Look Down, One Time, One Night, You Never Talk Sweet, I Feel Fine, If I Never See Midnight Again, Gone Again, Until I Stop Dancing