Country twang meets contemporary style on kendall’s newest project, “here Comes Trouble”

When Texas singer-songwriter Kendall Beard made her first musical mark as a season eight American Idol semi-finalist, strong country women like Miranda Lambert and Dolly Parton served as inspirations. She never dreamed she would one day play Lambert in a docu-drama that would include commentary by Parton — much less Beard’s own songs. But the Reelz Network The Price of Fame episode featuring Beard and tunes from her 2018 album, Here Comes Trouble, aired in April 2019. In March, she was featured in Austin Monthly magazine as one of its 2019 artists to watch and performed in the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Future Faces show. Shortly before those achievements, Beard and her partner won Dancing with the Stars Austin, a fundraiser for the Center for Child Protection. She’s currently working on a new album with AJ Vallejo, her producer and bandmate in the roots-rock outfit Love & Chaos, chosen by Austin Chronicle readers as 2016’s Folk Band of the Year.