Fern Kinney is an American R&B and disco singer.
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Kinney began singing in the late 1960s, and joined the vocal group The Poppies , replacing their former singer Patsy McClune . Kinney remained in the group with Dorothy Moore and Rosemary Taylor for about two years and also released a solo single "Your Love's Not Reliable" during this time, however it was not a success.
In the early 1970s she began working as a session musician and backing vocalist. Among the songs she sang on were King Floyd 's "Groove Me" and her former "Poppie" bandmate Dorothy Moore's 1976 top 10 single "Misty Blue".
In 1979 Kinney decided to record her own version of Floyd's "Groove Me" and changed the rhythm on the song to turn it into a disco dance track. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Magazine Dance chart. Her next single "Together We Are Beautiful", released in 1980 was another disco song, but with a slower and more sultry beat. It failed to chart in the United States, but reached number one in the United Kingdom.
Kinney's subsequent releases attempted to continue in the disco style, however by this time the disco fad had reached its peak and Kinney was unable to repeat her success. By 1983 she had returned to her earlier career as a backing vocalist. She is regarded as a one hit wonder.