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RIP Jerry

Jerry Lee Story age 65 of Fairfield, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinic.

Open visitation will be 9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m., Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Behner Funeral Home. Family will not be present.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2020, at Laux Park Family Cemetery, 1185-320th Street, Brighton, Iowa 52540. Please follow the COVID guidelines of wearing masks and social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Ronald McDonald House. Cards and memorials may be sent to Kristy Story, 2270 Marigold Blvd., Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Jerry was born June 21, 1955, to Kenneth and Marian (Hammond) Story in Keokuk, IA. He married Kristine Sue Laux on July 25, 1976 in Fairfield, Iowa.

Jerry graduated from Fairfield High School Class of 1973. He was an International Square Dance caller and local business owner. Jerry enjoyed shooting pool and going to the gun range. He was a Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed watching FOX news.

Jerry used his love of music to honor the Lord by making a Gospel CD "Wings of a Dove". Jerry was known for his sense of humor and his story telling. What he loved most was spending time with his kids and grandkids.

He will be missed by his wife, Kristy of Fairfield; his two sons, Joshua (Esther) Story of Navarre, FL and Jacob (Som) Story of Fairfield; his grandsons, Seth, Luke, and Nathan Story; his two sisters, Jeanie Ludeking of Knoxville, TN and Jane (John) Kurt of Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Marian.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

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Take a look around and see what we have to offer! Browse our newest music in the Platinum package, or some of our previous pacakges available in the Gold section. Songs which have been released from the packages and can be purchased by themselves are listed under Single Songs. See our recording artists, or buy a caller a gift certificate for Royal music!

Previews for 2021 Platinum Package

New Release In 2020 Platinum!

Just out on June 21

RYL 1707 - Bad Moon Rising

Vocal by Harue Swift, Sierra Vista AZ

Available for immediate single purchase
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Royal Classic Series

We are in the process of re-releasing some of the titles which have long been unavailable on our website. These titles will include brand-new vocals, and will have new numbers in our catalog. Our Royal Platinum Members will find these songs included in their account downloads as they are released.

First to receive this treatment:

RYL 2001 - Ruby Baby
Vocal by Jerry Story, formerly RYL 503

About Us

Royal Records was founded in 1986 by Jerry Story and Tony Oxendine and quickly became one of the major labels in the square dance industry. Since that time, Royal Records has consistently produced number one square dance records. Songs like "Beautiful Brown Eyes", "Tennessee River", and "Somebody Like Me" have become some of the largest selling records in recent square dance history.

We are dedicated to bring you the finest square dance music available. We record at Hill Top Studio in Nashville, TN. Hill Top is a state of the art 32 track digital studio. Our engineer, Kevin McManus, is a four time SGMA Studio Engineer of the Year award recipient and a 1994 Emmy Award winner. All of our music is recorded using Nashville studio musicians. We also record at Circle Left Studios in Lebanon, TN. Micheal Salacuse is a world class musician and studio engineer. We bring you the best square dance music production money can buy!

In 2004, to offset the steadily rising costs of vinyl production and steadily declining vinyl sales, Royal Records established its Platinum Membership Program. This enables callers to purchase a complete Royal session at one time, and affords them the exclusive use of these tunes for one year. The program became an immediate sellout and has continued to be a sellout since.

Because of the success of the Platinum Program, in 2007, in conjunction with Palomino Records, Royal established the Gold Edition. With the Gold Edition, callers are allowed to purchase the year-old Platinum releases, and along with the Platinum Members are allowed the exclusivity of the use of this music.

In order to maintain the quality of the music that our customers have come to expect, in 2008 Royal once again lead the way in square dance music distribution by turning over vinyl production to Palomino Records. Palomino had the option of pressing and releasing some or all of the year-old Gold and Platinum tunes, at its discretion. However, Royal continued to produce both the Platinum and Gold CD's.  Royal Records also publishs a quarterly newsletter (distributed to all Platinum Members) keeping them abreast of future releases. Cue sheets and complimentary digital downloads of any new "hot" tunes that Royal produces will be available for members on this site.

For over three decades, Royal Records has been a leader in the square dance music industry. With the advent of the Platinum Program and the Gold Edition, we are poised to continue this leadership into the future. It is our hope that you enjoy using our music as much as we enjoy producing it.

Tony Oxendine
Jerry Story

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