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Barbara Mandrell

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Barbara Mandrell

American country music singer best known for a 1970s-1980s series of Top 10 hits and TV shows, that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period add

Category: Music

Born in 1948.

Countries: United States (62%), Alabama (17%), Tennessee (12%)

Main connections: Loretta Lynn, Lulu Roman, Louise Mandrell

Linked to: Country Music Association, Columbia Records, Town Hall Party, Capitol Records

 

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Barbara Mandrell was born in 1948 add something


1960

Dottie West - In the 1960s, West was one of the few female country singers working in what was a male-dominated industry, influencing other female country singers like Lynn Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly_Parton, and Tammy Wynette


1961

Her network TV debut came on the NBC-TV series "Five Star Jubilee" in 1961 add something


1967

Barbara Mandrell married Ken Dudney on May 28, 1967 add something


1969

After signing with Columbia in 1969, she notched her first chart hit, a remake of the Otis Redding classic "I've Been Loving You Too Long" add something

 

Her father was her manager and with his help, she signed with Columbia Records in 1969 add something


1970

In 1970, Mandrell scored the first of many Top 40 hits with "Playin' Around With Love" add something

 

Paul Franklin (musician) - He began his career in the 1970s as a member of Barbara Mandrell's road band; in addition he toured with Mel Tillis and Jerry Reed

 

David Houston (singer) - In later years, Houston dueted with Barbara Mandrell on several of her early hits, most notably 1970's "After Closing Time" and 1974's "I Love You, I Love You"


1971

Her early hits included 1971's "Tonight My Baby's Comin' Home" and 1970s "After Closing Time" add something


1975

Sherrill kept Mandrell with the label until 1975 add something


1978

After a series of successive hits, she scored her first No. 1 with 1978's "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed", immediately followed by another chart-topper, " I Don't Want to Be Right" in early 1979 add something

 

Mandrell's first "Billboard" No. 1 hit was 1978's "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed", immediately followed by " I Don't Want to Be Right" in early 1979 add something


1979

She won twice the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" in 1979 and 1981 add something


1980

During the 1980s Mandrell had more hits, including "Crackers" and "Wish You Were Here" add something

 

In 1980 Mandrell became the third woman to win the "Entertainer of the Year" award from the Country Music Association add something

 

In 1980, "Years" reached No. 1 add something

 

In 1980, the TV program "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" premiered on NBC. In addition to hosts Barbara, Louise, and Irlene Mandrell, the show featured musical guests and comedy sketches add something

 

Louise Mandrell - Although she never developed the scale of fan base or the worldwide recognition that her older sister Barbara Mandrell gained in country music, Louise Mandrell is still credited as one of country music's more successful female vocalists of the 1980s

 

Louise Mandrell - In 1980, following two more solo efforts that did not see the same success, she joined her sister Barbara and younger sister Irlene on Barbara's TV variety show " Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters"


 

She repeated history in 1981 by winning the award for the second time add something


1982

As a result of her busy schedule, she began suffering from vocal strain, and on doctor's orders pulled the plug on the television program in 1982 add something

 

Each broadcast closed with a gospel song, and in 1982 Mandrell released her own inspirational album, "He Set My Life to Music" add something


1983

In 1983, she premiered "The Lady Is a Champ", a Las Vegas stage show add something

 

In 1983, she won a Grammy award for "Best Inspirational Performance" for the song, "He Set My Life to Music" add something


1984

A collection of duets with Lee Greenwood, "Meant for Each Other", followed in 1984 add something

 

Also in 1984, she opened a fan-based attraction across from the Country Music Hall of Fame in the heart of Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee called Barbara Mandrell Country add something

 

Mandrell had the starring role in "Burning Rage" alongside Tom Wopat in 1984 just prior to her car accident add something

 

While Mandrell was at the peak of her popularity, she had a major setback, when she was involved in a serious automobile accident on September 11, 1984 add something

 

Bobby Jones (singer) - In 1984, he won a Grammy Award for the Best Soul Gospel Performance By A Duo Or Group with Barbara Mandrell for "I'm So Glad I'm Standing Here Today


1985

Mandrell returned in 1985, and continued to have hits among the Top 10 on the country chart, including "There's No Love in Tennessee", "Angel in Your Arms", and "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" add something


1986

At the end of 1986, she ended her long association with MCA Records and signed with EMI America Records add something

 

Beginning in 1986, the country music landscape had changed dramatically, with the "new traditionalist" movement gaining dominance with artists like George Strait, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis and Patty Loveless, while the glitzier, more pop-influenced music Mandrell released began falling out of favor add something

 

In 1986, she teamed up with the Oak Ridge Boys for a duet "When You Get to the Heart", which reached the Top 20 add something


1987

In the summer of 1987, she released her debut album with this label, "Sure Feels Good", which had a No. 13 hit with the lead-off single "Child Support" add something


1990

As the 1990s began, she began focusing almost exclusively on live performing, where she remained a significant draw add something

 

It went misunderstood for years, until she was allowed to clarify it in 1990 on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" add something

 

She even had a recurring featured role in the late 1990s on Aaron Spelling's daytime drama, "Sunset Beach" add something


1991

The album debuted on "Billboard's" Country Albums chart at No. 25, her first album to chart since 1991's "Key's in the Mailbox" add something

 

Louise Mandrell - In 1991, TNN began re-airing the " Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Show"


1992

Although she did not achieve her earlier chart success, Mandrell continued to release albums and singles until 1992 add something

 

Mandrell promoted her autobiography on shows such as "Sally Jessy Raphaƫl show", "Geraldo", and "The Oprah Winfrey Show", with whom she shared the "Woman of the World" honor in 1992 add something


1993

Mandrell's daughter, Jaime Dudney, was Miss Tennessee Teen USA 1993 and placed in the semi-finals at Miss Teen USA 1993 add something


1996

Jaime was Miss Golden Globe in 1996, following a tradition, where one son and one daughter of famous parents present the Golden statues add something


1997

In 1997, she released her last studio album to date, "It Works for Me" after a five-year hiatus add something

 

She held her last concert at the "Grand Ole Opry" in October 1997, and it was televised on TNN to huge ratings add something

 

Mandrell told interviewers, that the accident made her reassess her priorities; thus she retired in November 1997 and now spends more time with her family add something


1999

In October 1999 she was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame with other artists, Andy Griffith, Loretta Lynn, Gary S. Paxton, David L Cook, Lulu Roman and Jimmie Snow add something

 

Lulu Roman - In 1999 Lulu Roman was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame with fellow artists Andy Griffith, Barbara Mandrell, David_L._Cook, Gary S. Paxton, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Snow and Jody Miller

 

David L. Cook - In 1999, the Country Gospel Music Association inducted Cook into its Hall of Fame, along with Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Andy Griffith, Jody Miller and Lulu Roman


 

On November 6, 2006, Mandrell made an appearance on the 40th Annual CMA awards add something

 

LeAnn Rimes - In 2006, Rimes recorded a cover version of Barbara Mandrell's "If Loving You Is Wrong ", for a tribute album to Mandrell's career titled, "She Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool: A Tribute to Barbara Mandrell


2007

Time-Life recently released a DVD collection called "The Best of Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" on May 1, 2007, which features more than 40 guest musical performances including country superstars Johnny Cash, Alabama, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Statler Brothers, Ray Charles, John Schneider, Glen Campbell and many more, as well as comedy legend Bob Hope add something

 

On November 5, 2007, Mandrell, along with Vince Gill and Rodney Crowell, was awarded a star on Nashville, Tennessee 's Walk of Fame add something


2009

She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009 add something

 

On May 17, 2009, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy add something

 

Charlie McCoy - On May 17, 2009 Charlie was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame along with Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell


2012

On December 23, 2012, Jamie married Whit Gilbert and the two will expect their first child in early 2015 add something


2014

Hannah received her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 2014 and accepted an internship for OB/GYN at Vanderbilt University add something


2019

On June 25, 2019, "The New York Times Magazine" listed Barbara Mandrell among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire add something