Mandrell sentence example
- Country music fans often ask themselves, "Whatever happened to Barbara Mandrell?"
- Barbara Ann Mandrell was born on December 25, 1948, in Houston, Texas.
- When Barbara Mandrell was 15, she and her two sisters, along with their parents, became the Mandrell Family Band.
- Their drummer was Ken Dudney, who eventually became Mandrell's husband.
- In 1969, Ken Dudney went overseas with the U.S. Navy, and Barbara Mandrell decided to move to Nashville to try her hand at a serious music career.Advertisement
- It wasn't until 1973, with the single The Midnight Oil, that Mandrell broke through with fans.
- Mandrell continued with her chart-topping songs throughout the rest of the 1970s and most of the 1980s.
- Mandrell also recorded several duets with singers Lee Greenwood and David Houston.
- In 1984, just when Mandrell was riding high on her phenomenal successes, she was involved in a devastating automobile accident.
- It took over 18 months for Mandrell to heal and regain her speech and memory, but when she did, she was back in full force.Advertisement
- The 1990s saw a slowing down for Barbara Mandrell, and she focused more on live performances than studio albums.
- After she ended her musical career, Mandrell wrote her autobiography, called Get to the Heart: My Story.
- The book turned into a made-for-television movie, and Mandrell hit the talk show circuit to promote it.
- If you're now still wondering, whatever happened to Barbara Mandrell, the answer is that she's taking time to spend with her family while enjoying a quieter life.
- The album featured popular country artists covering some of Mandrell's biggest hits.Advertisement
- Barbara Mandrell was featured in People Magazine as one of the "beautiful at any age" subjects that accompany the "Most Beautiful People" editions.