An American country music singer and a musician Barbara Mandrell is also an actress who is known for series of Top 10 Hits and TV shows in 1970s and 1980 which helped her to become one of the Most Successful Female Vocalists of the country of that period. In addition to that, in 2009, she was also inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame. Barbara was the first performer who won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of The Year for a couple of times. She was only female who have done so until him singer Taylor Swift equaled her. Additionally, she is also the winner of Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of The Year for twice in 1979 and 1981.
Barbara is the native of Houston, Texas, United States of America. She came into this world on 25th December of the year 1948 which has now made her reach at the age of 67. Although she is known by the name Barbara Mandrell, as a child, she was named as Barbara Ann Mandrell. She was born as the eldest child to her parents. As the background of her family is music, she was already reading music as well as playing accordion at 5 years old. After six years, he become so adept for playing the steel guitar that her father took Barbara to music trade convention that was held in Chicago. It was there, where her talents caught an attention of Chet Atkins and Joe Maphis.
Shortly after that, Mandrell became featured performer at Maphis’ Las Vegas nightclub show. It was then followed by the tours with Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter and Red Foley. She then has her network TV debut in 1961 on NBC TV series known as Five Star Jubilee. While growing up, Barbara learnt to play pedal steel and lap steel guitars and multiple other instruments which also include banjo, saxophone and accordion. She also played steel guitar for legendary Patsy Cline who once wrote to friend that Barbara was a 13 years old blonde doll who plays steel guitar out of the world.
A multi-talented Barbara is a married woman. She is married to her husband named Ken Dudney. The pair exchanged their vows with each other on 28th May 1967 and since then; they are residing together and blissful and happy married life. In addition to that, she also has three children together with Dudney. They have named their children as Kenneth Matthew Dudney, Jaime Nicole Dudney and Nathaniel Mandrell Dudney. Prior to that, her former mansion was located in Whites Creek, Tennessee near Nashville which was turned into a tourist attraction with restaurant, hotel, outdoors music venue and indoors shooting range.
Barbara stands at an average height of five feet and two inches that is 1.57 m. She went to get her education from the Oceanside High School and got graduated from there. In 1980, the television program Barbara Mandrell and The Mandrell Sisters was premiered on NBC in 1980. In addition to that, she also had a starring role in Burning Rage along with Tom Wopat in 1984. She has a net worth of $45 million. Besides that, to get more info regarding his biography and other activities, he can also get connected via Twitter and Instagram account.