Barbara Mandrell is an American Country music singer, actress and Musician all rolled in one. Her recordings hit the right spot of the top-10 hit music singles in the 1970s and 80s. She is the winner of countless awards. Her most famous song “I was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool is still popular today. Barbara’s Net worth is $50 million US dollars.
Named Barbara Ann Mandrell by her parents Irby Mathew Mandrell and Mary Ellen, Barbara was born in Houston, Texas in 1948. Her father was also a successful musician. She has two siblings who are also in the same industry. Barbara picked up the guitar and accordion at a very young age.
Barbara is married to Ken Dudney in 1967. He had been the drummer in Barbara’s band. They have three children who are all well settled in life.
Barbara was touring with music bands of Johnny Cash, Cline and Geroge Jones in her teens. Later her father formed the family band consisting, of his three daughters and his future son-in-law, toured Asia and the US.
After this, she signed an agreement with Columbia Records in 1969. Some of her minor hit at that time was Playin’ Around with Love and a remake I’ve Been Loving You Too Long. Her 1973 sing “The Midnight Oil” became very popular. Other hits during that period were After Closing time, Treat him right and a remake Show Me.
She joined ABC/Dot and reached the top five chartbusters rank with Standing Room only.
Barbara’s first chart-topper was her 1978 single “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”. She followed it with another winner “If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right in 1979 and Years in 1980. Other major hit songs include One of a Kind, Till you’re Gone and Pair of Fools, Crackers, years, Wish you were here. The Best Inspirational performance Grammy was hers when she sang “He Set My Life to Music.
She has collaborated with the likes of Lee Greenwood, David Houston for producing many chartbusters.
Barbara also featured as an artist on TV in programmes like Barbara Mandrel, Mandrell sisters, Burning Rage, The Lady Is a Champ and Sunset Beach. Her Guest appearances were in Empty Nest, Touched By An Angel, Baywatch, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Sally, Nashville Now, The Oprah Winfrey ShowTexas ranger Geraldo, and Rockford Files.
The list of awards Barbara won is enormous. Some of them are:
• Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – 2009
• Top New Female Vocalist award was given by Academy of Country Music awards – 1971 & 1978
• Female Vocalist of the year award was given by Country Music Association- 1979 to 1981
• Won a Grammy for Best Inspirational Performance in 1983
• She has won several American Music Awards, People Choice awards, MCN awards and ACM awards
• She has a Museum in her name – Barbara Mandrell Country
• She has written her Autobiography Get to the Heart: My Story which proved a bestseller for New York Times.
• She is the recipient of Woman of the World honor with Oprah Winfrey two times
How much is Barbara Mandrell Net Worth in 2017
The net worth of Barbara Mandrell is $50 million US dollars as of 2017. Her source of income is music, TV appearances and proceeds from her best-selling Autobiography.
Barbara Mandrell popularized country music along with her contemporaries. She is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades in her career spanning the nearly 50 years.