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Barbara Mandrell

An American country singer.

Member of 'The Mandrells'. Now one of America's most respected country singers.

She is mainly known for Country-Pop cross over hits of the 1970s and '80s. She was given the nickname The Princess of Steel, for her ability at the steel guitar.

Multi talented intrumentalist playing, Saxophone, Banjo,
Steel Guitar, Bass.

Barbara Mandrell was one of Country Music's most successful artists during the 1970s and '80s. Like many of her contemporaries at the time, she sang crossover Country material, that either was well-liked or highly criticized.

Her biggest hits include "Sleeping Single In a Double Bed", "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right", "Years", and "Crackers".

2001 Academy of Country Music - Pioneer Award
1971 Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist
1978 Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist
1980 Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year
1981 Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist

One of only five females to be awarded 'Entertainer Of The Year'.

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