An uncompromising singer whose style is rooted in the classic country of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Webb Pierce, and Brenda Lee, Mandy Barnett's keen interpretive sense enables her to delve into a song, study the intricacies of its emotional content, and render a powerful performance through her full-bodied voice. Her torchy delivery on her contemporary yet retro-sounding country and pop-tinged material harkens back to the likes of all-time great female singers and timeless sounds.
Mandy has starred as “Patsy Cline” in the musical production “Always...Patsy Cline” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on and off since 1994 – most recently in Summer 2011. Mandy tours regularly in concert, nationally and internationally, and is a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry.
She has released critically applauded albums, including her debut “Mandy Barnett,” “I've Got a Right to Cry” produced by Owen Bradley, and her Christmas album “Winter Wonderland.” Mandy has also been featured on movie soundtracks. Rounder Records will re-release “Winter Wonderland” for Christmas 2011.
Mandy's new album “Sweet Dreams” on the Opry Music label features her renditions of songs previously recorded by Patsy Cline. Along with the hits such as “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Faded Love,” and the title track, Mandy offers stunning versions of Irving Berlin's pop standard “Always” and the Mel Tillis-penned “Strange.” Reviewers of “Sweet Dreams” have heralded Mandy's talents as “one of the most beautiful ‘classic country’ female voices of all time. She has total control of her voice and sings effortlessly. Barnett is a true master of her craft.”
Birthplace: Crossville, Tennessee
Birth Date: September 28
Mandy at the Opry
|Ryman Auditorium||Thurs., 05/23/2013 Approximately 9:15 - 10:00 pm||Tickets|
|Ryman Auditorium||Thurs., 05/23/2013 7:00 p.m.||Tickets|