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Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is an American country music singer.
From a musical family, Barbara Mandrell began singing and playing a variety of musical instruments in early childhood and by age ten was performing on television. By the early 1970s she had begun to make a name for herself and for nearly a decade she was one of the most prominent personalities in country music with a string of No. 1 hits and multimillion record sales worldwide. Her biggest hits include "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed", "Standing Room Only", "Years", "One of a Kind Pair of Fools", "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool", and "If Lovin' You is Wrong (I Don't Want to be Right)".
In 1979 and 1981, she was voted the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year." In 1980 and 81, Mandrell became the first artist to ever win the Association's most prestigious award as "Entertainer of the Year Award" two years running. From 1980 to 1982 she hosted her own television variety show called Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters. In 1983, she won the ...