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 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 self-titled debut, I’ve Got a Right to Cry produced by Owen Bradley, the Christmas album Winter Wonderland, Sweet Dreams, and I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs Of Don Gibson. Mandy has also been featured on movie soundtracks.
Reviewers 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.”