Louise Mandrell

Born Jul 13, 1954

Thelma Louise Mandrell was born July 13, 1954 and is an American country music singer. She is the younger sister of country singer Barbara Mandrell, and older sister of actress Irlene Mandrell. Louise had a successful singing career in country music with a string of hits during the 1980s.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on July 13, 1954.


1971 16 Years Old Her marriage to Ronald Shaw on July 1, 1971 ended in divorce in 1973.


1975 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Her first time in the studio was on the recording "Always Wanting You", a no. 1 hit for Haggard in 1975.
1978 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1978, Mandrell signed with Epic Records.
1979 - 1980 2 More Events
1981 26 Years Old In 1981, she signed with RCA Nashville.
1982 27 Years Old In 1982, Mandrell had two top 40 hits, as well as the top 20 hit "Some of My Best Friends Are Old Songs".
1983 28 Years Old 1983 turned out to be her most successful year, entering the top 15 with "Runaway Heart" the two top 10 hits "Save Me" (originally recorded by Northern Irish singer Clodagh Rodgers) and "Too Hot to Sleep".
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Mandrell had two other Top 40 hits "Goodbye Heartache" and "I'm Not Through Loving You Yet", and in 1985 the song "I Wanna Say Yes" entered the top 5.


1987 32 Years Old Mandrell's last studio album "Dreamin'" was released in 1987, with the single "I Want To Hear It From Your Lips" and having her last top 40 hit with the single "Do I Have To Say Goodbye".
1988 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Her last charted single came in 1988, a cover of the song "As Long As We Got Each Other", a duet with Eric Carmen.
1991 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, Louise was divorced from Bannon and two years later married John Haywood on July 16, 1993. … Read More
1992 37 Years Old From 1992 to 1994, she headlined at the 4,000 seat Grand Palace Theatre in Branson, Missouri along with Kenny Rogers. … Read More


1997 43 Years Old On September 12, 1997, Mandrell opened up her own 1,400-seat theater, The Louise Mandrell Theater (now the Smoky Mountain Opry) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, alongside other theaters such as Lee Greenwood's. … Read More


2005 - 2008 3 More Events
2009 55 Years Old In 2009, she signed with Strouadavarious Records and announced her intention to release an album of country classics and a Christmas-themed album.
2011 57 Years Old 1 More Event
During 2011 & 2012, Mandrell joined Lee Greenwood on selected tour dates, including a 6 week Branson run at the Welk Resort Theatre from September 12-October 22.
2012 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, she performed the title role of "Calamity Jane" at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre in Fresno, CA through September 16, 2012.
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