Louise Mandrell
American musician
Louise Mandrell
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.
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Louise Mandrell makes herself at home in Fresno
Fresnobee - almost 5 years
"I'm the natural Calamity," Louise Mandrell says with a laugh.
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Tampa Bay Online - almost 5 years
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Celebrity Column: Louise Mandrell relishes attention from Christmas Dinner Party
The Tennessean - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-177628" href="/louise+mandrell">Louise Mandrell</a> says her family is one of the loudest at Christmas because everyone comes to the gathering with instruments, ready to play.
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Newberry Opera House unveils lineup - Spartanburg Herald Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Country acts will be Loretta Lynn, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Louise Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Jeannie Seeley, Ray Price and Pam Tillis. Other headliners will be Robert Earl Keen, the Vienna Boys Choir, Jim Brickman and Sam Bush
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Christmas Spectacular: Rockettes returning to Nashville - Evansville Courier & Press
Google News - over 5 years
The 28th-annual “A Country Christmas” at Gaylord Opryland Resort will include more than 2 million lights and more than a dozen shows and attractions, including “ICE!” featuring DreamWorks&#39; Merry Madagascar, Louise Mandrell&#39;s Christmas Dinner Party and
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The Radio City Christmas Spectacular Returns to Nashville for its 10th ... - PR Web (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
featuring DreamWorks&#39; Merry Madagascar™; the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes®; Louise Mandrell&#39;s Christmas Dinner Party™; and much more. Located in Nashville, Tenn., the newly-renovated resort and flagship property
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Country stars visit Franklin - Waynesville Smoky Mountain News
Google News - over 5 years
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts will host an evening of American music with superstars Lee Greenwood and Louise Mandrell at 7:30 pm on July 30. Along with his patriotic hit “God Bless the USA,” Greenwood has won numerous accolades
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Gaylord Announces Country Christmas Program - NewsChannel5.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Louise Mandrell Christmas dinner party will also be back with a new show. &quot;Merry Madagascar&quot; will be the theme for the ICE program, with 2 million pounds of ice sculptures of the show&#39;s popular characters – some as tall as 20 feet
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Country Trivia - CJDC (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Only one country star is celebrating a birthday today, Louise Mandrell, sister of Barbara Mandrell, is 57 years young today. Patrick Stewart, better known as Captain Picard of Star Trek, The Next Generation is 71 today. On this date in country music,
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 10-16 - eTaiwan News
Google News - over 5 years
Country singer Louise Mandrell is 57. Actor-director Cameron Crowe is 54. Comedian Tom Kenny is 49. Country singer-songwriter Victoria Shaw is 49. Actor Michael Jace (&quot;The Shield&quot;) is 46. Country singer Neil Thrasher (Thrasher Shriver) is 46
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Ohio State Trapshooting Tournament has showplace in Marengo that keeps on growing - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
Butz won top shooting awards in the Charlton Heston Celebrity Shoot, the Schwarzkopf Cup and the Louise Mandrell Celebrity Shoot. The Ohio State Trapshooting Championships begin Tuesday morning and will wrap on the weekend
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Branson shows - Springfield News-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
31 White House Theatre, 2255 Gretna Road, 417-335-2396, http://kungfubranson.com: The Legend of Kung Fu, through Dec. 10 Welk Resort, 1984 Missouri 165, 417-337-7469; 800-734-5515, www.welkresortbranson.com: Lee Greenwood and Louise Mandrell, Sept
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Around Town — Rownd receives Scouts' Silver Buffalo Award - Canton Repository
Google News - almost 6 years
... and Louise Mandrell, 2000. The award was created in 1925 to award those who give noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. The Silver Buffalo award is Scouting&#39;s highest commendation for contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth
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Nashville Based, Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell Creates the New Logo for ... - PR-USA.net (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Cook has opened shows for many Country Stars including, David Alan Coe, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Van Shelton, Exile, John Conlee, Louise Mandrell, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, David Frizzell, Johnny Rodriguez and Little Texas to name a few
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Nashville Based, Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell Creates the New Logo for ... - PR.com (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
Cook has opened shows for many Country Stars including, David Alan Coe, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Van Shelton, Exile, John Conlee, Louise Mandrell, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy Fortune, David Frizzell, Johnny Rodriguez and Little Texas to name a few
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Briefly: Concert Reset For June 25; 'Deuce Of Spades' To Be Presented; Chuck ... - Fort Smith Times Record
Google News - almost 6 years
The Lee Greenwood-Louise Mandrell concert in Fort Smith has been rescheduled to begin at 8 pm June 25 at the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. Seventh St. Tickets purchased for the original June 4 date will be honored at the door
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Louise Mandrell
    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 57
    In 2012, she performed the title role of "Calamity Jane" at Roger Rocka's Dinner Theatre in Fresno, California through September 16, 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 56
    Louise's final Christmas Show at Gaylord Opryland titled "Louise Mandrell's Christmas Dinner Party" took place Nov 18-Dec 25 of 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Louise was the spokesperson for Sanderson Farms' Miss Goldy's Chicken for 20 years, and for White Rain in the mid 1980s.
    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 54
    In 2009, she signed with Strouadavarious Records and announced her intention to release an album of country classics and a Christmas-themed album.
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  • 2008
    Age 53
    Over the Christmas and New Year holiday period 2008-2009, Mandrell performed at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville for one month.
    More Details Hide Details The multi-instrumental dinner show was entitled "Joy To The World". Mandrell also announced her intention to create a new show in 2010, "The Gift".
  • 2007
    Age 52
    Mandrell continues to perform at selected special occasions and corporate events. In December 2007, she performed in Washington DC with the National Army band.
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  • 2005
    Age 50
    The Louise Mandrell Theater had its last performance, to a sold-out house, on December 31, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Mandrell sold the theater afterwards and it has twice changed hands since. The theater is now home to the "Smoky Mountain Opry." In 1983, Mandrell co-wrote the Mandrell Family Album with writer Ace Collins. Later, they produced a series of children's books.
  • FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 42
    On September 12, 1997, Mandrell opened her own 1,400-seat theater, The Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, alongside other theaters such as Lee Greenwood's.
    More Details Hide Details Mandrell appeared in every performance there, encompassed numerous musical styles including Country, jazz, and big band. It was considered the most attended (non-dinner) show in the Smoky Mountains. Triumphant Quartet, formerly known as the Integrity Quartet, was the in-house southern gospel group and back-up singers for Louise.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 37
    From 1992 to 1994, she headlined at the 4,000 seat Grand Palace Theatre in Branson, Missouri along with Kenny Rogers.
    More Details Hide Details On occasion, she shared the stage with Barbara, Sawyer Brown, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and several other well known country and pop music entertainers at The Grand Palace.
  • 1991
    Age 36
    After leaving RCA Records, Mandrell continued to perform almost every day to packed houses. In 1991, TNN began re-airing the Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Show.
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    Louise was divorced from R.C. in 1991 and married John Haywood on July 16, 1993.
    More Details Hide Details Louise became a grandmother for the first time in 2013.
  • 1988
    Age 33
    RCA dropped Mandrell in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1990s she released the videos and songs "Jean Paul" and "Down Home Christmas".
    Her last charted single came in 1988, a cover of the song "As Long As We Got Each Other", a duet with Eric Carmen.
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  • 1987
    Age 32
    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".
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 29
    In 1984, RCA released her first video for the hit single "Some Girls Have All The Luck".
    More Details Hide Details Her songs at this time focused on the popular Countrypolitan sound that was coming out of Nashville from many country artists, Barbara Mandrell included.
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 28
    1983 turned out to be her most successful year.
    More Details Hide Details She entered the top 15 with "Runaway Heart," and had the two top 10 hits "Save Me" (originally recorded by Northern Irish singer Clodagh Rodgers) and "Too Hot to Sleep".
  • 1982
    Age 27
    In 1982, Mandrell had two top 40 hits, as well as the top 20 hit "Some of My Best Friends Are Old Songs".
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  • 1981
    Age 26
    In 1981, she signed with RCA Records.
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  • 1980
    Age 25
    In 1980, following two more solo efforts that did not see the same success, she joined sisters Barbara and Irlene on the TV variety show Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
    More Details Hide Details This show showcased not only her singing, but her multi-instrumental and comedy talents as well.
  • 1979
    Age 24
    In 1979 she released her next single, a version of "Everlasting Love", which also entered top 100.
    More Details Hide Details She started singing duets with her husband R.C.Bannon, such as "I Thought You'd Never Ask," which entered the top 50, and a cover of the number one song by Peaches & Herb, "Reunited", which went to number 13, her first significant hit.
  • 1978
    Age 23
    Mandrell released her first single in 1978, called "Put It On Me", which entered the top 100 country music singles in the USA.
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  • 1975
    Age 20
    She subsequently married Gary Lamar Buck of the country music group The Four Guys on July 23, 1975. They later divorced in 1978. In 1978, Mandrell met R.C. Bannon. They married on February 26, 1979.
    More Details Hide Details He would later co-write songs for Barbara. "One of a Kind, Pair of Fools" is a 1983 single written by Bannon and John Bettis and recorded by Barbara Mandrell. "Only One Love in My Life," written by R.C. Bannon and John Bettis, would be Ronnie Milsap's tenth number one. Louise and R.C. adopted Nicole Mandrell Shipley in 1986.
    Her first time in the studio was on the recording "Always Wanting You", a no. 1 hit for Haggard in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details In 1978, Louise signed with Epic Records.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 16
    Her marriage to Ronald Shaw on July 1, 1971 ended in divorce in 1973.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1954
    Born
    Thelma Louise Mandrell was born July 13, 1954 to Mary Ellen (née McGill; August 4, 1931) and Irby Matthew Mandrell (October 11, 1924March 5, 2009) in Corpus Christi, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details She is the second of three daughters. Sister Barbara is five and a half years older; sister Irlene is one and a half years younger. Mother Mary was a homemaker and musician hailing from a large family in rural Wayne County, Illinois. Her father was a World War II naval veteran as well as a Texas police officer. Irby, a Garland County, Arkansas native, was an accomplished musician and entrepreneur as well. Although she never developed the scale of fan base or the worldwide recognition that her older sister Barbara Mandrell gained in country music, Louise Mandrell is still credited as one of country music's more successful female vocalists of the 1980s. With their parents coming from a musical background, Barbara started off working as a singer, and playing the steel guitar and other instruments, and toured with Patsy Cline in the early 1960s. Louise learned to play the guitar and bass. Soon, their parents founded the Mandrell Family Band, which toured the United States and Asia.
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