She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool: A Tribute to Barbara Mandrell

bm_country200.jpg

With Barbara herself resolutely retired, this tribute album offers a chance to take stock of her music’s durability and the reach of her influence despite her absence— and both are proved potent. Barbara wrote none of the hits reprised here, but her personality is stamped on every one. The stars on hand, including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes and others, demonstrate that the heart and soul Barbara built in to her brand of R & B-laced country-pop still survives.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

Book passage now for star-packed cruise to the Caribbean.
Three-hour-long set for The Big Revival Tour's opening date features guests Taylor Swift, Joe Walsh and others to the stage.
“Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats” opens to the public March 27.
The song, “Guess You Had to Be There,” appears on Brian’s new album, “No Pier Pressure.”