Brian Mansfield

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For the Australian rugby union player, see Brian Mansfield (rugby union).

Brian Mansfield (born 1963) is an American writer and journalist. A longtime music writer and critic for USA Today, Mansfield is also the writer/producer of syndicated weekly radio program America's Opry Weekend for American radio network Dial Global Radio Networks and author and co-author of a number of books.[1][2] In 2002, he was elected to the board of the Country Music Association, serving until 2006.[3][4]

In 2012 Mansfield was diagnosed with colon cancer.[5]

Select bibliography[edit]

  • Mansfield, Brian (2006). Official Opry picture-history book. Gaylord Entertainment Co. 
  • Mansfield, Brian; Country Music Hall of Fame (2003). Country Music Trivia. Rutledge Hill Press. ISBN 1-4016-0121-9. 
  • Mansfield, Brian; Les Leverett (2003). Ring of Fire: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Rutledge Hill Press. ISBN 1-4016-0137-5. 
  • Mansfield, Brian (2003). Remembering Patsy. Thomas Nelson Inc. ISBN 1-4016-0033-6. 
  • Walters, Neal; Brian Mansfield (1998). MusicHound Folk: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink. ISBN 1-57859-037-X. 


  1. ^ "Talk Today: Brian Mansfield (transcript)". USA Today. July 26, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "America's Opry Weekend". Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "CMA Board of Directors and Officers elected". November 8, 2002. Retrieved March 17, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "author bio". Retrieved March 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ Brian Mansfield (July 14, 2012). "My Semicolon Life: Just like that, I've got cancer". USA Today. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

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