Lorene Mann

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Lorene Mann
Born (1937-01-04)January 4, 1937
Huntland, Tennessee
Origin Nashville, Tennessee
Died May 24, 2013(2013-05-24) (aged 76)
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1955-1980
Labels RCA Victor
Associated acts Justin Tubb, Archie Campbell

Lorene Mann (January 4, 1937-May 24, 2013) was an American country music singer and songwriter. She is known for her duets with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell.


Mann was born January 4, 1937 in Huntland, Tennessee,[1] as the youngest of ten children. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 1956, Mann wrote "Left to Right", a top 10 hit by Kitty Wells in 1960. She also wrote "Don't Go Near the Indians" by Rex Allen, "Something Precious" by Skeeter Davis, and "My Wife's House" by Jerry Wallace.[2]

Between 1965 and 1969, Mann recorded for RCA Victor. She did one duet album each with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell, both of which accounted for single entries on Hot Country Songs. Her only solo album, A Mann Named Lorene, was released in 1969. One of her duets with Tubb, "Hurry, Mr. Peters", was an answer song to "Yes Mr. Peters" by Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell.[3] She had songs recorded by artists who are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame.

Mann was a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and created their slogan, "It all begins with a song". She appeared in the movies Music City USA and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings. Mann died at age 76 on May 24, 2013.[2]



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
US Country
Together and Alone (with Justin Tubb)
Tell It Like It Is (with Archie Campbell)
  • Released: November 1968
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
A Mann Named Lorene
  • Released: October 1969
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
US Country
"So, I Could Be Your Friend" 1964 A Mann Named Lorene
"Stranger at the Funeral" 1965
"Hurry, Mr. Peters" (with Justin Tubb) 23 Together and Alone
"Please Don't Take the Children from Me" 1966 A Mann Named Lorene
"We've Gone Too Far, Again" (with Justin Tubb) 44 Together and Alone
"Don't Put Your Hands on Me" 47 A Mann Named Lorene
"Have You Ever Wanted To" 1967 50
"You Love Me Too Little" 63
"The Dark End of the Street" (with Archie Campbell) 24 Tell It Like It Is
"Tell It Like It Is" (with Archie Campbell) 1968 31
"Warm and Tender Love" (with Archie Campbell) 57
"My Special Prayer" (with Archie Campbell) 36
"Tell It All" 1969 N/A
"Indian Santa Claus" N/A
"The Apron Tree" 1970 N/A
"Chicken One Day, Feathers the Next" 1971 N/A
"Hide My Sin" 1972 N/A
"Stay Out of My Dreams" N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ "Lorene Mann biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Oermann, Robert K. (28 May 2013). "Hit songwriter Lorene Mann passes". MusicRow. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 255–256. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.