Mandy Barnett

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Mandy Barnett
Barnett in 2019
Barnett in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAmanda Carol Barnett
Born (1975-09-28) September 28, 1975 (age 48)
OriginCrossville, Tennessee, United States
GenresCountry, Traditional Pop
Years active1994-present
LabelsCapitol, Asylum

Amanda Carol Barnett (born September 28, 1975) is an American country music singer.

Early life and music career[edit]

Barnett has been singing since she was a child, performing at churches, local venues, as well as at Dollywood. In her musical career, she has released eight albums and charted three singles on the Billboard country charts. Her highest-charting country single is "Now That's All Right With Me", which reached No. 43 in 1996. Barnett has also held the titular role in the musical Always… Patsy Cline, a musical based on the life of Patsy Cline, which opened in 1994 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. She has performed the role in nearly 500 performances over a 20-year period. In addition, she has been a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, appearing over 400 times since her debut in 1994. In 2019, Rolling Stone Magazine named Barnett's recording of "The Whispering Wind" as one of the top songs of 1999, ranking it at 74 out of 99 songs.[1] Barnett performs with bands and symphonies around the world, including the Nashville Symphony and Detroit Symphony Orchestra. On August 13, 2019, Barnett made her cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City. Barnett, along with Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and others performed at the 2019 Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum Concert and Induction Ceremony; among the inductees were producer Owen Bradley, Steve Wariner and Alabama. Barnett's rendition of the Skeeter Davis classic "The End of The World" was released as a single on October 18, 2019. The single was subsequently included on an album titled "A Nashville Songbook" released in August 2020. On September 28, 2020 The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development honored Barnett with the unveiling of a “Tennessee Music Pathways” marker at the historic downtown square in her Tennessee hometown of Crossville.[2] Barnett released her eighth studio album on May 7, 2021 titled "Every Star Above", paying tribute to Billie Holiday's "Lady in Satin." It was the final album orchestrated by Sammy Nestico prior to his death. The album reached number one on the iTunes Jazz Charts one day after its release, and it was named one of the best albums of 2021 by Variety magazine.[3] On September 28, 2021 Barnett was invited by Connie Smith to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry, and was formally inducted by Smith and Marty Stuart on November 2, 2021. To date, she has made over 500 appearances at the Grand Ole Opry.[4]



Title Details Peak chart positions
US Country
US Heat
US Indie
CAN Country
Mandy Barnett 60 28
I've Got a Right to Cry 45 47
The Platinum Collection
  • Release date: June 26, 2006
  • Label: WEA
  • a compilation of Barnett's previous two albums minus "I'll Just Pretend" and "Don't Forget to Cry"
Winter Wonderland 43 10
Sweet Dreams
  • Release date: May 24, 2011
  • Label: Opry Music
I Can't Stop Loving You:
The Songs of Don Gibson
  • Release date: November 11, 2013
  • Label: Cracker Barrel
32 4 29
Strange Conversation
  • Release date: September 21, 2018
  • Label: Dame Productions
A Nashville Songbook
  • Release date: August 21, 2020
  • Label: Melody Place Music/BMG
Every Star Above
  • Release date: May 7, 2021
  • Label: Melody Place Music/BMG
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1995 "An Unforgettable Voice"
1996 "Now That's All Right with Me" 43 64 Mandy Barnett
"Maybe" 65 93
"A Simple I Love You" 72
1999 "I've Got a Right to Cry" I've Got a Right to Cry
"The Whispering Wind (Blows On By)"
2014 "Blue Blue Day" (featuring Alison Krauss) I Can't Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson
2018 "More Lovin'" Strange Conversation
"It's Alright (You're Just In Love)"
2019 "The End of the World" A Nashville Songbook
"Help Me Make It Through the Night"
2020 "For All We Know" Every Star Above
"You Don't Know What Love Is"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
1996 "Hope" Various Artists 57 single only

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Title Song
1997 AFTRA First Tuesday Singers Showcase "When We Ran"
Traveller (soundtrack) "Dream Lover"
"Searching (For Someone Like You)"
"Dark Moon"
1999 A Walk on the Moon (soundtrack) "A Town Without Pity"
Election (soundtrack) "If You'll Be the Teacher"
Drop Dead Gorgeous (soundtrack) "Beautiful Dreamer"
All the Lonely (Songs by John Pennell) "No One Knows"
2000 Space Cowboys (soundtrack) "I Only Have Eyes for You"
2001 Good Rockin' Tonight (The Legacy of Sun Records) "You Win Again"
2002 Caught in the Webb (A Tribute to Webb Pierce) "Slowly"
2007 Crazy (soundtrack) "Walking After Midnight"
"I Fall to Pieces"
2018 King of The Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Lock, Stock & Teardrops

Recordings with other artists[edit]

Year Artist Title Song(s) Participation Format(s)
1996 Various Artists Hope - Country Music's Quest For A Cure "Hope (All Star Version A)"
"Hope (All Star Version B)"
Background Vocals Cassette Single
7" 45 RPM Vinyl Single
CD Single
1996 Kenny Chesney Me and You "Ain't That Love" Background Vocals Cassette Tape
1997 Kim Richey Bitter Sweet "I'm Alright" Background Vocals Cassette Tape
1997 Gail Davies Greatest Hits "Unwed Fathers" Background Vocals CD
1998 Don Walser Down at the Sky-Vue Drive-In "Are You Teasing Me?"
"Hearts Made Of Stone"
Duets CD
1998 Various Artists The Songs of Dwight Yoakam - Will Sing For Food "Near You" Kim Richey sings Lead
Mandy sings Background Vocals
2000 Ray Price Prisoner of Love Various Tracks Background Vocals CD
2000 Melvin Sloan and Friends Pick and Sing Opry Favorites "Waltz Across Texas" Duet CD
2001 Gail Davies and Friends Live and Unplugged at the Station Inn "Bucket To The South" Background Vocals CD
2001 Rosie Flores Speed of Sound "Rock-A-Bye Boogie" Background Vocals CD
2001 Asleep At The Wheel The Very Best Of "The Letter (That Johnny Walker Read)" Duet CD
2001 Jesse Dayton Hey Nashvegas! "Hey Nashvegas!"
"Don't Take Yesterday"
Background Vocals CD
2002 Various Artists Dressed In Black - A Tribute To Johnny Cash "Jackson" Duet With Chuck Mead CD
2006 SpongeBob SquarePants The Best Day Ever Various Tracks Background Vocals CD
2014 Ronnie Milsap Summer Number Seventeen "You Make Me Feel Brand New"

"Make Up"

Duet Vocals CD
2022 Michael Feinstein Gershwin Country "How Long Has This Been Going On?" Duet Vocals CD


Year Title Song(s) Format(s)
Opry Family Reunion - Volume Four (VHS)
Country's Family Reunion at the Opry - Volume Four (DVD/VHS)
See Title
Opry Family Reunion - Volume Six (VHS)
Country's Family Reunion at the Ryman - Volume Two (DVD/VHS)
"Legend in My Time" See Title

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 Now That's All Right with Me Norman Jean Roy
1997 Planet of Love David McClister
1999 The Whispering Wind (Blows on By)[9]
2010 This Time of the Year
2021 I Love a Rainy Night


  1. ^ Sheffield, Rob (June 5, 2019). "Rob Sheffield's 99 Best Songs of 1999". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Country Singer Mandy Barnett Covers Classic 'The End of the World' in Behind-the-Scenes Clip". Retrieved 2019-11-15.
  3. ^ Willman, Chris (2 July 2021). "The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)". Variety Magazine. Variety. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  4. ^ Leimkuehler, Matthew. "After more than 500 shows, Mandy Barnett becomes newest Grand Ole Opry member". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  5. ^ "Mandy Barnett - Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  6. ^ "Mandy Barnett - Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mandy Barnett - Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  8. ^ "Mandy Barnett - Country Albums/CDs". RPM. 17 July 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2021.
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Mandy Barnett : The Whispering Wind". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.

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