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Louise Mandrell


Louise Mandrell is an extremely talented lady, who has not been overwhelmed by the stardom of her sister, Barbara. Louise has emerged as a great entertainer, writer and actress. She began her show business career while still in junior high school, performing for her sister Barbara, as bass guitarist, with Barbara’s back-up band, the Do-Rites and as such worked all over the U.S. and in Europe.

Her first TV appearance was on the Ralph Emery Show and while she was still in her teens, Louise appeared on the Stu Phillips Show and on the Grand Ole Opry. She also toured with Merle Haggard. When the NBC-TV series Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters was screened, Louise found herself in the spotlight. She soon became a respected instrumentalist in Nashville and in 1978, Louise signed with Epic Records. Between 1978 and 1980, Louise charted as a solo artist six times but the most successful was Love Insurance, which peaked in the Top 70. While on the label, she also recorded with her then-husband, R.C. Bannon, and of their three charted singles, the Top 15 release, Reunited, was the most successful. In 1982, Louise signed with RCA, where she fared better. Her major hits on the label were; (You Sure Know Your Way) Around My Heart (Top 40) and Some Of My Best Friends Are Old Songs (Top 20) (both 1982), Romance (Top 25) and Save Me (Top 10), Too Hot To Sleep (all 1983), Runaway Heart (Top 15), I’m Not Through Loving You Yet (Top 10) and Goodbye Heartache (Top 25) (all 1984), Maybe My Baby (Top 10) and I Wanna Say Yes (Top 5) (both 1985). From here on, Louise’s most successful singles were; Some Girls Have All The Luck (Top 25) and I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips (Top 40) (both 1986) and Do I Have To Say Goodbye (Top 30, 1987). Louise also had three hits with R.C. Brannon, but only Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire and Christmas Is Just A Song for Us this Year, got as high as the Top 40. In 1988, Louise got together with Eric Carmen for the Top 60 release, As Long As We Got Each Other. Louise has performed on every major Country music show including her own two-hour star-studded special, Louise Mandrell-Diamonds, Gold And Platinum. She also appeared on the daytime soap Another World, The Tonight Show, Austin City Limits, Solid Gold and Hee Haw. She has been seen on several CBS series shows, Crazy Like A Fox, The New Mike Hammer, and the Home Show. The highlight of her career was when she co-hosted the Battle Of The Bands, with the late Sammy Davis, Jr., on a syndicated TV special. In 1991, Louise had an overwhelming success with her show Love My Country and also her dynamic road show. After this success, the Grand Palace Theater in Branson, Missouri, booked Glen Campbell and Louise Mandrell, to alternately host their shows at the 4,000-seat venue. In the show, Louise combines Bluegrass traditions with pure Country harmonies, plays a number of musical instruments and dances. The talented singers and dancers that accompany her are called Spellbound and the emphasis is on entertainment. Louise is usually touring and spends time also working at DisneyWorld and her own theatre in the resort area of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, Her first book which emphasized her writing skills, was the autobiographical, The Mandrell Family Album, which was published in 1983 and came out in paperback in 1984. She is also writing a series of children’s books. Her hobbies are shooting and interior decorating, skiing and playing cards (she always plays to win).

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