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Amanda Carol Barnett (born September 28, 1975) is an American country music singer and stage actress. Barnett has been singing since she was a child, performing at churches, local venues, as well as Dollywood. In her musical career, she has released seven 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. Her most recent album, "Strange Conversation," was released on September 21, 2018. 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. Barnett continues to tour, performing 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. In a November 2019 piece in People (magazine), it was announced that Barnett's next album, a collection of Billie Holiday songs, would be released in March 2020.
|Birth name||Amanda Carol Barnett|
|Born||September 28, 1975|
|Origin||Crossville, Tennessee, United States|
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|US Country||US Heat||US Indie||CAN Country|
|I've Got a Right to Cry||
|The Platinum Collection||
|I Can't Stop Loving You:
The Songs of Don Gibson
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|US Country||CAN Country|
|1995||"An Unforgettable Voice"||—||—||N/A|
|1996||"Now That's All Right with Me"||43||64||Mandy Barnett|
|"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|
|2018||"It's Alright (You're Just In Love)"||__||__|
|2019||"The End of The World"||N/A|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|1996||"Hope"||Various Artists||57||single only|
|1997||AFTRA First Tuesday Singers Showcase||"When We Ran"|
|Traveller (soundtrack)||"Dream Lover"|
"Searching (For Someone Like You)"
|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 artistsEdit
|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
|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"
|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"
|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|
|Opry Family Reunion - Volume Four (VHS)
Country's Family Reunion at the Opry - Volume Four (DVD/VHS)
|Opry Family Reunion - Volume Six (VHS)
Country's Family Reunion at the Ryman - Volume Two (DVD/VHS)
|"Legend in My Time"||See Title|
|1996||Now That's All Right with Me||Norman Jean Roy|
|1997||Planet of Love||David McClister|
|1999||The Whispering Wind (Blows on By)|
|2010||This Time of the Year|
- Sheffield, Rob (June 5, 2019). "Rob Sheffield's 99 Best Songs of 1999". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
- "Country Singer Mandy Barnett Covers Classic 'The End of the World' in Behind-the-Scenes Clip". People.com. Retrieved 2019-11-15.
- Thompson, Gayle (October 29, 2013). "Mandy Barnett to Release Don Gibson Tribute Album Exclusively Through Cracker Barrel". The Boot. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "CMT : Videos : Mandy Barnett : The Whispering Wind". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011.