More Country Stars That Struck Gold

Barbara Mandrell

Net Worth: $45 million Venture: Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters. Famous actress and singer Barbara Ann Mandrell saw her rise to fame through a bevy of hit songs during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Her most famous songs to date are “Years” and “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”, although she has had many other successful singles including 1978’s “Sleeping Single in a Double-Bed.” Mandrell’s fame and success as an entertainer and actress peaked when she hosted her own TV show on NBC called Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters, which went on to win a Globe nomination and the People’s Choice Award.
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She is considered to be one of the most successful female vocalists in the country during the ’70s and ’80s, and is still a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1972. Her former mansion which was located in Whites Creek, Tennessee has turned into a tourist attraction, hotel, restaurant, shooting range and music venue, and was managed by her daughter until 2017. Mandrell also starred in various shows such as Touched By An Angel, Empty Nest, Diagnosis: Murder, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, The Commish, Baywatch, Walker, Texas Ranger, and The Rockford Files.