Gene Watson Grand Ole Opry Induction on Friday 7 February 2020: Mandy Barnett Is So Pleased!

Gene Watson Opry was officially inducted as a member of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 7 February 2020

On Friday 7 February 2020, Gene Watson was officially inducted as the newest member of The Grand Ole Opry.

Famed 650 AM WSM radio personality, Eddie Stubbs, officiated, while Steve Wariner made the presentaion to Gene Watson.

Mandy Barnett, who was born Amanda Carol ‘Mandy’ Barnett on Sunday 28 September 1975 in Crossville, Tennessee started singing when she was five years old; she has been singing ever since.

In 1994, Mandy Barnett starred as country music legend Patsy Cline (Thursday 8 September 1932 – Tuesday 5 March 1963) in the stage show ‘Always…Patsy Cline’ at the celebrated Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  The performances were sold out nightly and received rave reviews across the United States.  Mandy Barnett, in role as Patsy Cline, appeared on the MCA Records cast recording, ‘Always…Patsy Cline’ (MCA Records, 1995).

In 1996, Mandy Barnett signed with Asylum Records and saw the release, on Tuesday 27 February 1996, of her self-titled debut album, ‘Mandy Barnett’ (Asylum Records, 1996), which was produced by legendary country music producer Kyle Lehning.

Mandy Barnett stated her pleasure at Gene’s induction, courtesy of a special message.

John Conlee, Gene Watson, Steve Wariner and Mandy Barnett at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday 7 February 2020, on the occasion of Gene Watson becoming a member of The Grand Ole Opry

‘What a wonderful night at The Grand Ole Opry to see Gene Watson inducted as the newest member, and to be in the company of Steve Wariner and John Conlee

Mandy Barnett