SONY DSC                       Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the youngest sister of the world famous country famous trio. The Mandrell Sisters, Irlene and her sisters, come from a musical family. She began playing the drums professionally when she was 11. Irlene is a Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars Inductee. she has received many awards including two Comedy Acts of the Year Awards form Music City News.

Music has always been her mainstay, she is currently working on a CD that will be dedicated to our military; but other entertainment forms appealed to Irlene, as well. Irlene has enjoyed an extraordinarily varied career as an actress, model and performer. Her first television series, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters, that aired on NBC and also ion the UK, had 40 million viewers.

In addition to her many stage and television appearances, Irlene has enjoyed great success as a spokesperson. She has pitched products to millions of American homes; these products include Swift Premium Brown ‘N Serve, Smith & Wesson Firearms, Lea Furniture, Real Tree Accents, Shedd Spread Country Crock Margarine, ChoiceDek, Cover Girl Shoes, and the 9West Shoes, Harmony Guitars, Natures Youth and is currently doing commercials for Allied Home4 Medical.

She had an annual Celebrity Shoot, the Irlene Mandrell Celebrity Shoot that benefited Wish Upon a Star and Boy Scouts of America, which ran 14 years. She also had supported Easter Seals, Special Olympics and American Heart Association, and is working a lot now with Nashville Humane Society, and various charities for veterans. she has done several TV segments for Tennessee’s Wildside, which was titled “Irlene Mandrell Straight Shooter” for the Outdoor Channel and Public Television.

This will be the 20ty anniversary of the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame Inductions.  The induction will be held March 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Country Tonight Theater, 129 Showcase Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For tickets, call 865-453-2003 or toll-free at 800-792-4308.

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Irlene Mandrell was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is the youngest sister of the world famous country famous trio. The Mandrell Sisters, Irlene and her sisters, come from a musical family. She began playing the drums professionally when she was 11. Irlene is a Country Music Hall of...