Why Famous: With a series of major hits during the 70s and 80s, Mandrell was one of the most successful female vocal artists of her era. During her career she won two Grammy Awards and seven American Music Awards, among many others.
Her first number-one hit was 'Sleeping Single in a Double Bed,' which was followed by '(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right.' She continued with a streak of Billboard number-one hits, with one each year from 1981 to 1983.
- 1979-05-02 14th Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Rogers and Barbara Mandrell win
- 1979-10-08 13th Country Music Association Award: Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Barbara Mandrell wins
- 1980-10-13 14th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris, and George Jones win
- 1981-04-30 16th Academy of Country Music Awards: Barbara Mandrell and George Jones win
- 1981-10-12 15th Country Music Association Award: Barbara Mandrell & George Jones wins
- 1982-03-10 8th People's Choice Awards: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field & Jane Fonda win (Motion Picture) and Alan Alda & Barbara Mandrell win (TV)
- 1982-04-29 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win
- 1982-06-07 16th Music City News Country Awards: Barbara Mandrell wins
- 1984-09-12 American country singer Barbara Mandrell is badly injured in a car accident
- 1985-06-10 19th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers, Barbara Mandrell win