Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Area News

November 11, 2013

Mandy concert with Nashville Symphony this weekend

Don Gibson tribute CD released

CROSSVILLE — Fans of country music singer and Crossville native Mandy Barnett will be happy to learn she has been very busy, just off a concert visit to Japan, the release of her latest CD and her upcoming Patsy Cline celebration concert with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
She will be joining the Nashville Symphony next week for a tribute to the country music legend whose portrayal won Mandy national acclaim. Mandy portrayed the singer in multiple sold-out runs at the Ryman Auditorium of Love Always ... Patsy Cline.
Concerts are slated for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-16, at 8 p.m. at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Ticket information can be obtained from the NSO website at http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/Mandy_Barnett_Sings_Patsy_Cline.
She will be performing "Crazy," "I fall to Pieces," and "Walkin' After Midnight" among other selections. The orchestra will open the evening with two classics: Gershwin's Rhaposody in Blue and Enesco's Romanian.
Mandy performed at venues in Japan last month and stated she thoroughly enjoyed the time visiting with her fans in that country.
The trip comes on the heals of the release of a tribute to legendary singer/songwriter Don Gibson which is available exclusively in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.
"Don, his wife Bobbi, and I became good friends a few years before he passed away," Mandy said in a public relations release. "He asked me to consider recording an album of his songs, and of course, I said yes. He wrote some of the most-loved songs in country music — who wouldn't want to record a Don Gibson song?"
Gibson was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, was a very popular and highly influential country music singer/songwriter in the 1950s and 1960s.
He claimed more than 20 Top 10 hits and released nearly 40 albums and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
The CD features 12 Gibson songs with Allison Krauss performing with Mandy on "Blue Blue Day."
"It may have taken more than a decade, but thanks to Cracker Barrel Old County Store, I have fulfilled my promise to Don and I could not be more excited," Mandy said.
The tribute CD is available in Cracker Barrel stores.
Since leaving Crossville to pursue her love of country music and desire to be a top artist, Mandy has been featured in several movie soundtracks, including "Space Cowboys," "Drop Dead Gorgeous," and "A Walk On the Moon," and sang on the SpongeBob SquarePants album "The Best Day Ever."
Mandy's 2010 release of the Christmas album "Winter Wonderland" earned grand reviews and instantly because a best seller in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores across the country.

1
Text Only
Area News
  • Cruikshank cattle called Cumberland County home

    Sept. 23, 1903, Chronicle reports, “The members of the Christian Church here are preparing to erect a church building on the corner lot facing Webb Avenue and the Rockwood Road. Dr. Thomas Snodgrass owned a block of lots near the Academy (Webster Academy) and before he died made the offer of a corner lot for the building of a Christian Church.

    August 1, 2014

  • Steak and Potatoes Field Day set Aug. 5

    The annual Steak and Potatoes Field Day, sponsored by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, will once again showcase the research and outreach activities at UT’s Plateau AgResearch and Education Center.

    August 1, 2014

  • Man dies while in custody

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man who died while in custody of local law enforcement.

    August 1, 2014

  • Hole in one highlights day one of Women's Open

    Haverly Harrold of Johnson City, TN, recorded a hole-in-one on the par 3, 11th hole in the first day of play at the 16th annual Golf Capital of Tennessee Women's Open at Stonehenge Golf Club Thursday.

    August 1, 2014

  • BOE recognizes city.jpg City praised by school officials

    The Cumberland County Board of Education, represented by Director of Schools Donald Andrews, right, recognized the city of Crossville, represented by City Manager David Rutherford, left, and Crossville Mayor J.H. Graham III, center, at its July 24 meeting with a certificate of appreciation for the city’s continued support of education in Cumberland County.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Report of missing child turns out false; one charged

    A man living in Crossville set off a major search by law enforcement officers and about 40 employees of a retail store after he reported a small child missing. He later recanted and has now been charged with a misdemeanor charge.

    July 31, 2014

  • tourism-granville.jpg Tourism talk dominates roundtable meeting

    Tourism is big business in Cumberland County and the state of Tennessee.
    Tennessee state officials visited the Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce and provided a wealth of information for a roundtable discussion County Mayor Kenneth Carey Jr. organized.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • School system closes budget with more in reserves than planned

    The school system is going to end the year with a little more in its reserves than originally thought, Bob Scarbrough, transportation/maintenance supervisor and acting CFO, at the July 24 meeting of the Cumberland County Board of Education.
    "We believe there will be $4.7 million in the fund balance, which is quite a bit better than anticipated," Scarbrough said.

    July 31, 2014

  • Investigation into assault continues

    A Sparta Hwy. man found with lacerations to the back of the head told Cumberland County sheriff's deputies he was assaulted at a residence on Hwy. 70 N, but doesn't know why.

    July 31, 2014

  • Theft, arson of storage shed reported

    Someone broke into a storage shed and stole several items and, to add insult to injury, set the storage building on fire, according to a Cumberland County Sheriff's Department report.

    July 31, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Parade
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014