Patsy Cline Historic House Benefit Concert

Sep 03, 2022, 07:30 pm
Ticket Price: 
Tickets are $35 + fees
Patsy Cline Historic House

In celebration of Patsy Cline’s 90th Birthday, Celebrating Patsy Cline is collaborating with Patsy Cline Enterprises and Patsy’s Nashville family to present a first-ever tribute concert in the Patsy Cline Theater at John Handley High School to benefit the Patsy Cline Historic House. Performing is Grand Ole Opry member Mandy Barnett with a reputation for a commanding voice and unwavering devotion to classic country and popular standards.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

“Called the “Nashville Sound Chanteuse” (Music Row) and “the Judy Garland of our time” (American Songwriter), Grand Ole Opry member Mandy Barnett has built a reputation for her commanding voice and unwavering devotion to classic country and popular standards. Barnett has enchanted listeners around the globe with her world-class vocals and musical chameleon qualities. A Tennessee Music Pathways historical marker in Barnett’s Tennessee hometown honors her contributions in making Tennessee the “Soundtrack of America.” Of this singer’s singer, songwriter’s dream, and audience favorite, renowned songwriter/artist Jimmy Webb states simply, “Mandy Barnett has a voice for the ages.”

Barnett first gained national notice as the original star of the jukebox musical Always…Patsy Cline at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. She is the only actress to have played the role of Cline on the stage where Cline’s legend began.

Barnett’s music has been featured in many major film and television soundtracks, including projects starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Martin Sheen, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Sigourney Weaver, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Paxton, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Besides soundtrack work, Barnett often contributes tracks to multi-artist compilation albums of all genres including this year’s “Gershwin Country” collection from Great American Songbook Ambassador Michael Feinstein. Of Barnett, Feinstein says, “Few singers have the gifts inhabiting the soul of Mandy Barnett. Her blessed voice connects to the truth of every note she sings. She’s simply one of my favorite voices.”

Among the many publications praising Barnett’s talents, the Los Angeles Times heralds her “pipes of steel,” “big” voice, and “vintage-sounding arrangements.” Time, People, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and other major media have likewise extolled Barnett’s superlative vocals, “natural musicality” (People), and “vocal finesse” (New York Times). USA Today calls Barnett one of Nashville’s “finest classic country and torch singers,” while the Chicago Tribune calls Barnett “a torch singer in the grandest sense of the word.”

Variety magazine named Barnett’s latest work, Every Star Above, one of the best albums of 2021, praising it as a “rich throwback” to Great American Songbook gems.”

If you have questions, please contact the Patsy Cline Historic House: 540-662-5555

Mandy Barnett portrait