First #1 Hit: The Midnight Oil (1973)
From 1980 to 1981, she and her two sisters hosted the last successful variety show, “Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters”, on NBC.
In 1984, she and her two children were involved in a severe automobile accident, leaving her with serious injuries. All three were taken to Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
After giving her final concert performance at the Grand Old Opry House on October 23rd, 1997, she later moved into acting on the short lived soap opera, “Sunset Beach” on NBC.
In October 2006, she was honored with the release of a new tribute album “She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool: A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell” on BNA Records.