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Arts & Entertainment Mandy Barnett will pay tribute to Patsy Cline at SMC

Mandy BarnettMandy Barnett, a country music singer and stage actress, will perform a Tribute to Patsy Cline at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Throughout Barnett’s music career, which began at the young age of five, she has released three albums and chartered three singles on the Billboard country charts. She received high honors from Rolling Stone magazine when her album, “I’ve Got a Right to Cry,” was named top country album of the year.

As a teenager, Barnett held the title role in the musical, “Always…Patsy Cline,” which she performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., and received rave reviews from sold out audiences. She credits Patsy Cline as one of her greatest influences. In 2009, she reprised her role as Patsy Cline for a special 15-year anniversary performance and continues to play shows, both nationally and internationally, singing great country classics and Patsy Cline numbers. She is a frequent guest on the Grand Old Opry.

Barnett has performed for Vice President Al Gore and shared the stage with such musical greats as Dolly Parton. She has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and has been featured in multiple movie soundtracks.

To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, visit to www.GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866)273-4615.


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