Mandrell Sisters Unite For Sweet Christmas Photo
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Barbara, Irlene, and Louise Mandrell were certified stars when they joined forces to host the NBC variety show Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters.
Barbara was considered country music’s most successful music artists in the late 70s and 80s with six number one singles and 25 top ten singles to reach the Billboard country songs chart. She’d also been performing as a touring musician with the likes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline since she was 15.
Louise had country music success in the 70s and 80s as well, charting her first single “Put It On Me” in 1978.
Irlene started her career out as a model, becoming a CoverGirl before the sisters’ variety show. After their show went off the air, she joined the cast of Hee Haw and one of the “Hee Haw Honeys.”
Their parents Mary Ellen – a music teacher – and Irby Matthew Mandrell – a police officer – raised them in Corpus Christi, Texas. Their dad passed away in 2009 and holidays are always hard after losing a loved one. The Mandrell women have figured out that being together around the holidays is the most important thing. This year, they spent Christmas at Louise’s house.
“This was my favorite picture taken over Christmas. My sister’s [sic] and I really enjoyed celebrating with our mom,” Louise wrote.