This Barbara Is Just $39.95

Country singer Barbara Mandrell has been cutting records since 1971, which makes her, in industry parlance, a "senior artist." Newer country stars such as Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire far eclipse her in sales: Mandrell has never had a million-seller. And her aging, couch-potato fans are not eager to enter music stores, the realm of the nose-ringed young. "She's a household name, but she has never had a real huge recording career," admits husband and manager Ken Dudney.

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