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Tracy Lawrence

Born in Atlanta, Tracy began performing at 15 and would sign with Atlantic Records Nashville in 1991. He has released a total of 14 studio albums, with Alibis (1993) and Time Marches On (1996) both certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Among his more than 40 songs to hit the Billboard Hot Country charts, eight went to No. 1: Sticks and Stones, Alibis, Can't Break It to My Heart, My Second Home, If the Good Die Young, Texas Tornado, Time Marches on,  and Find Out Who Your Friends Are.

Lawrence's musical style is defined mainly by neotraditional country and honky tonk influences, although he has also recorded country pop, Christmas music, and Christian country music. He won Top New Male Vocalist from Billboard in 1992 and from Academy of Country Music in 1993, and Vocal Event of the Year from the Country Music Association in 2007. 





Mandrell Sisters

Sisters Barbara, Irlene and Louise Mandrell are known individually for their musical talent and together as the stars of a popular NBC variety show.

Their variety show ran for two seasons on the NBC network between November 1980 and June 1982, featuring music and comedy sketches.

Barbara Mandrell is known for six No. 1 singles and 25 Top 10 singles, combining country, R&B and soul influences. Some memorable hits include Tonight My Baby's Coming Home  (1971) and the Midnight Oil (1973). In 1975 she moved to ABC-Dot records and reached her commercial break-through with country-pop singles like Sleeping Single in a Double Bed (1978), (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right (1979),          I Was Country when Country Wasn't Cool, and One of a Kind Pair of Fools.

Among her awards are receiving the Entertainer of the Year accolade from the Country Music Association two years in a row. She was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Louise Mandrell's hits include Some of My Best Friends are Old Songs, Runaway Heart, Save Me and Too Hot to Sleep.  From 1992 to 1994 she headlined at the 4,000 seat Grand Palace Theater in Branson, and then she opened the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in 1997.

Irlene Mandrell first rose to prominence as a model for CoverGirl and, after the Mandrell variety show ended, joined the cast of Hee Haw as one of the Hee Haw Honeys.







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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist known for songs such as Only the Lonely, Running Scared and Oh, Pretty Woman. From 1960 to 1966, 22 of Orbison's singles reached the Billboard Top 40. He wrote or co-wrote almost all of his own Top 10 hits.

Orbison experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s, and in 1988 he co-founded the Traveling Wilburys supergroup with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. Orbison died of a heart attack at age 52.

He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. He received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and five other Grammy Awards.

Rolling Stone placed him at No. 37 on its list of the Greatest Artists of All time and No. 13 on its list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.










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