Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a long series of country hits in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her own prime-time variety TV show on NBC that helped her become one of country's most successful female vocalists of that period. Mandrell was an active member of the Grand Ole Opry for 25 years until she gave her last concert at the Grand Ole Opry House on October 23, 1997. She then retired from performing music. Mandrell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009.