Words matter. These are the best Barbara Mandrell Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I am loving being Momma. I really, really am.
When I retired from my music November 1997, it had been 37 years.
I am not saying that I’m happy about what’s going on right now in our nation, but I am at peace and I am comforted because I know that He’s on the throne. That is good enough for me.
It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can’t fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me.
I realize we’re not promised tomorrow. Believe me, I realize that. But if God blesses me and lets me stay, I love my life so much, it is such a good life. I am eager to throw myself at His feet, but I don’t want to get on the first busload that is going.
I’m a very competitive person, and I always competed with myself. Every year, I’d take six weeks with my band, crew and choreographer to put a new show together. We’d spend eight hours per day, seven days per week putting a show together to beat the last year’s show.
For the next approximately three years, I have got Nathan to take care of. I know that once he graduates from high school, he will be off doing whatever it is he is going to be doing – probably playing ice hockey.
I might not be very smart, but I surround myself with smart people.
We had to go all through the night thinking that our baby was dead. When God showed him to us, he wasn’t dead, he was sucking his thumb. God had him safe and sound. He is a miracle. He is so healthy, so perfect, and God has really, really blessed us.
The greatest gift God has given me is the capacity of love for people. I have so many faults, but caring about people is not one of them.
I think it was 37 years that I did music.
Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and I were the first female headliners, where we would book our own opening acts. Before that, it was a standing joke that it was more like we had ‘pretty little girl singers’ opening for a male headliner.
I’m no intellect. I’m no preacher. I’m an entertainer. And If I don’t get up there and entertain people, I’m not giving them what they paid for.
It’s an exciting life. I don’t know where God is leading us. I just know that He opens doors and He closes the doors, and it is always the best for us.
There will come a time when the public will tire of me and let me know it. That’s when I retire. But so far, I’ve continued to grow. I keep pushing myself to improve.
What I do miss that I don’t get anymore? You’re going to think I’m crazy, but you want the truth, so here it is. The lights! I miss the spotlights. I don’t mean it figuratively. I mean it literally. I love the feeling of lights.
You won’t see me at a microphone singing and tapping my foot. I spend a lot of money on sets, costumes and sound. I believe people deserve a show. I’m a singer, musician, dancer. I work hard, and I’m soaking wet when I come off.
I just like doing silly girly things. If I wrap a gift, I like to use specials ribbon and hot glue, silk flowers and things.
That’s what I loved about show business, no two days were alike. It’s an exciting life.
I’ve always been one for show business. I like performing, and I used to get criticized for having production value. But now it’s all that! People need to get what they pay for! Otherwise, just listen to recorded music.