Irlene Mandrell Interview
by Nigel Sharpe for Country Music News International
Texas native Irlene Mandrell is the youngest of the world famous Mandrell sisters. Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters aired on NBC and in the UK, with over 40 million viewers. Irlene has received numerous awards including two Music City News Comedy Act of the Year and most recently received the Swift Award for women in Film, she also holds a NACMAI Award and her own star on the Country Music Walkway of Stars. Irlene appeared on numerous television shows like The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and starred in the historical Country variety series Hee – Haw with Roy Clark, Minnie Pearl and Buck Owens for it’s last eight years.