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Barbara Mandrell Press Conference For Her New CD,

A Tribute To Barbara Mandrell


On Friday, Sept. 15, Barbara Mandrell attended the release press conference

for the tribute album recorded in her honor by other artists.  Here, Barbara

arrived by limousine with her daughter, Jaime, at Sony/Nashville headquarters


GAC-TV was filming during the press conference for several specials they

will be running during October


Barbara talked with Robert Deaton, director of the filming project

prior to entering the press conference


Barbara was greeted by well-wishers and friends at Sony


Barbara's parents, Irby and Mary attended the press conference

for the release of their daughter's tribute CD


Clint Higham, Sony/BMG Nashville spoke about the process of

getting the tribute album recorded


Joe Galante, chairman of RCA Label Group, addressed the crowded room

during the press conference


Barbara's father, Irby, who was also her long-time manager,

spoke about Barbara's career


Barbara looked on as her father spoke to the crowd


Barbara addressed the crowded press conference


Barbara Mandrell


Barbara Mandrell


Joe Galante and Clint Higham looked on as Barbara addressed the crowd


Barbara answered questions from the press...


...and flashed the smile the shows she's still one of the most

beautiful women in country music


Barbara Mandrell


After the press conference, Barbara and Ralph Emery spoke with reporters


Barbara's sister, Louise, was on hand to celebrate the release

of the Tribute album, along with her husband


Stephanie Langston, Channel 2 News, Nashville, was among the press

at the press conference


(l-r) Clint Higham, Connie Bradley (ASCAP), Barbara and Earl Cox


Barbara was interviewed by Storme Warren of GAC-TV


Barbara was flanked by songwriters Dennis Morgan and Kye Fleming,

who wrote several of the songs on the tribute CD