Barbara Ann Mandrell was born on the 25th December 1948, in Houston, Texas USA, and is a country musician – singer and songwriter, probably best recognized for releasing such hits as “Sleeping Single In A Double Bed”, “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right”, “Years”, among others. She is also remembered as an actress, known for “Barbaba Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters” (1980-1982). Her professional career was active from 1959 to 2000.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Barbara Mandrell? It has been estimated from sources that Barbara counts her net worth at the impressive amount of $45 million, as of early 2016. Her careers as a musician and actress have earned her a big part of her fortune over time. Another source is coming from selling her autobiographical book “Get To The Heart: My Story”.
Barbara Mandrell Worth $45 Million
Barbara Mandrell was raised the eldest daughter in a musical family by Irby and Mary Mandrell, thus, her professional career began while she was still in her teens. She started performing with such artists as Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Joe Maphis, and several others, which gave her the needed experience to start on her own. However, before she decided to go solo, she played with her family band that consisted of her sisters Irlene and Louise, and her parents, and the band’s drummer, Ken Dudney, who later became her husband.
Before the 1970 s, Barbara signed a contract with Columbia records, with a little help from her father, who was her manager at the time, and her solo career was about to begin. Her first album was released in 1971, entitled “Treat Him Right”, spawning hits like “I`ve Been Loving You For Too Long (To Stop Now)”, “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man”, and “Treat Him Right”, all of which increased her popularity and her net worth. In the following years, her career went only upwards, and so did her net worth, releasing several albums until the end of the 1970s, which entered the charts in the top 10, such as “Midnight Oil” (1973), “Moods” (1978), and “Just For The Record” (1979).
She continued to line up success after success in the 1980s, releasing such albums as “Love Is Fair” (1980), “…In Black And White” (1982), “Spun Gold” (1983), “Clean Cut” (1984), and “Sure Feels Good” (1987). The albums spawned several No. 1 hits, such as “I Was Country, When Country Wasn’t Cool”, “`Til You Are Gone”, “One Of A Kind Pair Of Fools”, “Only A Lonely Heart Knows”, and “I Wish That I Could Fall In Love Today”, among many others, all of which added to her net worth.
Before the end of the 1980s, her career started to decline, which continued throughout the 1990s; she released several albums, which failed to even chart, however, they still added somewhat to her net worth. Some of the albums include “No Nonsense” (1992), “Key’s In The Mailbox”, and her last studio release “It Works For Me” (1997).
Apart from her successful career as a singer, Barbara has also been recognized as an actress, which added to her net worth, beginning as a star in the family show “Barbara Mandrell And The Mandrell Sisters” which was aired on NBC from 1980 until 1982. Barbara then featured in the TV series “Sunset Beach” (1997-1998), “Touched By An Angel” (1996-1998), “Walker, Texas Ranger” (2000), and films “The Wrong Girl” (1999), and “Stolen From The Heart” (2000), which was her last role before she retired from show business.
During her successful career, Barbara won numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Artist Guild and Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.
If to talk about her personal life, Barbara Mandrell has been married to Ken Dudney since 1967 and they have three children.
Had an estate sale, auctioning her beloved 137-acre home (Fontanel), located near Downtown Nashville, for $2.1 million and selling a lot of her personal belongings. She, husband Ken Dudney, and their third child, Nathaniel Dudney, moved from the 27,000-square-foot estate to a 7,000-square-foot one located outside Nashville, Tennessee. [June 2002]
Release of her autobiography, "Get to the Heart: My Story" by Barbara with George Vecsey. 
1998 - Retired from singing/performing to concentrate on an acting career.
Other No. 1 Billboard hits included "(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to be Right" (1979); "Years" (1980); "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" (1981, duet with George Jones); "'Til You're Gone" (1982); and "One of a Kind, Pair of Fools" (1983).
Her most famous hit was 1978's "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," spending three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's country singles chart.
Has had duet hits with fellow country performers David Houston "After Closing Time" (1970) and "I Love You, I Love You" (1974)) and Lee Greenwood ("To Me" (1984)).
Son Matthew briefly went to Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
Was involved in major automobile accident with two of her children in 1984. It wasn't until her autobiography, Get to the Heart: My Story, was published in 1990 that fans found out how critical Barbara's condition was after her September 11, 1984, automobile accident. Barbara suffered a severe head injury (she was in intensive care for several days), a broken right leg, a broken right ankle, damaged right knee and various cuts and bruises. It took her 18 months to fully recover.