WE CAN’T STOP LOVING MANDY BARNETT
On Sunday afternoon, Country Music veteran Mandy Barnett took to the stage at Fan Fair X’s Durango Music Spot Sunday to sing some songs off of her album I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson.
As Barnett explained, she created the album as a tribute to Don Gibson, who was inducted into CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
“I met him 13 years ago when he came out to see me at a show and we became good friends,” Barnett recalled. She added that she had promised him she would always perform his songs, and in 2013 she compiled this album of the many renditions she made of his classics.
Barnett also performed “Three Days,” the Willie Nelson/Faron Young song she had recorded for her self-titled debut album in 1996.
Barnett has deep roots in Nashville, as she was born in Tennessee and received a role in role in a theater production at Dollywood, performing with Dolly Parton. Soon after she recorded her first demo and made her Nashville debut by performing “Crazy” by Patsy Cline on the Grand Ole Opry stage at the young age of 12.