“When people start talking about Mandy Barnett, eventually the word “amazing” gets used,” states the AUSTIN CHRONICLE. “Mandy Barnett was born to make this album. ‘Every Star Above’s songs from the Great American Songbook and the same songs Billie Holiday performed for her ‘Lady in Satin’ are perfect matches for Barnett’s lush and sultry vocals, and she captures perfectly every note and phrase,” raves NO DEPRESSION (2021 Album Review ‘Every Star Above’). “Vocal finesse” says the NEW YORK TIMES.
Grand Ole Opry Member & Critically Acclaimed Vocalist MANDY BARNETT, one of Nashville's enduring musical treasures who has showcased her mesmerizing voice on stages across the globe, started singing at five years-old. Barnett has been a regular on the Grand Ole Opry, appearing over 400 times since her debut in 1994. Barnett first gained national prominence as the original star of one of the first 'jukebox' musicals, "Always...Patsy Cline" at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. The Ryman shows sold out nightly, received rave reviews, and Barnett has wowed critics & audiences ever since. "Every Star Above", Barnett's most recent 2021 album, celebrates and reworks selections from Billie Holiday's "Lady In Satin", with original arrangements by the late legend Sammy Nestico. Variety Magazine named "Every Star Above" one of the "Best Albums of 2021" & the album reached #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts. "Big, silky, expressive voice," says BILLBOARD. "Pipes of steel" states the LOS ANGELES TIMES.