Barbara Mandrell Tribute Album Includes Chesney, McEntire

Kenny Chesney and Reba McEntire have recorded “I Was Country (When Country Wasn’t Cool)” for a Barbara Mandrell tribute album due Oct. 10 on BNA Records. The project also features Alabama’s Randy Owen (“Years”), Dierks Bentley (“Fast Lanes and Country Roads”), Terri Clark (“Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”), Sara Evans (“Crackers”), Lorrie Morgan (“That’s What Friends Are For”), Willie Nelson and Shelby Lynne (“This Time I Almost Made It”) and Brad Paisley (“In Times Like These”). Mandrell won the CMA entertainer of the year award in 1980 and 1981. She retired from live performance in 1997.