Barbara Mandrell Inducted Into Steel Guitar Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell has become the first woman inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. Her induction took place Saturday (Sept. 5) at the International Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis, Mo. Mandrell displayed her skills on a variety of musical instruments, including the steel guitar, during her concert tours and the TV show, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters. In related news, Mandrell will help dedicate the Garden of the Stars in downtown Nashville on Sept. 29. The garden, located across the street from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, will feature namesake flowers honoring those who have contributed to the country music industry. Others expected to attend the dedication ceremony include Lynn Anderson, Ralph Emery, Patti Page, Steve Holy, Jeffrey Steele, Donna Fargo, Jeff Cook, Marty Raybon and Jett Williams.