Barbara Mandrell’s first visit to the Grand Ole Opry was a career-defining moment for her. She had been in country music touring with the Mandrell Family Band, but had decided to take time off. Luckily, it wasn’t too much time. As her career progressed, Barbara received the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year twice, as well as Female Vocalist honors twice. In 2009, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.