Barbara Mandrell Remembers Having Slumber Parties With Patsy Cline

By Lauryn Snapp

March 18, 2021

Did you know that in 1961, Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, and George Joneswere tour mates? Talk about an all-star lineup!

They say what happens on the road stays on the road, but if you follow closely, then you know that it rarely does. Now imagine a PJ party with the legendary Patsy Cline. That's exactly what happened for a young, eager, and talented 13-year-old Barbara Mandrell!

In an interview with Cody Alan, Barbara shared one of her favorite memories was not from "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed." In fact, she was sleeping double in a single bed with the "Sweet Dreams" singer, Patsy Cline.

"Patsy was the grown woman that she was, and I had just turned 13," revealed Barbara. "I was a kid. Long story short, I had my own room, but she wouldn't allow me to stay by myself. She wanted me to stay with her. So, I can honestly tell you, straight up, with all truthfulness… I slept with Patsy Cline," she laughed. "She was very kind to me."

In 1997, Barbara announced her retirement, but she is back and stepping into the spotlight with Cody Alan for a once-in-a-lifetime Cody Cast podcast. Listen now to hear Barbara reveal details behind her hit "Sleeping Single In A Double Bed" and discover how her 1978 track become 2020's infectious dance remix.

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