20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection...
Released: Oct 2000
Label: MCA Nashville
The biggest female country star of the '70s and '80s, Barbara Mandrell had a string of hits that bridged the two decades, won countless awards and typified the stylistic overlapping of '70s soft rock and urban cowboy/countrypolitan music of the time. "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed" and its smash hit follow-up "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" may sound more like Captain & Tennille or Firefall than George Jones, but "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," in which Jones makes an appearance, and "Years" effectively bring the honky-tonk (sort of).