Barbara Mandrell: Helps Garden get off to a good start

October 1, 2009 8:34:07 AM PDT
Barbara Mandrell says she has "never felt more love, camaraderie and joy" than she did at the ceremony this week launching the Nashville Music Garden. She says the garden and represents is "beautiful" and added: "The city of Nashville is beautiful." Mandrell joined Lynn Anderson and emcee Ralph Emery in a ceremony to officially open the garden, which pays tribute to the artists, songwriters and others who have had a positive impact on the Nashville entertainment community.

Mandrell also hosted a luncheon for the honorees who have parts of the garden named after them.

Among those featured in exhibits include Barbara Mandrell, Rick Nelson, the Grand Ole Opry, Minnie Pearl, Elvis, Dolly Parton and the songs "Pretty Woman," "Purple Haze," "Ring of Fire," "Tennessee Waltz," and "Chantilly Lace."

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