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Behind the scenes at Fontanel (The Tennessean)

The Tennessean featured an article on Barbara Mandrell’s former home becoming a new entertainment Mecca.  Visitors to the mansion can tour the home, Mandrell’s tour bus, or even see a live concert in the outdoor amphitheater.  Artists range from traditional country and bluegrass artists to the Steve Miller Band.  Southern Living Magazine will soon have an “Idea Home” at Fontanel where visitors can be inspired and purchase home furnishing items they saw during the guided tour.   The grounds also boast an Italian restaurant,  recording studio, frisbee golf course and walking trails.

Marc Oswald and Dale Morris, who have managed top charting artist such as Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, and John Rich, purchased Fontanel in 2002 for $2.1 Million.

“Fontanel”, the 27,000-square-foot log cabin was designed by Tuck-Hinton Architects for Barbra Mandrell and her family, winning several awards for its presence as the largest log home at the time.

Jaime Dudney, Barbra Mandrell’s daughter, Director of Hospitality and Entertainment for Fontanel, leads tours of her childhood home.

To read the full article please click on this link http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012309160022&nclick_check=1