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Ken Dudney Biography

Ken Dudney is an American born on 23 July 1941 in Franklin, Tennessee. He married Barbara Mandrell on 28 May 1967, and The couple is blessed with three kids. Ken Dudney is a producer famous for Barbara Mandrell’s Christmas: A Family Reunion (1986) and Barbara Mandrell: The Lady Is a Champ (1983). He also produced Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story (1997).

Ken Dudney’s Wife

Ken Dudney’s Wife, Barbara Mandrell, is a retired American musician and country music singer born on 25 December in Houston, Texas, United States. Mandrell’s family band previously hired Ken Dudney as their drummer.

The couple is blessed with three children. The firstborn is Matthew, who was born in 1970. Jamie, born in 1976, is the couple’s second child. In 1985, Ken Dudney and his wife were blessed with their third child, Nathan.

Ken Dudney’s Wife, Car Crush

Ken Dudney’s wife, Mandrell, was involved in a head-on collision on 11 September 1984. During this time, Mandrell was accompanied by her two children. The accident occurred near their Nashville Home. Madrell suffered from physical pain throughout her body due to the accident. Mandrell’s head injuries resulted in a temporary personality shift and memory loss. She also had a broken femur, an injured knee, a shattered ankle, and a concussion. Ken Dudney’s Wife, Mandreell, took over a year to fully recover from the injuries. Luckily, her children suffered minor injuries.

Ken Dudney’s Children

Kenneth Matthew Dudney

Ken Dudney’s firstborn, Kenneth Matthew Dudney, was introduced to a celebrity lifestyle in his early days. Matthew fell into drug use, especially drinking in college. This led to depression. Ken Dudney’s son, Matthew, admits that the more he got into depression, the more he self-medicated using alcohol and other drugs.

He realized he needed help when he almost burnt his aunt’s home. Matthew presented himself to a rehabilitation center, and upon treatment, he secured a job as a Chef in Nashville. Matthew is a sober man married to Christy Sutherland, a Christian genre singer and songwriter.

Jamie Nicole Dudney

Jamie Nicole Dudney is the only daughter in the family. In her early years, Ken Dudney’s daughter, Jamie, pursued an acting career in Hollywood. 1993, her star shone as she clinched the Miss Tennessee Contest.

Jamie appeared alongside her mother, Mandrell, on the CBS drama named “Diagnosis Murder.” These days, Ken Dudney’s daughter works in a company helping people with addiction by placing them in nationwide rehab facilities. She is also into charity work.

Nathaniel Mandrell Dudney

The last born in the family, Nathaniel Mandrell Dudney, was born a year after the accident. Nathan is currently married to Hanah, an obstetrician-gynecologist.

Ken Dudney’s Wife Awards

Ken Dudney’s wife, Barbara Mandrell, received numerous awards for her outstanding career. They include six consecutive People’s Choice awards between 1982 to 1987. The awards category was Favorite All-Round Female Entertainer. She won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1980. Her single “Sleeping Single in a Double Bed”  was named Single of the Year by the American Music Awards in 1979.

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