Lorene Mann

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Lorene Mann
Birth nameLillian Lorene Mann
Born(1937-01-04)January 4, 1937
Huntland, Tennessee
OriginNashville, Tennessee
DiedMay 24, 2013(2013-05-24) (aged 76)
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, Guitar
Years active1955-1980
LabelsRCA Victor

Lorene Mann (born Lillian Lorene Mann; January 4, 1937 – May 24, 2013)[1] was an American country music singer and songwriter. She is known for her duets with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell.


Mann was born January 4, 1937, in Huntland, Tennessee,[2] as the youngest of ten children. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1956, Mann wrote "Left to Right", a top 10 hit by Kitty Wells in 1960. She also wrote "Don't Go Near the Indians" by Rex Allen (#4, 1962), "Something Precious" by Skeeter Davis (#23, 1962), and "My Wife's House" by Jerry Wallace (#9, 1974).[3]

Between 1965 and 1969, Mann recorded for RCA Victor. She recorded two duet albums, Together and Alone with Justin Tubb in 1966, and Tell It Like It Is with Archie Campbell in 1968. Singles from the albums entered the Hot Country Songs chart. "Hurry, Mr. Peters", a duet with Tubb, was an answer song to "Yes, Mr. Peters" by Roy Drusky and Priscilla Mitchell.[4] Her only solo album, A Mann Named Lorene, was released in 1969. She had songs recorded by artists who are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Disc Jockey Hall of Fame.

Mann was a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and created their slogan, "It All Begins With a Song". She appeared as herself in the 1966 movie Music City U.S.A.. She portrayed one of The Delores Sisters singing group, in the 1975 movie W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings. Her television credits in the 1960s included The Bobby Lord Show, Opry Almanac, American Swing-a-Round, and The Stu Phillips Show.[3]

Mann died on May 24, 2013, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week, at the age of 76.[1][3]



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak
Together and Alone (with Justin Tubb)
Tell It Like It Is (with Archie Campbell)
  • Released: November 1968
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
A Mann Named Lorene
  • Released: October 1969
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Formats: Vinyl
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
"So, I Could Be Your Friend" 1964 A Mann Named Lorene
"Stranger at the Funeral" 1965
"Hurry, Mr. Peters" (with Justin Tubb) 23 Together and Alone
"Please Don't Take the Children from Me" 1966 A Mann Named Lorene
"We've Gone Too Far, Again" (with Justin Tubb) 44 Together and Alone
"Don't Put Your Hands on Me" 47 A Mann Named Lorene
"Have You Ever Wanted To" 1967 50
"You Love Me Too Little" 63
"The Dark End of the Street" (with Archie Campbell) 24 Tell It Like It Is
"Tell It Like It Is" (with Archie Campbell) 1968 31
"Warm and Tender Love" (with Archie Campbell) 57
"My Special Prayer" (with Archie Campbell) 36
"Tell It All" 1969
"Indian Santa Claus"
"The Apron Tree" 1970
"Chicken One Day, Feathers the Next" 1971
"Hide My Sin" 1972
"Stay Out of My Dreams"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


  1. ^ a b "Raizor's Edge Country Music: Articles, Reviews, Interviews, News, and Opinion". Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Lorene Mann biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Oermann, Robert K. (28 May 2013). "Hit songwriter Lorene Mann passes". MusicRow. Retrieved 29 October 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 255–256. ISBN 978-0-89820-177-2.