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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

 
 
FONTANEL MANSION & FARM ADDS
DIRECTOR OF HOSPITALITY TO THE TEAM
Jaime Dudney, Daughter of Barbara Mandrell, will Oversee Staff of Tour Guides
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 1, 2010 –The Fontanel Mansion & Farm announced the addition ofJaime Dudney as Director of Hospitality today.  Dudney joins the team to ensure tour operations run smoothly and that guests to the mansion have the best experience possible.  She will also be hiring and training all tour guides for the Mansion at Fontanel.  As daughter of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, Jaime brings a unique perspective to the property having grown up at Fontanel and can provide special stories for tour guides to share.
 
“We are very fortunate to have Jaime join our team,” says Tom Morales of TomKats, Inc., operating partner of Fontanel Attractions.  “Who better to give our tour guides the scoop on famous guests and parties that happened here at Fontanel?”
 
Tour guides at Fontanel will provide guests with an inside look at how the stars live in Nashville’s first and only country music mansion tour.  Only minutes from downtown but miles from ordinary, The Mansion at Fontanel boasts three stories, over 20 rooms, thirteen bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on almost 140 acres of pristine land.  The home has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there.  Additionally, the personal collections of current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald are featured which include one of a kind items, personal photos, and keepsakes of the artists they currently manage, including Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many others.   But make no mistake, this is not a museum.  At Fontanel, visitors get to do more than just look; guests can touch, see, feel and relax in this magnificent home.

 “I’m so excited to join the team at Fontanel,” says Dudney. “Growing up my family always welcomed friends and neighbors into our home.  I can’t wait to open the home I grew up in to Nashville and visitors from around the world to welcome them to the home of all things country!”

A tour of the Mansion is guided in small groups room by room, with amazing sights, special stories and maybe even some music around every corner!  Tour guides escort guests from the moment they walk into the front door through the entire 27,000 SF home starting in the Great Room and ending in the glorious sunlit pool atrium.  There guests can grab refreshments and relax as long they wish, discussing the experience of Fontanel with experts and fellow visitors. 
 
For more information about The Fontanel Mansion and Farm visit www.fontanelmansion.com.

About Jaime Dudney:
Jaime Dudney began her acting career at the ripe age of four. Her first appearance was on her mother’s show, “Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sister’s,” with a viewership of forty million, where she was able to express her love of performing. Growing up, Jaime learned first-hand about the entertainment business and studied closely the success and talent of the family that surrounded her. Jaime was eventually cast in the CBS movie “XXX’s and OOO’s” which was shot in Nashville, Tenn. She rediscovered her love for acting and decided to move to LA, which led to several jobs including “Days of Our Lives” and “Diagnosis Murder.” After a few short years in LA, Jaime was cast as “Georgia Tucker” on “As the World Turns” and moved to New York City. She performed in that role for two years and gained critical acclaim including aSoap Opera Digest award nomination for “Best Female Newcomer.” After finishing the show, Jaime studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. Her studies also include, the Groundlings Improv and Playhouse West.  Jaime currently resides in Nashville, Tenn. and is the Hospitality Director for The Fontanel Mansion & Farm where she grew up.



 
 
 
About the Fontanel Mansion & Farm: 
The Fontanel Mansion, a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell, will open to the public on June 7, 2010.  Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, The Mansion at Fontanel boasts three stories, over 20 rooms, thirteen bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on 136 acres of pristine land.  An exclusive spot for the stars, the home and grounds have been the setting for numerous photo and video shoots, CMT’s top-rated “Gone Country” show and more.  Nashville’s only country music mansion tour, the Mansion at Fontanel will give visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats by providing a truly interactive experience!
 
A ticket to tour the Mansion at Fontanel is like a ticket to the inside life of Nashville’s most famous export. Once the family home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, the first artist to be named CMA Entertainer of the Year in consecutive years, the Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there.  Additionally, the personal collections of current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald are featured which include one of a kind items, personal photos, and keepsakes of the artists they currently manage, including Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many others.   But make no mistake, this is not a museum.  At Fontanel, visitors get to do more than just look, guests will be welcome to touch, see, feel and relax in this magnificent home.

Folks can learn about the process of building this 27,000 square foot log home, mere minutes from downtown Nashville, yet lifetimes away from the average home. Visitors can also learn about the land and how the Mandrell family started a legacy of sustainability that survives today.

A tour of the Mansion is guided in small groups room by room, with amazing sights and special stories around every corner.  Tour guides escort guests from the moment they walk into the front door through the entire 27,000 home starting in the Great Room and ending in the glorious sunlit pool atrium.  There guests can grab refreshments, stay and relax as long they wish, discussing the experience of Fontanel with experts and fellow visitors. 
 
There are many other exciting facets for visitors to the Fontanel Mansion in addition to the "country music mansion tour."  Guests who want to enjoy nature can hike or mountain bike The Trails at Fontanel.  With over 136 acres of pristine land that the mansion resides on, the Trails at Fontanel provide a FREE system of trails for both locals and visitors.  Guests can access over two miles of trails during daylight hours.
 
Unlike anything in Nashville, The Woods at Fontanel is an outdoor music venue surrounded by the woods of the Fontanel property.  This new venue showcases major artists in an intimate format that no one will have a chance to see anywhere else.
 
After touring the mansion and hiking the trails, guests likely will have worked up an appetite.  They can dine at The Farm House Restaurant at Fontanel.  With over 140 seats, the Farm House showcases a “farm to fork” menu items featuring CSA certified local produce, dairy and meats delivered from area farms and sustainable sources.  Offering southern-style comfort food with a fun creative twist, the Farm House has an on-site organic teaching garden and house photos of the farmers and families that produce the food for the restaurant.  The Farm House serves breakfast lunch and dinner seven days a week.  Local arts and crafts are available in the Fontanel gift shop as well.

The property is managed by Fontanel Attractions, made up of entertainment entrepreneurs Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, world-class developer, Alex Marks and Tom Morales, owner of TomKats, Inc., with TomKats, Inc. as the operating partner.  Perhaps best known locally for managing the Loveless Cafe and internationally for the 750 movies catered over 20 years, TomKats’ experience ensures Fontanel Mansion’s role as a cherished community asset in the heartbeat of Music City.  For more information visitwww.fontanelmansion.com
 
 

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