Barbara lives on a ranch in Pendleton, Oregon with her husband Nels. She loves to sing and play guitar and has done so at various places — Elko, Nevada — Fort Worth and Dallas. Texas-Ellensburg, Washington – Pendleton, Oregon are some places. She received the Will Rogers award from the Academy of Western Artists as the Western Female Singer of the year in Fort Worth, Texas. Barbara enjoys singing and playing time honored songs that people remember and love.