Mindy McCready
Mindy McCready
Malinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready was an American country music singer. Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album, 1996's Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while 1997's If I Don't Stay the Night was certified Gold. 1999's I'm Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, and she left the label.
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Jane Pak: We're All a Little Bit Country
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Recently, I found myself at the AVIS desk around midnight at the Oklahoma City airport. Tired and weary, I chatted up the nice young man behind the counter who was doling out driving tips for my final trek to Fayetteville, Ark. When I told him I ran a boot company, his response was, "You don't look like you run a boot company!" I took no offense because the reality is, to look at me, it would be hard to say, "Yeah, she's country." But to know me, you'd find out that I'm a lot of things... and country is one of them. It all started almost 20 years ago... Originally, much to my parent's dismay, I was never an academically inclined kid growing up. Art and music was my path of greatest acceleration. After finishing high school in Honduras, I had a short lived semester at Rhode Island School of Design. I discovered in a very short period of time that not only was I not cut out for the extreme weirdness of art school, I had missed out in my most formative years on the unique " ...
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Inside Mindy McCready Memorial; Friend Thanks Dr. Drew Pinsky For Going ‘Above & Beyond’
Access Hollywood - almost 4 years
Mindy McCready’s time in Nashville was filled with music, and her memorial service in Music City reflected that. Old friends Bryan White, Lorrie Morgan and Bekka Bramlett sang for McCready and family members spoke about her difficulties and triumphs during the hour-long remembrance Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation.
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Amanda Magee: Force
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I remember practicing penny drops and dead man's drops on the bars at Harris Elementary School in the early '80s. Before mastering either, you started with the help of a friend. They would hold your hands and do the dramatic swing chant, "One, two, three..." and for the first couple of tries, you couldn't do it. "No, wait." Eventually though, you took the turn that finally gave you the freedom to penny drop alone. I loved the sensation of swinging my body back and forth until I felt that perfect balance of speed and height. I would flip my legs, launching myself out away from the bar, and then quickly turn and plant my feet on the ground. Maybe I'd throw my arms up à la Nadia Comaneci accepting the crowd's roar at her perfect 10. There was always a rush to circle back and get in line to be back up there on the bar. One Saturday I was by myself -- my best friend and I were on the outs. I'd walked to the school alone and was doing drop after drop, chasing breathless oblivi ...
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Mindy McCready’s funeral: ‘She’s healed. She’s no longer sick,’ says mother.
News Briefs - almost 4 years
As her music played in the background, country music star Mindy McCready was remembered Tuesday by friends and family as
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Source: Dr. Drew went 'above and beyond' trying to help Mindy McCready
Fox News - almost 4 years
Immediately after news of Mindy McCready’s apparent suicide spread across the web on Sunday, sharp condemnation of Dr. Drew Pinsky followed. 
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Mindy McCready's Autopsy Results Revealed
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. — Authorities in Arkansas say preliminary autopsy results confirm country music singer Mindy McCready's death was a suicide. The Cleburne County sheriff said in a statement Wednesday that preliminary autopsy results from Arkansas' state crime lab show McCready's death was a suicide from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators have said McCready apparently shot and killed her late boyfriend's dog before she turned the gun on herself Sunday at her home in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities found McCready's body and the dog on the front porch where her longtime boyfriend, musician David Wilson, died last month of a gunshot wound to the head. Authorities are investigating Wilson's death as a suicide but they haven't determined an official cause of death yet.
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Country stars in crisis: Mindy McCready and other sad country music stories
Fox News - almost 4 years
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Did Mindy McCready's brain injury kill her?
Fox News - about 4 years
There have been a lot of questions about country singer Mindy McCready’s substance abuse and its association with her recent suicide. But the question, however, we should be asking is: “Did Mindy McCready’s brain injury kill her?”
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NEWS/Mindy McCready: Private Investigator Who Worked With Singer Speaks Out About New Video Project ... (Senta Scarborough/E! Online)
Wesmirch.com - about 4 years
Senta Scarborough / E! Online: NEWS/Mindy McCready: Private Investigator Who Worked With Singer Speaks Out About New Video Project She Worked on Days Before Death  —  Days before her tragic death, Mindy McCready asked Danno Hanks, a private investigator, to put together a video for her.  Hanks has worked with Mindy since her appearance on Dr. Drew's show.
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McCready's death highlights role of guns in suicide - USA TODAY
Google News - about 4 years
Us Magazine McCready's death highlights role of guns in suicide USA TODAY Gun-related suicides are getting attention again after singer Mindy McCready's death. Mindy McCready. Singer Mindy McCready died Sunday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo: Brad Barket, Getty Images) ... Country Singer Mindy McCready Was 'Fearful of Stigma,' Dr. Drew SaysABC News Mindy McCready shot dog before apparent suicide, authorities sayFox News McCready's ex: Anyone close could see it comingSan Francisco Chronicle Washington Post -Los Angeles Times -Gather Celebs News Channel all 591 news articles »
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mindy McCready
  • 2013
    Age 37
    On February 17, 2013, McCready's neighbors called the Sheriff's Office of Cleburne County, Arkansas, reporting gunshots.
    More Details Hide Details McCready was found dead on her front porch from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This is the same place where David Wilson, her former boyfriend and the father of her younger son, had fatally shot himself one month prior. She was 37 years old. She also fatally shot the pet dog that had belonged to Wilson. Her two children were in foster care and had not been in her custody for some years prior to the time of her death. McCready is interred at Alva Cemetery in Alva, Florida. Notes
    The child's father, record producer David Wilson, was found dead on January 13, 2013, at McCready's home, of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    More Details Hide Details The Cleburne County, Arkansas, sheriff's department has opened an investigation into Wilson's death. Following Wilson's death, McCready released a statement in which she referred to him as her "soulmate" and "life partner".
  • 2012
    Age 36
    In April 2012, McCready gave birth to her second child, a son named Zayne.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    On December 17, 2008, paramedics were called to McCready's Nashville home after an apparent suicide attempt; they transported her to a hospital after finding wounds on her wrists.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, she joined the cast of "Celebrity Rehab 3" with Dr. Drew Pinsky. But Dr. Drew told Buzzfeed McCready was devastated after the January death of her boyfriend, David Wilson, said he spoke to the 37-year-old singer after Wilson’s death, and she was going to seek help. “Although she was fearful of stigma and ridicule she agreed with me that she needed to make her health and safety a priority,” he stated. “Unfortunately it seems that Mindy did not sustain her treatment.” On May 25, 2010, McCready was hospitalized in Cape Coral, Florida, for a possible drug overdose; she may have had a reaction to Darvocet her mother had given her. She was released later that day and returned home. A pornographic videotape of McCready and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter" went on sale by Vivid Entertainment in 2010.
    On November 17, 2008, McCready spoke in more detail to Inside Edition about her affair with Clemens.
    More Details Hide Details She stated that their relationship lasted for more than a decade, ending when Clemens refused to leave his wife to marry McCready. However, she denied that she was 15 when it began; she said they met when she was 16 and the relationship became sexual only "several years later."
    After serving half of her sentence, she was released early for good behavior on October 30, 2008.
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    Sentenced to 60 days in jail, McCready turned herself in on September 30, 2008.
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    In June 2008, McCready was arrested in Tennessee for violating the terms of her probation set in September 2007.
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    In April 2008, the New York Daily News reported on a possible long-term relationship between McCready and baseball star Roger Clemens that began when she was 15.
    More Details Hide Details Clemens' attorney Rusty Hardin denied the affair, stating that Clemens would bring a defamation suit regarding this false allegation. Clemens' attorney admitted that a relationship existed but described McCready as a "close family friend." He also stated that McCready had traveled on Clemens' personal jet and that Clemens' wife was aware of the relationship. Clemens issued a statement saying only "I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry." McCready described the relationship as being sexual in nature.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    In March 2006, McCready gave birth to a son, Zander Ryan McCready.
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  • 2005
    Age 29
    In September 2005, while she was pregnant with McKnight's child, she attempted suicide again by overdosing on antidepressants.
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    After reporting to People magazine that she had cut ties with McKnight, McCready was found unconscious in a hotel lobby in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, after attempting suicide in July 2005.
    More Details Hide Details She was hospitalized for a drug overdose after consuming a large amount of undisclosed drugs with alcohol. The couple eventually got back together and McCready became pregnant.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    In August 2004, McCready was arrested in Tennessee for using a fake prescription to buy the painkiller OxyContin.
    More Details Hide Details Although she initially denied the charge, she pleaded guilty and was fined $4,000, sentenced to three years probation, and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service. In May 2005, McCready was stopped by Nashville police for speeding, then arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. A jury later found her not guilty on the charges of DUI, but guilty of driving with a suspended license. That July, she was charged in Arizona with identity theft, unlawful use of transportation, unlawful imprisonment and hindering prosecution. An arrest warrant was issued for her the following month for violation of her probation when she left Tennessee without her probation officer's permission. She was also charged with not reporting to her probation officer during the month of July. She was finally arrested in Florida and returned to Tennessee. She faced a hearing later that year on charges of violating her probation on a drug charge by failing to check in with her probation officer and leaving the state without permission to go to Florida.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    In December 2003, she began dating aspiring singer William Patrick "Billy" McKnight.
    More Details Hide Details On May 8, 2005, McKnight was arrested and charged with attempted murder after beating and choking her.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    She released her self-titled album with Capitol in 2002 to disappointing sales and was dropped by Capitol later that year.
    More Details Hide Details In May 2008, McCready released the single "I'm Still Here" via her official website. She also announced that she had been working on a documentary, a new album, and a reality show. McCready's critically acclaimed fifth album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010. In June 2009, McCready signed on to appear on the reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. The series aired and depicted her struggle with substance addiction. She later discussed her recovery and possible studio work with Todd Gaither on a March 2010 episode of The View. In mid-2011, McCready appeared on Celebrity Close Calls and Celebrity Ghost Stories series 3 episode 6. She also appeared on 20/20 in December 2011, where she discussed her son Zander, her producer boyfriend David Wilson, and new music. (December 9, 2011)
  • 1999
    Age 23
    In 1999, McCready released I'm Not So Tough.
    More Details Hide Details The first single, "All I Want Is Everything," failed to break the top 50. The album was a commercial failure, selling 144,000 copies. Soon after, McCready's record company dropped her. McCready was then signed by Capitol Records.
  • 1997
    Age 21
    In 1997, McCready became engaged to actor Dean Cain.
    More Details Hide Details The couple broke up the following year. McCready also dated former NHL hockey player Drake Berehowsky.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    Her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, was released in 1996 and sold two million copies.
    More Details Hide Details The album produced four chart singles on the country charts: the title track at No. 6, followed by her only Number One hit, "Guys Do It All the Time." This song, in turn, was succeeded by "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now," a duet with Richie McDonald, then the lead vocalist of Lonestar. The fourth and final single, "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)," peaked at No. 4. The next year, McCready released the album If I Don't Stay the Night. The album spawned three singles, "What If I Do," "The Other Side of This Kiss," and "You'll Never Know." The album sold 825,000 copies.
    Her debut album, 1996's Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Platinum by the RIAA, while 1997's If I Don't Stay the Night was certified Gold. 1999's I'm Not So Tough, her final album for BNA, was less successful, and she left the label.
    More Details Hide Details A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records. McCready's fifth and final studio album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Iconic Records. McCready's first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts. This figure includes the Number One hit "Guys Do It All the Time," as well as the Top Ten hits "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)." Although she had not charted a single since 2002, McCready received significant media coverage regarding her troubled personal life and suicide attempts and her eventual death by suicide. Born Malinda Gayle McCready in Fort Myers, Florida, McCready began singing in her local Pentecostal church at age three, and graduated from high school at the age of 16 with the intention of beginning her music career early.
  • 1995
    Age 19
    Active from 1995 until her death in 2013, she recorded a total of five studio albums.
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  • 1975
    Born on November 30, 1975.
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