Country singer Mindy McCready dies

Mindy McCready was 37. Associated Press
Mindy McCready was 37. Associated Press
Posted: February 19, 2013

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. - Mindy McCready, 37, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, died Sunday.

A news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said McCready was found dead with what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was found on the front porch of a home.

She arrived in Nashville in 1994 with tapes of her karaoke vocals and earned a recording contract with BNA Records.

In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females. Her other hits included "Ten Thousand Angels," also in 1996, and her album by that title sold two million copies.

However, personal problems plagued her beginning in 2004 and included a custody battle with her mother over one of her two sons.

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