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Mindy McCready Biography

Mindy McCready Biography Birth name            : Melinda Gayle McCready Born                     : November 30, 1975 (age 36)            ...

Mindy McCready Biography
Birth name            : Melinda Gayle McCready
Born                     : November 30, 1975 (age 36)
                              Origin     Fort Myers, Florida, USA
Genres                  : Country
Occupations          : Singer
Instruments            : Vocals
Years active           : 1996–present
Labels                   : BNA, Capitol Nashville, Iconic
Associated acts      : Richie McDonald, George Strait, Lorrie Morgan
Mindy McCready was born November 30, 1975 is an American country music singer. Active since 1996, she has recorded a total of five studio albums. Her debut album, 1996's Ten Thousand Angels, was released on BNA Records and was certified 2× Multi-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, she left the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records.

Overall, McCready's four studio albums have accounted for 12 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 has not charted a single since 2002, Mindy McCready has received significant media coverage regarding personal events in her life. McCready's fifth studio album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010 on Amazon & iTunes. Mindy has sold over 3 million albums according to the RIAA.

- In 1997, McCready became engaged to actor Dean Cain. The couple broke up the following year. McCready also dated former NHL hockey player Drake Berehowsky.
- In May 2005, McCready's ex-boyfriend, Billy McKnight, was arrested and charged with attempted murder after beating and choking her. After reporting to People magazine that she had cut ties with her abuser, McCready was found unconscious the following July, in a hotel lobby in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, after attempting suicide. She was hospitalized for a drug overdose after washing down a large amount of undisclosed drugs with alcohol. That September, when she was pregnant with McKnight's child, she attempted suicide again by overdosing on antidepressants. On March 25, 2006, McCready gave birth to a son, Zander Ryan McCready.
-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.
-McCready appeared in the third season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which aired in January and February 2010 and depicting her struggle with substance addiction. nShe later discussed her recovery and possible studio work with Todd Gaither on a March 2010 episode of The View.
-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.
-On November 30, 2011, McCready confirmed to PEOPLE that she is 5 months pregnant with twins, due around March 2012.

Since 2002, Mindy has been known more for her series of personal problems then for her music. She was involved with an abusive man who tried to kill her, became pregnant with his child, gave birth to the child, and has attempted suicide several times over the years. In 2008, she admitted being involved with baseball pitcher Roger Clemens back in 1990. After this news had been reported, McCready suffered a breakdown, and entered rehab for treatment. It seems McCready will use her rehab experience in an upcoming reality show -- Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She is reported to be one of the cast members for the show, which airs on VH1. The eight episodes will follow the real-life experiences of celebrities undergoing detoxification. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2010. Mindy signed with Iconic Records, and she is currently working on recording an album, hoping to inspire the millions of women who have suffered from abuse everywhere, showing them that a comeback in life is a possibility.
Source : wikipedia

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