Sheriff: Singer Mindy McCready Apparently Shot Self

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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

The Cleburne County, Ark., Sheriff's Office says that McCready was found dead Sunday afternoon with what appears to be a single, self-inflicted wound.

Deputies were sent to a home around 4 p.m. and found her body on the front porch. An autopsy is pending.

Coroner Waren Olmstead says he doesn't have further information on who is taking care of her two young sons.

McReady 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 2 million copies.

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