Mindy McCready

A once-promising country singer who notched an impressive debut, Mindy McCready was only 21 when 1996's Ten Thousand Angels became a double platinum smash, launching her No 1 hit "Guys Do It All the Time. " ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1975 in Fort Meyers, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

20/20 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rehab with Dr. Drew 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Country Honors "The Prince of Egypt" 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tammy Wynette Remembered 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Weddings of a Lifetime 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Splash at Walt Disney World 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 31st Annual Country Music Association Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

The 33rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

CMT Presents: The Kings Covers 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Long Live The King: Country Salutes Elvis 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

TNN Music City News Country Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

The 24th Annual American Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 32nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Biography

A once-promising country singer who notched an impressive debut, Mindy McCready was only 21 when 1996's Ten Thousand Angels became a double platinum smash, launching her No 1 hit "Guys Do It All the Time. " Nominated for a slew of prestigious awards, she seemed poised to achieve country music superstardom. Unfortunately, her follow-up albums underperformed, and all her music success was undone by a painful-to-watch string of legal woes, addictions and self-destructive behaviors. At one time engaged to actor Dean Cain, McCready went from country sweetheart to tabloid nightmare, undergoing multiple arrests, prison sentences and suicide attempts. Bad press dogged McCready, including a leaked sex tape, custody battles with her mother, and a longtime affair with the married baseball star Roger Clemens. After seeking treatment on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew" (VH1, 2008- ) McCready found herself embroiled in even more scandal and still in thrall to her addictions. Her promising talent and career ruined by a rash of bad headlines, Mindy McCready's frightening downward spiral prompted many to hope not just for the singer's comeback, but for her well-being. Sadly, it was not to be. McCready committed suicide by a single self-inflicted gunshot wound on Feb. 17,1913 at age 37.

Relationships

Tim

Brother
Born in 1979

Josh

Brother
Born in 1981

Dean Cain Actor

Companion
Met c. 1997 Engaged Sept. 18, 1997 Called off engagement August 1998

Roger Clemens Actor

Companion
Reportedly involved in a long-term relationship that began when McCready was 15 She confirmed affair 2008

Melody Inge

Mother

Zander McCready

Son
Born March 25, 2006; father, Billy McKnight

Tim McCready

Father

Billy McKnight

Companion
In May 2005, McKnight was arrested and charged with attempted murder after beating and choking McCready

David Wilson

Companion
Died of self-inflicted gunshot wound Jan. 13, 2013

Zayne Wilson

Son
Born March 9, 2012; father, David Wilson

Milestones

2010

Returned to music with fifth album I'm Still Here

2010

Appeared on VH1 reality series "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew"

2002

Released self-titled album under Capitol

1999

Dropped by label BNA Records after disappointing sales of I'm Not So Tough; signed with Capitol

1997

Second album If I Don't Stay the Night went gold

1996

Released double-platinum selling debut Ten Thousand Angels

Moved to Nashville, TN

Known for such albums as "Ten Thousand Angels" and "If I Don't Stay The Night"

Popular songs include "Guys Do It All The Time" and "Ten Thousand Angels".

Began singing in church at age three

Bonus Trivia

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The singer was convicted in 2004 for fraudulently obtaining prescription painkillers. In 2005, while on probation for that offense, McCready was charged with driving under the influence. She was found not guilty of the DUI charge, but guilty of driving on a suspended license.

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In May 2005, McCready's ex-boyfriend Billy McKnight was arrested and charged with attempted murder after beating and choking her. That September, while pregnant with McKnight's child, she attempted suicide by overdosing on antidepressants.

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McCready was arrested on July 21, 2007 in Florida, and charged with battery and resisting arrest for an apparent scuffle with her mother. She was sentenced to a year in jail for violating probation. The following year, McCready was again arrested for violating probation. She was sentenced to 60 days in jail, but released after a month for good behavior.

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A few months after McCready gave birth to her second son Zayne, the child's father David Wilson was found dead in his home on Jan. 13, 2013 of an apparent suicide.

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On Feb. 6, 2013, a judge ordered McCready to be committed to a treatment facility to cope with her mental health and alcohol issues.

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