Yesterday, Feb. 17th, I wrote about the peaceful passing of musician and founding member of ZZ Top, Lanier Greig. Today I am writing about the far less peaceful passing of country music star Mindy McCready. McCready’s body was found on the porch of her northern Arkansas home left lifeless of an apparent self inflicted gunshot. This is the same porch where just weeks earlier her boyfriend, David Wilson, and father of their 9 month old son was found dead, also of a suspected self inflicted gunshot.
It is no secret that for the past several years Mindy McCready’s life landed many times in the tabloids, and I am not going to revisit any of that; it is openly available to find on the internet, if you so desire to know more. Though I think it is important to remember that her son, Zayne will be growing up without knowing his parents (McCready’s ex-boyfriend, and father of her first child, Zander, would like custody of both children), which is the greater tragedy. It is also important to remember that she was once a bright country music star.
Mindy McCready released five studio albums, with her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, going double platinum, with the track, Guys Do It All the Time rising to number 1 on both the U.S. Country and the Canadian Country Music charts. In memory of Mindy McCready, and all who her apparent suicide has, and will affect (her family and sons).