Country Music Singer Mindy McCready Dies


UPDATED: Sunday February 17, 2013 11:47 PM

Mindy McCready, who hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career, has died. She was 37.
    
Waren Olmstead, the coroner in Cleburne County, Ark., said McCready died Sunday in Heber Springs but couldn't immediately provide further details.

The sheriff there later indicated McCready died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
   
He didn't have further information on who was taking care of her two sons.
    
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.
    
However, personal problems plagued her beginning in 2004.

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