Sunday, February 17, 2013

February 17: Roger Clemens "Protege'" Country singer Mindy McCready died on this date in 2013...

She was 37-years-old when she died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch; one month after the death of her boyfriend. She had two young children.
Born Melinda Gayle McCready in Fort Myers, Florida, McCready began singing in church at age 3, and graduated from high school at the age of 16 with the intention of beginning her music career early. Since 1996, Melinda Gayle "Mindy" McCready has recorded a total five studio albums.

When she was 18, she moved to Nashville, where she was signed by BNA Records. Her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, was released in 1996 and sold two million copies. The album produced four chart singles on the country charts: the title track at #6, followed by her only Number One hit, "Guys Do It All the Time." This song, in turn, was succeeded by "Maybe He'll Notice Her Now," a duet with Richie McDonald, then the lead vocalist of Lonestar. The fourth and final single, "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)," peaked at #4.

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In 1997, she released If I Don't Stay the Night was certified gold. 1999's I'm Not So Tough, did not sell that well, and she was dropped from the label. A self-titled fourth album followed in 2002 on Capitol Records.

In April 2008, the New York Daily News reported on a possible long-term relationship between McCready and baseball star Roger Clemens that began when she was 15 years old. Clemens' attorney denied the affair and also stated that Clemens would be bringing a defamation suit regarding this false allegation. Clemens' attorney admitted that a relationship existed, but described McCready as a "close family friend." He also stated that McCready had traveled on Clemens' personal jet and that Clemens' wife was aware of the relationship.

Clemens issued a statement saying only that "I have made mistakes in my personal life for which I am sorry." However, McCready confirmed the relationship as being sexual in nature.

On November 17, 2008, McCready spoke in more detail to Inside Edition about her affair with Clemens. She stated that their relationship lasted for more than a decade, and that it ended when Clemens refused to leave his wife to marry McCready. However, she denied that she was 15 years old when it began, saying that they met when she was 16 and the affair only became sexual "several years later.

A pornographic videotape of McCready and an ex-boyfriend referred to as "Peter" went on sale in  April 2010. McCready has claimed the video was stolen from her home three years earlier.

In June 2009, McCready signed on to appear on the reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.McCready's critically acclaimed fifth album, I'm Still Here, was released in March 2010. 


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