Troubled US country star McCready found dead
on 18/02/2013 08:52:18
The Cleburne County Sheriff's Office said mother-of-two McCready, 37, was found dead on the front porch of a home in Heber Springs yesterday afternoon local time.
McCready hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career
In 1996, her 'Guys Do It All the Time' hit No 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to women.Her other hits included 'Ten Thousand Angels', also in 1996, and her album by that title sold two million copies.
She arrived in Nashville in 1994 with tapes of her karaoke vocals and earned a recording contract with BNA Records.
But problems plagued her, beginning in 2004, and included a custody battle with her mother over one of her sons.
In May 2010, she was briefly admitted to hospital after police responded to an overdose call at a home in North Fort Myers, Florida, owned by her mother. This followed a stint on 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew', where she declared herself clean from drugs.