CMT To Air Special About Mindy McCready
March 4, 2013 at 9:29 AM (PT)
CMT will air a television special highlighting the life and career of the late Country singer, MINDY McCREADY.
As ALL ACCESS previously reported (NET NEWS 2/17), McCREADY passed away on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th after committing suicide at her home in HEBER SPRINGS, AR. MINDY’s life was often tormented by crime, heartbreak and scandal. Most recently in JANUARY, her boyfriend (and father of her youngest child) DAVID WILSON was found dead of a gunshot wound at their home. Some believed that MINDY may have been at fault, although charges were never brought against her. Due to the public scrutiny of the rumor and the loss of WILSON, McCREADY began to drink and use prescription drugs. She had trouble with alcohol and drug abuse throughout her life, even leading to a stint on the 3rd season of VH1’s "CELEBRITY REHAB WITH DR. DREW." Due to her recent spiral out of control, MINDY’s two children were placed in state custody in FEBRUARY.
CMT plans to examine those final days leading up to her death with the program, "CMT NEWS PRESENTS: MINDY MCCREADY FALLEN ANGEL." The special will include archival interviews as well as never-before-seen footage. Country artists TY HERNDON, RICHIE McDONALD, LORRIE MORGAN and JIMMY WAYNE as well as others will tell their personal memories of McCREADY. Additionally, MINDY's child custody lawyer, ERIC HUGHES will give his first interview since her death. HUGHES had spoken with her just three days before her death.
"Only CMT can tell the real MINDY McCREADY," said CMT VP of Production, LEWIS BOGACH. "We were there when she first hit NASHVILLE, followed her rise to #1, through her devastating life and tragic death."
MINDY was laid to rest on TUESDAY (2/26) in her hometown of FORT MYERS, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the MINDY McCREADY CHILDREN TRUST c/o JOHN AMMONS at EDISON NATIONAL BANK in FORT MYERS.
"CMT NEWS PRESENTS: MINDY MCCREADY FALLEN ANGEL" will air this SUNDAY (3/10) at 8p (ET/PT).