Three years ago, this very website ran a review of Mindy McCready’s album I’m Still Here. The disc was a mixed bag with flashes of brilliance and transcendence. And it is that very statement that was a quick summation of her brief and widely documented life.
Her struggles with depression and substance abuse are littered all over the Internet but suffice it to say it was the hope of us at RMP that McCready would right the ship and get herself to a better place. Perhaps she is in that place now. Regardless of one’s opinions on the afterlife, one fact remains: McCready was a talent who let the murkiness and vagaries of life cloud what could have been a truly remarkable music career. For this there are truly no words. May her, her loved ones and the music she left behind, rest in peace.