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Mindy came to town like most, with big hopes and a big dream. Studio musician Jimmy Nichols spent months helping prepare Mindy to be discovered. Less than a year later, she was. "When she opened her mouth it was like the sun shined. Joe saw it and knew it was magic." says Nichols.
Signed to BNA Records, in 1996 Mindy released her debut album "Ten Thousand Angels". "We just made it in a little house on music row but we knew we had something special
The album went double platinum and spawned four charting singles, including her only number one hit, "Guys Do It All The Time"
Mindy went on to be nominated for ACM's top new female artist and released her sophomore album "If I Don't Stay The Night". It didn't see the success of her debut, but was certified gold. A third studio album followed in 1999, but dismal sales resulted in mindy being dropped form her label. She picked up by Capitol. only to lose the deal after her 2002 self titled album tanked. Although she never had a song chart after, she remained significant because of her broken personal life. "When she couldn't tour anymore that is when the demons came back up because her real escape was through voice and music" say Nichols.
McCready did attempt a fifth studio album appropriately titled "I'm still here". but it never saw any success. Before her death she recorded one final song called "I'll See You Yesterday". It was released on youtube the weekend she took her life. Her friends say the song was her way of saying goodbye.
"I think that song reflects a time she wishes she could have back" says Nichols
A trust has been set up for Mindy's two boys. Money can be sent via PayPal to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A check or money order can also be sent to:
Mindy McCready Children's Trust
c/o John Ammons
Edison National Bank
13000 Cleveland Avenue
Ft Myers Florida 33907
Thursday, March 7 2013, 06:12 AM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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