Country Artists React To Death Of Mindy McCready

The country music world is grief-stricken over the news of Mindy McCready’s death this past Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Many of them took to Twitter to express their condolences.

Her road has been laden with trouble the past few years, struggling with addiction, a custody battle, and the death of her boyfriend, David Wilson.  In late January, Mindy spoke with NBC Today’s Andrea Canning about the recent death of her ‘soulmate’. You can watch that interview here.


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Here are some of the prayers, condolences and encouragement from a few of your favorite country music artists:

Carrie Underwood

I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…

— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) February 18, 2013

Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts)

Thoughts and prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s family, I’m sure they’re struggling to find some answers…

— Jay DeMarcus (@JayDeMarcus) February 18, 2013

Sara Evans

My prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s children and family. Very sad. God Bless them.

— Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) February 18, 2013

Reba McEntire

My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s friends and family.What a talented lady she was.RIP Mindy.

TMZ Remembers Mindy McCready:

— Reba McEntire (@reba) February 18, 2013

Keith Urban

Blessings to all of Mindy McCready’s family and friends today. Very sad indeed. -KU

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) February 18, 2013

Jack Wagner

So sad about Mindy McCready. Please take drugs n alcohol seriously. They kill…lv

— Jack Wagner (@JackWagnerhpk) February 18, 2013

Charlie Daniels

Mindy McCready I will always remember you as the sweet,beautiful and talented young lady you were when I met you all those years agoSo sad.

— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 18, 2013

THE FARM

Prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s family and friends.. She will live on thru her family, friends, fans, and her music~ dh#gonetoosoon

— THE FARM (@TheFarmMusic) February 18, 2013

Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys…may God’s peace & protection be on them!

— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) February 18, 2013

Rodney Atkins

Prayers out to Mindy McCready’s 2 boys, family and loved ones.

— Rodney Atkins (@RodneyAtkins) February 18, 2013

James Otto

RIP Mindy McCready. Prayers for her children & family.

— James Otto (@jamesotto) February 18, 2013

John Rich

Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.

— John Rich (@johnrich) February 18, 2013

Jeff Bates sums it up best via his Facebook fan page:

“Oh Mindy!

I’m SO saddened by this! Her beautiful innocent children left behind… SUCH A TRAGEDY!!!

There will be those who say horrible things about her, those who remember her happier days, those who want to point the finger of blame at her, at others, even at themselves. But she was somebody’s daughter, somebody’s Mother, somebody’s friend, and her loss will leave an emptiness in THEIR hearts and lives forever.

Unless you have been there though, it is IMPOSSIBLE to understand addiction, depression, and the debilitating, suffocating, IMPENETRABLE DARKNESS that comes with it!

I have been there and it can be SO blinding and overwhelming that you just want OUT. For it to be over. to just close your eyes and never have to open them again. It is truly a disease of mind, and of spirit.

My heart breaks for her and her family!

And I pray that God, in His infinite wisdom and understanding and compassion will help this incredibly talented yet tortured young woman finally find peace.”

Wynonna Judd

Oh my! Mindy. Dear sweet girl. This is so sad. It just breaks my heart what addiction continues to take from this life.

— Wynonna Judd (@WynonnaMusic) February 18, 2013

Mindy McCreedy’s popular hit song “10,000 Angels”

– Nanci Haskin, 99.5 WYCD

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