Mindy McCready plots comeback with new CD
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
– Mindy McCready, whose career has marked by hits, drugs, arrests, jail and a suicide attempt, is not done with music. She will release "I'm Still Here" March 23 through Iconic Records/Linus Entertainment/E1 Entertainment.
McCrady was best known musically for her breakout hits more than 10 years ago with Ten Thousand Angels and Guys Do It All The Time, McCready announced her plans to record in May 2008. This is her first album since 2002.
"We have always been confident in Mindy's talent," Michael Fancher, Iconic Records label head, states. "This album shows she's at the top of her game musically; she's the best she's ever sounded, and we look forward to reintroducing her music to fans new and old."
With contributions by producers Christopher Jak, Trey Bruce and Jimmy Nichols, the CD includes nine new tracks (along with an acoustic By Her Side, her orchestrated rendition of The Dance and modernized versions of Guys Do It All The Time and Ten Thousand Angels) .
After some success, McCready became embroiled in an abusive relationship and drug possession charges that landed her in jail. Her history and battle with drug abuse caught the attention of a television producer; joining the cast of VH1's "Celebrity Rehab 3" (airing now), she returned to the public eye. She performs the title track, I'm Still Here, on the seventh episode.
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I'm Still Here
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For the first time, Mindy McCready got to pick the songs for this her fourth CD of all-new material. This turned out to be a mistake as with the possible exception of "Tremble," which at least shoots for something, none of the songs she chose do more than get your hopes up and then dash them.
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I'm Not So Tough
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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