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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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Mindy McCready
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. On "Lovin' Your Man," McCready breaks her promise to never record a cheating song - sort of; it's actually more of a sisterly apology to the wronged wife. On "Scream," we hope we'll get to hear some of the »»»
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A few years ago, women were hailed as the next great thing of country with the Carpenters, Yearwoods and Hills leading the way in the heretofore male-dominated field. Like their sisters of yesteryear who also morphed from a more straightahead country beat, McCready opted for a far more glossy, pop sound with some country overtones. But her album could just as easily fit a pop or adult contemporary format. McCready made a big splash with her debut, flubbed her sophomore release and became more a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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