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Mindy McCready decries release of new CD

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 – Nothing apparently is simple for Mindy McCready, not even the release of a new CD, her first in six years.

Iconic Records/Linus Entertainment/E1 Entertainment said earlier this week in a press release they would release "I'm Still Here" March 23.

But according to a statement Wednesday from McCready, that is not the full story.

"The announcements for release of a Mindy record on March 23 are false. The real Mindy record will be released March 25. Iconic records, a label out of Denver who Mindy "used" to have an affiliation with, is planning to release unfinished subpar recordings of Mindy, trying to capitalize on the success of her recent comeback! Mindy wants her fans to know that Michael Fancher, Iconic Records, and Jimmy Nichols with Blackriver Records are behind this vicious and libelous act. A real Mindy record will be in stores March 25, which is the day of her son Zander's birth. Mindy is releasing the new album on this day to celebrate her two most happy moments: the birth of her son and her comeback to the world of music! Mindy quotes "I'm sorry to the fans that there is drama surrounding such a happy event, but I promise the musical experience of the new CD will be unforgettable!"

Iconic officials could not be reached for comment.

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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. 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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