McCready was born and raised in southern Florida. She began singing in church at age 3, and began seven years of formal opera training at age 9. She graduated from high school with honors in 1992 at the age of 16, with the intention of beginning an early musical career.
When she was 18, she moved to Nashville, where she was signed by BNA Records (a label of Sony BMG Music Entertainment). Her debut album, Ten Thousand Angels, was released on April 30, 1996, and was certified gold six months later. The album produced her two biggest hits, Ten Thousand Angels and Guys Do It All The Time. McCready also appears with Lorrie Morgan, Sara Evans, and Martina McBride on BNA's Girl's Night Out. McCready's following two solo albums, If I Don't Stay The Night and I'm Not So Tough, sold poorly and she was dropped by BNA.
In April of 2000, she was signed by Capitol Records. She released a self-titled album with Capitol in 2002 to disappointing sales, and was dropped by Capitol later that year.
McCready was once engaged to actor Dean Cain.
Mindy McCready Facts
|Birth Name||Malinda Gayle McCready|
|Birthday||November 30, 1975 (42)|
|Birthplace||Fort Myers, Florida, USA|