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

Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts)

Sara Evans

Reba McEntire

Keith Urban

Jack Wagner

Charlie Daniels


Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Rodney Atkins

James Otto

John Rich

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

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

– Nanci Haskin, 99.5 WYCD


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