CMT will shed light on the troubled life and tortured final days of doomed country songbird Mindy McCready in a new hourlong special, CMT News Presents: Mindy McCready Fallen Angel premiering Sunday, March 10 at 8 pm ET/PT.
The 37-year-old singer died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Feb. 18 on the porch of her home in Heber Springs, Ark. McCready’s live-in boyfriend David Wilson, father of her 9-month-old son Zayne, also fatally shot himself on the same spot Jan. 13.
The beautiful blond Florida native captured the hearts of country music fans in 1996 with her hit debut single, “Ten Thousand Angels,” and its chart-topping follow-up, “Guys Do It All the Time.” But her musical talent was quickly eclipsed by drug and alcohol abuse that led to erratic behavior, run-ins with the law and previous failed suicide attempts that rendered her a fixture in the tabloids — and a stranger to country-music radio.
According to the network, CMT News Presents: Mindy McCready Fallen Angel — hosted byMost Wanted Live‘s Katie Cook— will feature archival interviews, plus never-before-seen footage and new interviews with country stars Ty Herndon, Jimmy Nichols, Richie McDonald, Lorrie Morgan and Jimmy Wayne, plus Nashville music-industry insiders Holly Gleason and Robert K. Oermann. The special also features exclusive interviews with McCready’s former boyfriend, music producer David Malloy and her lawyer Eric Hughes, who was the last known person to speak with the singer before her death and is granting CMT his first sit-down interview since the tragedy.
CMT News Presents: Mindy McCready Fallen Angel premieres Sunday, March 10 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT.