Mindy McCready was remembered for her talent and struggle at a memorial service on 6th march 2013 in Nashville. Friends, family and members of the musical industry attended the service held in the Cathedral of the Incarnation, recalling the life of the troubled star, who gets suicide last month at 37 years old.
Three of the Mindy’s recordings was played during the service, including rendition of Garth Brooks “The Dance”, singers White, Morgan and Bramlett also performed a mix of traditional hymns and contemporary spiritual-themed songs. Morgan sang “Ave Maria” and Bramlett delivered an acoustic version of “How Great Thou Art”.
Mindy’s friend and publicist, Kate Atwood, said that “Mindy was cleaver. She was witty. She was a lady. She was a wildcat ….. Music was her therapy, her life, her escape, her victory and her tragedy.”
Lorry, her former RCA labelmate shared that the two of them who attended many parties thrown by the record company in the 1990s, were once reprimanded by the head of the label for wearing outfits which too skimpy and for indulging in too much tequila and dancing on the bar.
Lorrie said that “we became instant friends because of having a lot in common, music and heartache. Mindy was a bright star in our lives, but nothing that bright burns forever”.
Her former band member and friend Jimmy Nichols said about Mindy, “Her outward strength hid a vulnerability that percolated from deep within. She had a deep faith in GOD, but she also felt GOD is the one who let her down.”
He also noted that her musical life was much shorter and she remained in the headlights for the difficulties she had been facing after her success. Her career in the industry was much short, two years, and within this time, she had become a very familiar and popular face in the industry.