2013 was full of tragedy, surprises and celebration -- it seemed a new jaw-dropping news event took place just about every month in country music. Five events make the final cut as nominees for the Headline of the Year Award at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards. Which do you think should win?
Country star Mindy McCready was laid to rest during a service in her hometown of Fort Myers, Fla. on Tuesday (Feb. 26), nine days after the troubled singer took her own life with a single gunshot wound to the head.
Since country singer Mindy McCready took her own life on Sunday, February 17, 2013, there's been quite a bit of speculation about the so-called 'Celebity Rehab' curse. Now, Dr. Drew Pinsky (who headed up the reality television show for its three-season run) has spoken out about her suicide, saying he wished she had completed a longer stay in treatment just prior to her death.
Billy McKnight -- Mindy McCready's ex-boyfriend and the father to her oldest son, Zander -- says he's not surprised that the singer took her own life on Sunday afternoon. Right now he is worried for his son, as well as McCready's son with David Wilson, 10-month-old Zayne.
Mindy McCready is back home, but her sons are not. The singer was released from a treatment facility and will undergo 21 days of outpatient treatment, although sources say drug and alcohol tests revealed nothing suspicious.