Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent suicide Sunday afternoon. She was best known for a string of hit songs in 1996 and 1997.

Born Malinda Gayle McCready in Florida, Mindy McCready started singing in church at age 3 and later graduated from high school intending to begin her music career early. She moved to Nashville when she was 18.

Mindy McCready's first single, "Ten Thousand Angels," was a huge top ten hit for the rising country music star in 1996. Her next single, "Guys Do It All The Time," became her first and only number one song, which was followed by her final top ten single in 1997, "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)," which peaked at #4.