Country singer Mindy McCready dies at age 37

Krista Hostetler

Country singer Mindy McCready dies at age 37

CREATED Feb. 17, 2013

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas authorities say that country singer Mindy McCready was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office says that McCready, 37, was found dead Sunday afternoon with what appears to be a single, self-inflicted wound. She was found on the front porch of a home.

There's no word on who was taking care of her two sons.

McCready hit the top of the country charts before personal problems sidetracked her career.

In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females.

However, personal problems plagued her beginning in 2004.