|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||country female vocalists female country mindy mccready country divas|
Malinda Gayle McCready, 30 November 1975, Fort Meyers, Florida, USA. McCready emerged as one of the brightest new voices in country music in the late 90s, updating the traditional values of the genre for a new generation of listeners. Raised in southern Florida, she moved to Nashville when she was 18. Meeting up with producer David Malloy, she spent almost a year performing and preparing her demo tape, before signing with RLG Records. Released in April 1996, her debut, Ten Thousand Angels, was an assertive and confident collection that revealed McCready as an icon of female independence and self-reliance. The album gained strong reviews and by 1997 had gone platinum. The follow-up, If I Dont Stay The Night, was released in November 1997 to further acclaim and widespread commercial acceptance.
Although McCready does not write any of her own material, she covers songs such as What If I Do and This Is Me that deal...