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Music City Turns Out For McCready Memorial Service

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Lorrie Morgan and Bryan White were among the performers at the memorial. Lorrie Morgan and Bryan White were among the performers at the memorial.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A memorial was held for Country singer Mindy McCready Wednesday.  The service was held at The Cathedral of the Incarnation on West End.  Country stars, fans, and friends of the late singer showed up to pay their respects.

Lorrie Morgan, Bryan White, Bekka Bramlett and other artists sang at the memorial.  "We want (her sons) to remember... she loved those babies and she loved life. She really did, but she just couldn't get it right," said Morgan.

McCready died on February 17th from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch in Arkansas.  That was the same location where her youngest son's father killed himself just one month earlier. 

At the memorial, family and friends remembered the singer's smile and the "light in her eye," along with the love for her children.

McCready burst onto the country music scene in 1996 with the double platinum album "Ten Thousand Angels," which produced the number one Country hit, "Guys Do It All The Time."

The Country music star's personal problems started in 2004 and included a custody battle with her mother over one of her sons. She was briefly hospitalized in 2010 after police responded to an overdose call to a home her mother owned in Florida, and she later appeared on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," where she declared herself clean from drugs.

Wednesday's memorial service for McCready in Nashville came just two weeks after a funeral in her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, where she was also laid to rest.

(NewsChannel5 and The Associated Press.)

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