OFFSTAGE: Mindy McCready: Country Artists React to Her Suicide

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After Mindy McCready ’s tragic death on Sunday (Feb. 17), country stars took to Twitter to send out their heartfelt condolences and prayers for the troubled singer’s family.

Carrie Underwood: “I grew up listening to Mindy McCready … so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…”

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott: “My heart is breaking hearing of the loss of Mindy McCready. Pray for her 2 precious little boys … may God’s peace & protection be on them.”

Jason Aldean: “Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.”

John Rich: “Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.”

Darius Rucker: “My love and prayers go out to Mindy McCready’s family.”

Terri Clark: “I hope our society shows compassion and realizes the severity and reality of mental illness, and addiction. #mindymccready”

LeAnn Rimes: “My heart goes out to Mindy McCready’s family. I knew her well. It’s a horrible tragedy. May peace be with her sons.”

Chely Wright: “Really really sad to learn the news about Mindy McCready. I will pray for her children and I hope that people are gentle with her memory.”

Oak Ridge Boys: “We sang ’Farther Along’ tonight in honor of #MindyMcCready. One day we will know!!!!!”