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McCready video placed on hold

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 – A video, allegedly featuring Mindy McCready, was placed on temporary hold while adult studio Vivid Entertainment takes legal steps to prove it has the right to distribute it.

McCready and her attorney challenged the authenticity of the tape and said Vivid did not have the right to distribute the video.

Vivid founder/co-chairman Steven Hirsch said he remained confident the studio has all appropriate legal clearances to distribute the video, "Mindy McCready, Baseball Mistress," in which she talks about the sexual performances of Yankees and Red Sox pitching great Roger Clemens and other celebrities she's been involved with over the years. The video was scheduled to go on sale April 19.

"I want a chance to review the correspondence from Mindy's attorney, Adam Dread, and to prepare a proper response to the letter he has sent to us," he said.

"We've decided to take a little extra time to study all of our documentation and other clearances before we proceed," Hirsch said.

McCready was one of the nine cast members in the latest season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. She discussed some of her relationship with Clemens on the show and she performed the title single from her recently released album, "Mindy McCready I'm Still Here," on the last episode. The album is her first in eight years.

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I'm Still Here CD review - I'm Still Here
Not much has gone well for Mindy McCready since her first album, "Ten Thousand Angels ," went multi-platinum way back in 1996. After a few brushes with the law, a stretch in prison, a couple of suicide attempts, and a season on Celebrity Rehab (not to mention the looming release of an unwanted sex tape), it's fairly extraordinary that McCready is putting forth her first album in eight years. Even more remarkable: the fact that it's actually pretty good. »»»
Mindy McCready
For the first time, Mindy McCready got to pick the songs for this her fourth CD of all-new material. This turned out to be a mistake as with the possible exception of "Tremble," which at least shoots for something, none of the songs she chose do more than get your hopes up and then dash them. On "Lovin' Your Man," McCready breaks her promise to never record a cheating song - sort of; it's actually more of a sisterly apology to the wronged wife. On "Scream," we hope we'll get to hear some of the »»»
I'm Not So Tough
A few years ago, women were hailed as the next great thing of country with the Carpenters, Yearwoods and Hills leading the way in the heretofore male-dominated field. Like their sisters of yesteryear who also morphed from a more straightahead country beat, McCready opted for a far more glossy, pop sound with some country overtones. But her album could just as easily fit a pop or adult contemporary format. McCready made a big splash with her debut, flubbed her sophomore release and became more a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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