Mindy McCready Linked to Roger Clemens In Decade Long Affair

Brody Vercher | April 28th, 2008

  • The New York Daily News reported today that Roger Clemens carried on a 10-year affair with country singer Mindy McCready. The two met when McCready, 15 at the time, was performing in a bar in Florida. Clemens confirmed his long-term relationship with McCready, but denies that it was sexual in nature. However, a source with “intimate knowledge of the relationship” says “it was love at first sight, no doubt about it.”
  • After being arrested for a DUI on Saturday night, sixty-one year-old country songwriter Richard Fagan admitted to drinking six shots of alcohol. On Sunday night the police were called to his house where they found a man believed to be his roommate stabbed to death. He’s being charged with criminal homicide. “Fagan wrote No. 1 hit songs ‘Be My Baby Tonight’ and ‘Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)’ for John Michael Montgomery, among other hits.”
  • Before his concert on Saturday night, Kenny Chesney managed to get his foot stuck between the rising platform and the stage. Despite the bone-crushing incident Chesney continued with his scheduled performance without verbally acknowledging what had happened, but did limp around the stage.
  • Toby Keith was performing for troops in Afghanistan on Thursday when mortar fire interrupted his song “Weed With Willie.” A witness said everyone hunkered down in a bunker for about an hour where Keith posed for photos and signed autographs. After the all-clear signal he returned to stage, against advice, and picked up on the verse he left off before the mortar fire.
  • The Country Music Hall of Fame held the “Medallion Ceremony” on Sunday night to formally recognize Emmylou Harris and Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman for achieving the genre’s highest honor, entry into the Hall.
  • Carrie Underwood had an emotional moment during her performance of “Don’t Forget to Remember Me” in the Atlanta area last Thursday.

    …the country chanteuse broke down into tears in the middle of the song’s second chorus. According to an audience member, the singer cried through several lines of the song — then attempted to tackle the chorus but broke down again.

  • The woman who accused Miranda Lambert of shoving her at a concert last week was arrested for making a false report.
  • Brooks & Dunn will release their debut novel, The Adventures of Slim and Howdy, on May 12.
  • LeAnn Rimes and Ricky Skaggs were among the winners at the Gospel Music Association’s 39th annual Dove Awards last Wednesday.
  • John T. Davis recounts the co-evolution of Willie Nelson and Austin in a special to the Austin American Statesman.

    “I knew all along that the kids would respond to what we were doing, and my band knew I knew, so they weren’t worried,” he recalls years later. “But my booking agent thought I was crazy, and so did the industry people in the offices in New York and Nashville and L.A. But they didn’t know what we did. They never got out of their offices to check out what was happening.”

  • Texas Music Matters has several audio stories of Willie Nelson, over an hour of an intimate performance live in Studio 1A, and longtime producer Terry Lickona talks about the pilot episode of Willie Nelson on Austin City Limits.
  • NPR has a story about Justin Townes Earle‘s addiction to drugs and acoustic performances of “Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving” and “Who Am I To Say.”

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  1. Kelly
    April 28, 2008 at 9:53 am

    Good Night Nurse!!! I grew up loving Roger Clemens! If he had a bad outing on the mound, I was wrecked the next day at school (that was a while back however). I am just glad that my 9 month old son isnt old enough to worship these guys the way I did growing up. No one has ever accused Clemens of being the sharpest stick in the bunch, but this is insane if it’s true (even compared to the other recent allegations against him)…..i’m gonna go throw up now…..

  2. Funk
    April 28, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Good Night Nurse!!! I grew up loving Roger Clemens!

    So did Mindy, it seems.

    I dunno, the dates seem a little weird. If she was 15, that would date back to 92 or so. In any case, it was a long time ago and Mindy’s been through a lot since then. I hope she’s still off the Oxy. It looked like a mean monkey on that Grease guy, Jeff Whateverhisnameis.

  3. Mike W.
    April 28, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    It just blows my mind that Mindy Mcready would be involved in self-destructive behavior. Shocking.


  4. Mike Parker
    April 28, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    When it comes to Mindy, rock bottom is a loooooong way down, and 15 minutes is an eternity.

  5. really ???
    April 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm


    Roger. . Roger. . you’re pathetic. You had it all!

  6. Katie
    April 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    The man Richard Fagan killed is reportedly Cheri Oteri’s dad, which makes this a truly bizarre country news day.

  7. Peter Kohan
    April 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Headline: “Rocket launches pocket rocket in jailbait shocker! Jock in Shellshock! Will he see C-Block?”

  8. Rick
    April 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Roger Clemens’ wife is a real looker herself. What a dope. Hmmm, maybe this explains why actor Dean Cain dumped Mindy after they got engaged. Either that or he figured out Mindy was mentally and emotionally unstable……

    I read today Toby Keith’s “Hottie” is selling like crazy as a download single and its kicked up his album sales too! It almost seems the mainstream country radio listeners these days thrive on the shallow and mediocre music eqivalent of crap burgers, ie the crappier the better!

  9. Stephen H.
    April 28, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    I can’t believe the headlines about Clemens and McCready … Mindy McCready a “country music star”?!

  10. Charlie Mack ( 1st outta the Limo )
    April 30, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Who the hell is Mindy Mcready?

  11. Funk
    May 1, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Mindy Mcready is the girl that helped Roger Clemens win the Cy (Very) Young award.

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