I grew up on a horse farm in Atlanta, Georgia! My parents and Sister own and operate Ward Stables located north of Atlanta, one of the top American Saddlebred Training facilities in the Southeast!
Graduated from Colonial Hills Christian High School in 1986, Jefferson State College in 1990, and Auburn University in 1992.
I'm a huge Atlanta Braves fan, and adopted the Pittsburgh Steelers as my Pro football team when I got married. I began my radio career while attending college, with my first job in radio as a sportscaster at Auburn University. (I bleed Orange and Blue! Go Tigers!)
I spend my free time playing with my Grandson Rydan, and hanging out with my husband whenever we aren't both working.
I enjoy family & friends, Caribbean vacations as often as possible. Racing & horses. Christian faith. I love to help others through volunteerism:
1) Victory Junction Camp
2) Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
3) March of Dimes
4) Make-a-Wish foundation
5) American Red Cross
6) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
7) Second Harvest Food Bank
8) Ronald McDonald House
Troubled country singer Mindy McCready has been committed to rehab for alcohol and mental health issues in the wake of her boyfriend, David Wilson’s, death last month. Addtionally, the 37-year-old’s two young sons have been removed from her Arkansas home.
According to E!, a judge ordered McCready to treatment following an emergency hearing on Wednesday. Sources say she may be there for up to 21 days. Reportedly, McCready’s family called for the hearing in concern for her health. The singer has not been coping well since Wilson’s passing—the cause of which is still under investigation, although originally reported as a suicide by gunshot.
McCready admitted during the hearing that she has been using alcohol to excess as she mourned the loss of her boyfriend. She denies having anything to do with his death, telling NBC's Dateline last month that “He was my life. We were each other's life…I have never gone through anything this painful. He didn't just touch my heart, he touched my soul. He was my soulmate."
Wilson was the father of McCready’s younger son Zayne, who is 10 months old. Elder son Zander, from a previous relationship, is 6 years old. Both boys are currently in the custody of the Department of Human Services in Arkansas.
This is just the latest in a long string of incidents McCready has weathered over her rocky history, and is not her first time in treatment for substance abuse. McCready’s past overall has included numerous arrests, a suicide attempt, and an appearance on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2010.