(CNN) - They seemed so triumphant at the time: the lyrics to country music star Mindy McCready's hope-filled title track to her most-recent album "I'm Still Here." Now, those words sound like a cry for help.
"On a cold dark cloud, with nowhere to fall but down, like a single, naked, unrelenting tear ... I'm still here."
On Sunday, McCready, whose turbulent personal life overshadowed her music, was found dead on the front porch of her Arkansas home - the victim, authorities said, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
She was 37.
McCready leaves behind two boys - a 6-year-old and a 10-month-old.
Just a month earlier, police had paid another visit to the house in Heber Springs. On that day, they found the infant's father - record producer David Wilson - dead on the porch. He too had apparently taken his own life. He too had used a gun.
This morning on "Early Start," Nischelle Turner reports on the apparent suicide of country star Mindy McCready.