Although we’ve predicted for a while now that Kree Harrison will win American Idol season 12, we’re confident she’ll be a superstar even if things don’t pan out that way. Not only does she have a superfan in country band Little Big Town, but the beautiful singer had an admirer in recently deceased country singer Mindy McCready.
"We became good friends a while back," Kree explained to E! News. "I was very, very heartbroken to hear what happened. We didn't talk all the time but I saw her around in Nashville. Nashville is a really small town...It tore my heart to hear about her. I have had loss with my parents. I pray for her sons a lot. It's terrible."
A video has surfaced on Music City on Demand recently that features Mindy pulling the American Idol hopeful up on stage to sing “Guys Do It All the Time” with her. Before the duet, Mindy explained (in a rather obscure reference) how the two singers met:
"Kree and I met in the craziest story. It's too long to tell but we met through a con artist and a dentist appointment and a PEOPLE magazine photo shoot, and now she's this gorgeous, amazing singer."
Shawn Carnes, who opened for many of his friend Mindy’s Nashville performances, told E! News, "I remember the first time I met Mindy, she was with Kree, and Mindy told me how great a singer Kree was and that she really believed in her."
Mindy reportedly helped Kree get some dental work that she needed and, as Shawn explained, “she had fixed her smile for her.”
"I know Mindy had no clue she was going to be on American Idol. I just learned it the week Mindy took her life," Shawn said. "Mindy felt Kree was a stand-out talent and she deserved the respect and success that a lot of girls don't get. Mindy would be proud of her."
It kind of gives you chills, doesn’t it? While we love Kree’s country style, we’re excited to see what she attempts this week with the theme of “Detroit: Music From the Motor City.”
Source: E! Online