Why Daryle Singletary Was Traditional Country’s Greatest Defender

Why Daryle Singletary Was Traditional Country\'s Greatest Defender
Lee Brice Honors Daryle Singletary With Somber Cover [WATCH]
nNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Daryle Singletary, who sang songs like “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” has died.

A publicist says Singletary died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee on Monday at 46.

Country singer Daryle Singletary passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 years old. The cause of Singletary’s death is still unknown. The singer was not known to be ill, and he even performed concerts as recently as this past weekend. The country crooner, known for his chart-topping hit “Too Much Fun,” leaves behind four children and his wife Holly.

Lee Brice Honors Daryle Singletary With Somber Cover [WATCH]

The cause of death is pending. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Some of his other songs include “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note.” He sang with George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam and more.

Lee Brice Honors Daryle Singletary With Somber Cover [WATCH]
Lee Brice Honors Daryle Singletary With Somber Cover [WATCH]

Singletary was born in Cairo, Georgia and was among a wave of country traditionalists in the late 1990s.

His is survived by his wife, Holly; two sons, Jonah and Mercer; two daughters, Nora and Charlotte, as well as his parents and siblings.

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“I love Daryle Singletary’s heart and soul; for life, for others and for true country music,” he posted. “Co-producing his first LP was a highlight in my career. He is one of the best and made me a better artist. My love [and] prayers are sent to Holly and the family. [Thanks] for the memories, brother.”

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After one of his heroes, Randy Travis, heard his song “An Old Pair of Shoes,” which peaked at the 21st spot of the Hot Country Songs chart, Singletary signed with Giant Records. Travis, also a country music legend, co-produced his self-titled debut album in 1995.

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Daryle Singletary, known for his country hits “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” has died in Nashville, according to multiple reports. He was 46 years old. The news was shared by music booking and promotions company McAlpin Entertainment in a Facebook post. “Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning,” the statement reads. “He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally. Please keep Daryle’s wife, Heather and their four young children in your prayers.” News of Singletary’s passing was later confirmed by his road manager, according to Kait8. Fellow country stars Craig Campbell also shared the news in a tweet to his official page. It is currently unclear what caused Singletary’s death. According to his social media pages, he had been actively touring with multiple shows scheduled for this week. Singletary charted five Top 40 country hits in the 1990s, including 1996’s “Amen Kind of Love” and 1998’s “The Note.” The Georgia native released seven solo albums over his impressive career. Just last year, he released American Grandstand, a duet bluegrass album with Rhonda Vincent. Daryle Singletary is survived by his wife, Holly, and four children.

Country Star Daryle Singletary Has Died At 46

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“We’ve been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out,” the singer told the Grand Ole Opry. “I continue to work and continue to build a fan base. There are still people out there who want to hear traditional country music. I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise. I can’t ask for nothin’ better, I don’t guess.”

NASHVILLE (AP) — The country music world is crushed by the news of Daryle Singletary’s death.

“Daryle Singletary was one of my very favorite country singers,” chimed in country singer Tanya Tucker. “I just saw him and hugged his neck at Mel Tillis’ memorial. I’m so thankful for that. Go rest high Daryle!  All our prayers are with your family now!”

Randy Travis says co-producing Singletary’s debut album was a highlight of his career.

Luke Combs tweets, “This one hurts.” Travis Tritt calls Singletary “a true country voice,” while Charlie Daniels says Singletary “sang country like country should be sung.

Josh Turner says Singletary is the one who convinced him to move to Nashville. Terri Clark says Singletary was “sweet and kind to everybody who he met” and “this hits way too close to home.”

Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing
Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing

Singletary died yesterday at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, at the age of 46. A cause of death was not given.

Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing
Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing

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Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing
Country Stars Pay Tribute To Daryle Singletary After His Passing

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