Daryle Singletary Dead at 46
Daryle Singletary died early Monday morning (Feb. 12), at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., outside of Nashville. The country singer was 46.
News of Singletary's death began spreading via social media early on Monday, and a press release confirmed it around 11AM ET. Prior to that, two friends and business acquaintances of Singletary's confirmed the news to The Boot, and a source also confirmed it to SiriusXM's The Highway, the satellite radio station says in a tweet.
A cause of death is pending, and further details have yet to be officially released. The Boot will update this story with more information as it is made available.
Born March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Ga., Singletary moved to Nashville in the early 1990s to pursue a career in country music. He started out performing at open mic nights and working as a demo singer. After Randy Travis recorded one of the songs that Singletary demoed, "An Old Pair of Shoes," Travis recommended the aspiring artist to his management team, and they helped Singletary sign with Giant Records.
Singletary released his debut album, a self-titled project, in 1995; two of its singles -- "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun" -- reached the Top 5 on the country charts. Throughout his career, Singletary released six additional studio albums, the most recent of which, There's Still a Little Country Left, came out in 2015. He charted more than a dozen singles, including a third Top 5 hit, "Amen Kind of Love."
Singletary leaves behind his wife, Holly, and four children: 7-year-old twin boys Mercer and Jonah, 5-year-old daughter Nora Caroline and 3-year-old daughter Charlotte Rose. He is also survived by his parents, Roger and Anita Singletary; a brother, Kevin Singletary; a sister-in-law, Melinda Singletary; his mother and father-in-law, Terry and Sandy Mercer; and a brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Kristy Rowland.
Funeral arrangements for Singletary are pending.
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