Daryle Singletary Dies

Daryle Singletary, known for hits such as “I Let Her Lie” and “Too Much Fun,” died unexpectedly at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., Feb. 12.  He was 46. The cause of death is pending, according to a press release. 

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– Daryle Singletary
Daryle Singletary plays for a tri bute to George Jones in Nashville in this file photo.

Singletary’s love of traditional country music yielded hits including “Amen Kind Of Love” and “The Note” and he collaborated with the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Rhonda Vincent, with whom he recorded a duets bluegrass album, American Grandstand, released last year.     

The Georgia native released seven albums, the most recent being There’s Still A Little Country Left in 2015. 

Singletary most recently played the “Mel Tillis Public Memorial Service” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Jan. 31. 

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

 Tributes to Singletary from his peers are shared by 117 Entertainment Group: 

“I love Daryle Singletary’s heart and soul — for life, for others and for true country music. 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.” – Randy Travis

“Daryle Singletary — one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a son. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my friend.” – Rhonda Vincent

“We’re gonna miss the man with the golden voice.” – Bobby Bare

“We’re shocked and saddened to hear of Daryle Singletary’s passing; a great Classic Country voice! Our thoughts are with his family.” – Members of EXILE

“I am shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of an amazing family man, vocalist and friend. Daryle has one of the best voices ever to grace country music. He’s the only person besides Johnny Paycheck who could properly sing ‘Old Violin’ with the necessary emotion and talent.” – Jeannie Seely

“I just did a commercial with Daryle and Rhonda Vincent. I feel terrible for his family, wife and kids. Country music has lost another great voice and an all around good guy.” – Johnny Lee

“Daryle was everybody’s favorite singer. It’s not okay with me for there to be a world without him! There’s a Daryle sized hole in country music now and forever.” – Max T. Barnes

“Mr. Daryle was a great singer, great person, a great friend and a great country music artist! We will miss him and, along with all the fans, are devastated with his passing.” – Mickey Gilley