Country singer Daryle Singletary dies unexpectedly
LEBANON, Tennessee (WDEF) – County singer Daryle Singletary died Monday morning at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee.
He was just 46 years old.
At this time, the cause of death is unknown.
Singletary had three Top Ten hits in the 1990’s, Too Much Fun, I Let Her Lie, and Amen Kind of Love.
The native of Cairo, Georgia leaves behind a wife and four children, plus plenty of fans who love traditional country music.
Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away.
Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 12, 2018
Sad day…the greatest country voice of my time is now singing in Heaven’s band. Gonna miss you @Darylesing ! Now show them how a good ol country shuffle is supposed to sound! #darylesingletary pic.twitter.com/3mBhbdONIx
— Craig Campbell (@craigcampbelltv) February 12, 2018
Had the pleasure of playing shows over the years with @Darylesing and always sat by the sound board so I could hear the full tone of that incredible country voice. Sad to hear he passed away today. Way too early. #darylesingletary was real deal country. https://t.co/KMQBLYj3hG
— John Rich (@johnrich) February 12, 2018
Cant stop thinking about the loss of Daryl Singletary … Great guy, great singer… man… just 46 years old… Celebrate Life my dear friends… We never know when it will end … Life is God's greatest gift this side of Salvation #ABrandNewStar #DaryleSingletary
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) February 12, 2018
Tributes sent out today 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
“Daryle was a one of a kind true country singer. You could hear his idol, Keith Whitley, pour out of him every time he sang. Daryle was a kindhearted friend, stellar artist and will be sorely missed. We will be praying for his family in this time. Heaven just got an amazing singer.” – Tim Rushlow
Artists He Inspired
“Daryle’s life meant a lot to many people — thank you for what you did… you brought smiles to everyone from the first music kids heard to the rest of us who have lived and loved! Rest in Peace Mr. Singletary.” – Lewis Brice
“Daryle Singletary was THE quintessential country music singer- country music the way it should it should be. He will be sorely missed but his music will live on forever.” – Paul Bogart
“Daryle Singletary, your voice will forever be among the greats of country music. You were good people and someone I’ve always looked up to musically. You will be missed by many.” – Scooter Brown