Country singer Daryle Singletary, who notched a string of Top 40 Country songs in the ’90s and early 2000s, died Monday at his home in Nashville. He was 46.
His death was confirmed by road manager Chuck Lauber to SiriusXM country music station The Highway, though no cause of death was given.
Singletary was born in Georgia, but relocated to Nashville in the early ’90s in pursuit of a career in country music.
The move worked, and over the years Singletary scored five top 40 Hot Country Songs.
Stars gone too soon
“I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love” hit No. 2 in 1995 and 1996 respectively, but Singletary had plenty of others on the charts, including “Too Much Fun,” “The Note,” “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations” and “I’d Love to Lay You Down.”
His most recent single, “We’re Not Going to Hell for Having a Hell of a Time,” was released in 2016.
Singletary was in good spirits Saturday night at a show at the Cowboys Nightclub in Louisiana.
“Had a great crowd and Daryle sounded great as always!!” he shared a re-posted photo on Instagram.
He had kicked off his 2018 tour dates the previous night, with a show in Alabama.
The singer’s life on the road was everything he’d envisioned as a child, he previously 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,” he said. “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.”
As news of Singletary’s death broke, many of his fellow country stars took to Twitter to pay tribute.
“#RIP Daryle Singletary. You were a great dude and supertalented. My condolences to his friends & family,” Travis Tritt wrote.
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” singer Charlie Daniels, meanwhile, remembered Singletary as a man who “sang country like country should be sung.”
“Our hearts are breaking at the loss of Daryle Singletary this morning. He was a great friend to us all, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” the Grand Ole Opry tweeted.
Singletary is reportedly survived by his wife, Holly, and four children.