The country music world is mourning the loss of Daryle Singletary, who died unexpectedly yesterday (Monday, February 12th) morning at his Nashville area home. The cause of death is still pending. Best known for hits like “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun,” “Amen Kind of Love” and “The Note,” Singletary was just 46 years old.
His fellow country acts issued statements and reacted to his untimely death on social media:
Chris Young: “Wow . . . so sad to hear about @Darylesing passing . . . I’ve always loved his voice and his music. He will be greatly missed”
Rascal Flatts‘ Gary LeVox: “My heart is broken this morning for my buddy Daryle Singletary and his family! I have no words and I’m stunned. You will be so missed my friend! One of the greatest voices in the history of country music!!”
John Rich: “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.”
Randy Travis: “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.”
Travis Tritt: “I’m shocked and saddened to hear that Daryle Singletary has passed away. He was a true country voice and his talent will be sorely missed. Praying for Daryle’s friends and family.”
Craig Campbell: “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”
Larry the Cable Guy: “@Darylesing was a Redeemed man and saved by grace! I’m so thankful to have known him all these years. Life is short, love one another. D’s voice will always live on in my speakers. Salute again buddy.”
Tanya Tucker: “Daryle Singletary was one of my very favorite country singers. 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!”
Clay Walker: “Today we lost a good one. RIP to Daryle Singletary, sending all my thoughts and prayers to his wife Holly and their family.”
Charlie Daniels: “Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away. Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.”
Singletary is survived by his wife, Holly, and four children.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.