Georgia-born country music singer Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly the morning of February 12th at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, part of metropolitan Nashville. He was 46. An official cause of death has not been announced.
Born in Cairo, Georgia in 1971, Singletary released eight albums between 1995 and 2017; his latest, last year’s American Grandstand, was a collaboration with bluegrass performer Rhonda Vincent. Although his albums were never huge sellers, Singletary notched up five Top 40 country hits in the 1990s, including his biggest, 1995’s “I Let Her Lie.”
His sudden death sparked tributes, via social media and press releases, from a host of his fellow country stars, young and old. Luke Combs called Singletary “the single greatest voice of our generation,” while Randy Travis said that “co-producing his first LP was a highlight in my career. He is one of the best and made me a better artist.” Rhonda Vincent called him “one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a song. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly.”