Country singer Daryle Singletary died at the age of 46.
The cause of death was not immediately reported, but it was unexpected. The singer died at his home in Nashville on Monday morning.
Born in Cairo, Ga, Singletary was best known for his songs “I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love,” both reaching No. 2 on the Hot Country Songs charts. He released seven albums overall, with his most recent being 2015’s “There’s Still a Little Country Left.”
McAlpin Entertainment confirmed Singletary’s death in a Facebook post on Monday: “Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning. He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally. Please keep Daryle’s wife, Holly and their four young children in your prayers.”
On Monday, many in the country music community paid tribute to Singletary on social media, including Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt.
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
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. https://t.co/ETYofzufCC
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) 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
My good friend and one of the best pure country singers if not the best, Daryle Singletary passed away this morning. God’s choir just got a lead singer!!!
— Neal McCoy (@NealMcCoy) February 12, 2018
I am sad to report that the rumors of the passing of @Darylesing are unfortunately true. We have confirmation from his road manager Chuck Lauber. One of the great true Country voices is gone. More details to follow. Daryle was 46.
— storme warren (@stormewarren) February 12, 2018