Singer Daryle Singletary passed away suddenly Monday at his home in Lexington, Kentucky. No cause of death has been revealed yet although reports say it was unexpected. Singletary was only 46-years-old.
He had performed two shows a day earlier on Saturday (and Friday).
Daryle released his self-titled debut album in 1995, which featured such hits as “Too Much Fun” and “I Let Her Lie.” He got his start after one of his heroes, Randy Travis, heard his recording of “An Old Pair of Shoes,” and the singer’s then-wife Elizabeth began managing him, getting him signed to Giant records.
Daryle was known for his traditional country sounds, and released such albums as “All Because Of You," "Ain't It The Truth," "Now and Again," "That's Why I Sing This Way," and the recent duets album with Rhonda Vincent “American Grandstand.”
Just heard the news about the passing of Daryle Singletary. My heart goes out to his beautiful family. pic.twitter.com/Uhe7bWB3Hv— Lee Brice (@leebrice) February 12, 2018
Daryle Singletary, was a man’s man. He was in all respects, one of the greats. A Country Music Singer’s Singer. We will miss our friend and hold close his loving family in prayer.— Shenandoah (@Shenandoahband) February 12, 2018
Until we meet on the shores of the everlasting Rest In Peace.
Truly saddened today for his family. pic.twitter.com/RavzhJjChu
So sad to hear about Daryle Singletary passing away. Prayers to his family.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 13, 2018
Tragic loss. Very sad, Rest In Peace @Darylesing . What a voice to add to the angels.— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) February 13, 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
Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away.— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 12, 2018
Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.
@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. https://t.co/Q4YiUyojsa— Larry The Cable Guy (@GitRDoneLarry) February 12, 2018
.@Darylesing was the single greatest country voice of our generation... what a huge loss today. This one hurts. Rest In Peace Daryle— Luke Combs (@lukecombs) 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
Today we lost a good one. RIP to Daryle Singletary, sending all my thoughts and prayers to his wife Holly and their family. pic.twitter.com/XLUfZ47sWe— Clay Walker (@ClayWalker) February 12, 2018
Wow... so sad to hear about @Darylesing passing... I’ve always loved his voice and his music. He will be greatly missed— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) February 12, 2018
My thoughts an prayers go out to @Darylesing ‘s family an friends. RIP buddy.— uncle kracker (@unclekracker) February 12, 2018
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! pic.twitter.com/0mugMTBo4Z— Tanya Tucker (@tanya_tucker) February 12, 2018
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!!— Gary Levox (@GaryLevox) February 12, 2018
This was one of the last time i played with @Darylesing! I am simply silenced by the news of Daryle’s passing. He was my friend and brother in Christ. I loved him for exactly who he was. He was undoubtedly the best friend a real country song could ever have! pic.twitter.com/6ezffs69id— Darryl Worley (@darrylworley) February 12, 2018
Rest In Peace, Daryle Singletary, pic.twitter.com/fecbQauiAM— Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) February 12, 2018
I'm sad to learn of the passing of my old friend Daryle Singletary. He was one the very best true country singers in our business. He was also a great guy. Rest In Peace brother. pic.twitter.com/ue2Xdem2er— Mark Chesnutt (@MarkChesnutt) February 12, 2018