Daryle Singletary´s country music career highlights III

2003-2018: Later years

 

After Audium/Koch closed its country division, Singletary signed to Shanachie Records. His first project for the label was a second album, 2007's Straight from the Heart, which was also largely composed of cover songs. Its singles, "I Still Sing This Way" and "Jesus & Bartenders", both failed to chart.


In 2009, Singletary returned to Koch under the label's new name of E1 Music. He released his next single, "Love You With the Lights On" in February. The single was the lead-off single to a new album, Rockin' in the Country, released in June 2009.

On his albums, some of the greatest talents in his industry lined up to sing with Daryle, including the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Rhonda Vincent. On “There’s Still A Little Country Left”, Daryle found harmony vocal assistance from Grand Ole Opry member Vince Gill on the poignant and moving “Say Hello To Heaven.”


His latest individual album, “There’s Still A Little Country Left” (2015), found the country singer smack dab in the middle of what he loved the most, traditional Country music. "Spilled Whiskey" was the single of this album.

“American Grandstand” his last álbum with Rhonda Vincent landed its first week on Billboard’s Top Current Country Albums chart at No. 10. It is No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, and No.1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Chart for the week of July 29, 2017.

 

Daryle said, “I just want to say how excited Rhonda and I are on the chart debut of American Grandstand. We really didn’t know what to expect, but this CD has charted way beyond our expectations and we can’t say thanks enough to every single person that supported our efforts and purchased the new duet project. God Bless Country music and Country music fans. We love ya’ll!!”

 

This chart-topping project was released on Upper Management Music, and featured 12 amazing songs; with originals like the title song written by Rhonda Vincent, along with country classics like the first single “One,” that was written by hit country writer/performer Ed Bruce and originally performed by country legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

When asked about the current state of Country Music Singletary said, “There are still great country songs out there. You just have to either write them or ask the songwriting community for them... and say, ‘Look, when I say country, I mean country.’ My fans are not fans of the bro-country movement, which doesn’t bother me a bit. They’re people who like it real, and that’s what I give them. “Like I say, I’ve been very fortunate. I just wanted to make a living doing something I love to do. I’m by no means a millionaire, but I make a living singing what I love, honest country” 

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