Country Music will never forget Daryle Singletary.

Country singer Daryle Singletary passed away yesterday and Country Music is still in shock and sadenned. Many country stars have reacted to this sudden passing.

Country singer Daryle Singletary passed away at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee. The cause of death is pending. He was 46.


Singletary is survived by his wife, Holly, two sons, Jonah and Mercer, two daughters, Nora and Charlotte, parents, Roger and Anita Singletary, brother, Kevin Singletary, sister-in-law, Melinda Singletary, mother and father-in-law, Terry and Sandy Mercer, and brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Kristy Rowland.


The family asks for your thoughts and prayers during this time.


Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.


Daryle Bruce Singletary was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Georgia. He earned notoriety for his authentic country style with such hits as "I Let Her Lie," "Too Much Fun," "Amen Kind of Love" and "The Note." On past albums, some of the greatest talents of country music lined up to sing with him including, the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, and Rhonda Vincent. His musical integrity led him through years of celebrating the traditional country music style that he loved so much.


Not only Daryle Singletary´s fans will miss him, many Country Music stars have expressed their condolences.

"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."

Randy Travis



"Daryle Singletary -- one of the single greatest singers who ever sang a son. I loved singing with him. We shared a kindred spirit on and off the stage. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace my friend."

Rhonda Vincent


"I'm so sad at the loss of my friend today. Miss you already my buddy. The great Daryl Singletary truly one country musics greatest singers. What a loss in my heart"

-Lorrie Morgan


"So fortunate we got to hear Daryle Singletarty one more time at dads memorial, so sad we lost another classic country singer and a good man."

- Pam Tillis


"So so sorry to hear this. Prayers for comfort and peace."

- Kim Forrester (Forrester Sisters)


"We're gonna miss the man with the golden voice."

Bobby Bare


"Saddened to hear the news of the passing of Daryle Singletary. I remember years ago Daryle and I did a meet and greet before a co headlined concert in Clovis, New Mexico for what seemed like the entire city of Clovis. Daryle and I shook hands, signed autographs, and took pictures for 2 + hours before the show and the smile never left Daryle’s face. My heart goes out to the entire Singletary family."

- Rick Trevino


"We're shocked and saddened to hear of Daryle Singletary's passing; a great Classic Country voice! Our thoughts are with his family."

- Members of EXILE


"I am shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of an amazing family man, vocalist and friend. Daryle has one of the best voices ever to grace country music. He's the only person besides Johnny Paycheck who could properly sing 'Old Violin' with the necessary emotion and talent."

- Jeannie Seely


"I just did a commercial with Daryle and Rhonda Vincent. I feel terrible for his family, wife and kids. Country music has lost another great voice and an all around good guy."

Johnny Lee



"Daryle was one of the best country singers in Nashville. I was saddened when I heard the news. Just saw him at Mel Tillis’ memorial service. I hugged him and told him that I loved him. What a shock! It made me realize that life is a gift, and none of us are promised tomorrow. I'll miss him."

-Ricky Skaggs


"Daryle was a fine singer who always knew exactly what to do with a song. His vocals conveyed authentic emotion right on par with the greats. It was my pleasure to share the stage and the studio a few times with him over the years. His greatest accomplishment and treasure was his family. He loved to talk about his four children, and my thoughts and prayers are with Holly and the kids."

-John Anderson


"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, and honestly, I don't know if our industry can stand to lose him at this time. He was the 'Keeper' of the lost tradition, and we all loved him for it."

-Darryl Worley


"Well, like a lot of you, I awoke to the heartbreaking news of the passing of my fellow Georgian, Daryle Singletary. I am truly shocked by the news. I didn't know Daryle as a personal friend but I sure knew that voice. Man, could he sing a country song... as a matter of fact, any song Daryle sang became a country song."

-John Berry


"Prayers for Daryle Singletary's family. We've lost a talented and great man."

-Aaron Tippin


"Daryle was a very nice man and a GREAT country singer. My condolences to his family."

-Larry Gatlin


"I'm saddened to hear of Daryle's passing. What a great guy and a fine country singer!"

-Rudy Gatlin


"Daryle has definitely left his mark on country music, not only with his great songs and classic baritone voice, but his legacy will live on in the voices of the new generation of entertainers he has inspired."

-Craig Wayne Boyd


"So very sad to hear about the passing of Daryle Singletary. Country music has lost another great voice, but his music will live forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever heard him sing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

-T.G. Sheppard


"Our hearts are so broken over the loss of Daryle. His voice was so pure and authentically country. Our prayers will be with his wife and children at this terrible time. Life is so uncertain. What a sad reminder for us to tell those we love how much they mean to us, while we still can." 

-Kelly Lang


"Daryle was one of the nicest people in the music business and what a great voice."

-Larry Stewart, Restless Heart


"The country music community suffered a terrible loss this morning. Daryle Singletary, one of the finest and purest country voices of all time, passed away at much too young an age. We were fortunate to be on several shows through the years with Daryle. I used to see him at The Station Inn when he would sit in with a band called 45 RPM. Please join us in offering prayers for his wife and family."

-Greg Jennings, Restless Heart


"So few voices heard these days evoke the real heart and soul of country music. We lost one of those rare voices this morning. May God bring peace and comfort to Daryle Singletary's family and all those who loved him."

-Dave Innis, Restless Heart


"I'm shocked and very saddened by the passing of my friend Daryle Singletary. We have known each other for close to 25 years. He is definitely one of the very best voices I ever had the opportunity to share a stage with, and his love of COUNTRY music will be greatly missed!"

-Mark Wills


"Daryle was everybody's favorite singer. It's not okay with me for there to be a world without him! There's a Daryle sized hole in country music now and forever."

Max T. Barnes


"Mr. Daryle was a great singer, great person, a great friend and a great country music artist! We will miss him and, along with all the fans, are devastated with his passing."

Mickey Gilley


"Daryle was a one of a kind true country singer. You could hear his idol, Keith Whitley, pour out of him every time he sang. Daryle was a kindhearted friend, stellar artist and will be sorely missed. We will be praying for his family in this time. Heaven just got an amazing singer."

Tim Rushlow


"Very, very sad news for all country music fans in the world ! I never forget the night after Country Gold he sang many songs for Japanese fans at my Good Time Charlie in 2013. He is a true classic country singer and I don't want to believe it."

- Charlie Nagatani (Japanese country music singer and organizer of the biggest Asian Country music festival)


"Daryle Singletary was THE quintessential country music singer- country music the way it should it should be. He will be sorely missed but his music will live on forever."

- Paul Bogart

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