Singletary still has "a little country left"
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
– For the first time in six years, traditional country singer Daryle Singletary will have a new album out.
The Georgian announced he would release "There's Still a Little Country Left" on July 28. It will be his first release since 2009's "Rockin' in the Country."
"When I moved to Nashville in 1990, I left Georgia telling my daddy, 'I want to make my living in country music,'" Singletary said.
Singletary grew up listening to Keith Whitley and Randy Travis, his all-time favorite. It was a relationship that would grow over the years, culminating with Singletary's 1995 Giant Records release "Daryle Singletary," which Travis co-produced. That album led to several hit singles, including "Too Much Fun" and "I Let Her Lie."
"My fans are not fans of the bro-country movement, which doesn't bother me a bit," he said. "They're people who like it real, and that's what I give them"
Other Singletary albums include 1998's top-20 album, "Ain't It the Truth," and a pair of albums featuring some of Singletary's favorite country songs, "That's Why I Sing This Way" (2002) and "Straight From the Heart" (2009).
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