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Singletary dies at 46

Monday, February 12, 2018 – Traditional country singer Daryle Singletary died this morning at his home in Lebanon, Tenn. at 46. The cause of death is pending.

Singletary was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, Ga. He enjoyed hits with "I Let Her Lie," "Too Much Fun," "Amen Kind of Love" and "The Note." He has sung on albums with the late George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Rhonda Vincent.

Singletary recorded his first three albums for Giant: "Daryle Singletary" in 1995, "All Because of You" in 1996 and "Ain't It the Truth" in 1998. In 2000, Singletary switched to Audium Entertainment (a division of Koch Entertainment), where he released "Now and Again" (2000) and "That's Why I Sing This Way," (2002), both covers albums.

He released "American Grandstand," an album with Vincent, a bluegrass singer, last summer.

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.

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There's Still a Little Country Left
The latest from Daryle Singletary sounds like it could have been recorded in his mid-'90s heyday. He remains in fine voice, but some tracks suffer from overproduction. A recurring theme is Singletary's disdain for the current country music scene. The opening "Get Out of My Country" is not the anti-immigration anthem the title suggests, but a denunciation of those he perceives as musical interlopers ("If you came to Twang Town just for the money/Then pack it up son/Get out »»»
Rockin' In The Country CD review - Rockin' In The Country
manages to put a modern day spin on a pair of classic-style songs. The album's name is ironic given that Daryle Singletary's music is far from rockin country, but the title track - which includes Charlie Daniels Band - is really about Farm Aid and how CDB and Willie Nelson raise money so farmers can keep their land. Everyone in America knows about the foreclosure crisis, and Singletary puts it into heart-wrenching ballad form like only a traditional country song could with Real Estate »»»
Straight from the Heart CD review - Straight from the Heart
That country music ain't what it used to be is not exactly a new Idea - it seems like every country singer has at least one name-checking tribute to Jones, Haggard, et al. in their catalog. But Daryle Singletary delivers his take on the theme, "I Still Sing This Way," with such obvious good humor that it feels fresh. He then backs up that sentiment with an album leaving no doubt about his sincerity. He covers tunes from the aforementioned Jones ("These Days I Barely Get »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: No lead singer? No problem for The Earls of Leicester – The Earls of Leicester have been in a bind that could have caused other bands to cancel the show. The bluegrass band's lead singer Shawn Camp has suffered from laryngitis for 11 days. What to do? Put the vocals on the cords mainly of acoustic guitarist Jeff White and to a lesser extent Dobro player supreme Jerry Douglas.... »»»
Concert Review: At Newport Folk Festival, discovery rules – One of the enduring highlights of the Newport Folk Festival is the chance of discovery. This is not a festival filled with superstars. Far from it. Yes, there are veterans, who already have made a name for themselves (Brandi Carlile would fill the bill), and there are others who don't even know themselves how they landed in Newport.... »»»
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