Best known for his hits, "Too Much Fun,“ "I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love," Daryle Singletary passed away on Monday, February 12, at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee.
With cause of death still pending, the 46-year-old is survived by his wife and four children. Prior to his passing, Singletary performed his last show on Saturday, February 10, at Cowboy’s nightclub in Lafayette, Louisiana. The country singer's final song of the night was the somber tune, “Old Violin," which was originally written and recorded by the legendary Johnny Paycheck. With the his unexpected and sudden passing, Singletary's closing song choice is even more heartbreaking.
Watch his final performance of “Old Violin" in the clip below:
Singletary was well-respected for his traditional style and created music that payed homage to country music’s golden age, a time when singers embedded their material with emotional story telling and understated simplicity. In 2002, the country artist released his album That’s Why I Sing This Way, which featured collaborations with Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam and George Jones.
Many country stars payed their respects to Singletary and his family, such as Travis Tritt, Craig Campbell, Neal McCoy and Lee Brice. Singletary's death has left a significant shadow over the country community, but his inspiring music and revered storying telling will keep his memory alive and well.
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
Sad day…the greatest country voice of my time is now singing in Heaven's band. Gonna miss you @Darylesing ! Now show them how a good ol country shuffle is supposed to sound! #darylesingletary pic.twitter.com/3mBhbdONIx— Craig Campbell (@craigcampbelltv) February 12, 2018
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