Country music singer Daryle Singletary passed away in his Tennessee home on Monday. He was 46.
His passing comes as a surprise to fans, who enjoyed live performances from the musician as recently as Friday and Saturday. He was scheduled to appear in Hickory, North Carolina this upcoming Thursday night.
Singletary was a Georgia native who first became involved in music as a child, singing gospel with his brothers and cousins. In 1990, he moved to Nashville and worked the local nightclub circuit before being signed by Evergreen Records in 1992.He released his debut album in 1995.
The album included three of the biggest hits of Singletary’s career: “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun” and “I’m Living Up to Her Low Expectations.”
“There are still people out there who want to hear traditional country music,” reads a quote on Singletary’s website. The singer is also quoted as saying, “I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise.”
He is survived by his wife, Holly; two sons, Jonah and Mercer; two daughters, Nora and Charlotte; his parents, Roger and Anita Singletary; and his brother Kevin Singletary.