A country singer who was a honky-tonker and a traditionalist, delivering a string of hits in the 1990s, has died. Rolling Stone reports that Daryle Singletary died this morning at his home in Lebanon, Tenn., near Nashville. He was 46.
His cause of death had not yet been determined.
Singletary was known for hits including “I Let Her Lie,” “Too Much Fun” and “Amen Kind of Love.” He was a protege of Randy Travis, who co-produced Singletary’s debut album for Giant Records in 1995.
“Singletary’s devotion of the traditional sound endeared him not only to the general public but to fellow artists with whom he would collaborate, releasing various projects that teamed him with George Jones and Johnny Paycheck, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Vince Gill,” Rolling Stone notes. “His most recent LP was 2017’s American Grandstand, a duets collection with bluegrass legend Rhonda Vincent.”
Singletary is quoted saying on his official website: “There are still people out there who want to hear traditional country music. I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise.”