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Country singer Daryle Singletary dies at 46

Country musician Daryle Singletary, best known for hits like "I Let Her Lie" and "Amen Kind of Love," died Monday morning, according to multiple reports. He was 46. WKRN reported Singletary’s death was sudden and unexpected. McAlpin Entertainment employees broke the news on the company’s Facebook page Monday morning. “Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning,” the post said. “He was one of the best men we’ve had the privilege to meet and work with in this business, both professionally and personally. Please keep Daryle’s wife, Holly, and their four young children in your prayers.”

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  1. Singletary scored his first big hits in country music in the mid-1990s with songs like the tender “I Let Her Lie,” the fun-loving romp “Too Much Fun” and the stone cold country hit “Amen Kind of Love,” which all made the top 5 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Although chart success had eluded him in recent years, Singletary was still in demand as a performer and maintained an active touring schedule, taking his traditional country sound on the road.

    In late January, he participated in the memorial service for country music legend Mel Tillis at the Ryman Auditorium. He had also been scheduled to perform in Dadeville, Alabama, as recently as Feb. 9, and in Lafayette, Louisiana, on Feb. 10.

    Country stars took to social media to mourn Singletary:
  2. Singletary hailed from Cairo, Georgia. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after high school and began his country music career by performing at open mic nights and by singing demos.

    Singletary is survived by his wife, Holly; 7-year-old twin boys, Mercer and Jonah; 5-year-old daughter Nora Carolina and 3-year-old daughter Charlotte Rose.

    No details have been released regarding Singletary’s cause of death.
  3. I let her lie - Daryle Singletary
  4. The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.
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