Country Singer Daryle Singletary Dies

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Country singer Daryle Singletary died at the age of 46 on Feb. 12.

Singletary, a Georgia native, suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in his Tennessee home, reports WKRN.

The cause of his death has yet to be revealed.

Only a few days prior, Singletary had performed on Feb. 9 at The Rodeo Club in Alabama and reportedly appeared healthy. It was the singer's first tour of 2018, and he had planned to continue performing across the nation in the following months.

"We've been very fortunate to stay on the road, year in, year out," the singer told the Grand Ole Opry. "I continue to work and continue to build a fan base. 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. I can't ask for nothin' better, I don't guess."

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The singer left behind his four young children and his wife, as well as his parents and siblings.

Funeral arrangements are reportedly still pending.

Singletary achieved a number of achievements throughout his music career, entering the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts five times for his songs "I Let Her Lie,"  "Amen Kind of Love," and "Too Much Fun."

Many country singers paid tribute to the late singer on social media.

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"Country Music lost one its finest people and voices!" tweeted songwriter Ben Hayslip. "I'm honored that I got to call him a friend and heart broken that he's gone! Let's all pray for his wife and 4 kids! RIP [Daryle]."

"Sad day...the greatest country voice of my time is now singing in Heaven's band," singer Craig Campbell wrote. "Gonna miss you [Daryle] ! Now show them how a good ol country shuffle is supposed to sound!"

"Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away," famous country musician Charlie Daniels added. "Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung."

"I believe all of it is still a dream," he added. "I have been very fortunate to do [country music] for a living. It is a dream in itself."

"Daryle Singletary was one of my very favorite country singers," chimed in country singer Tanya Tucker. "I just saw him and hugged his neck at Mel Tillis' memorial. I'm so thankful for that. Go rest high Daryle!  All our prayers are with your family now!"

Sources: WKRN, Grand Ole Opry, Ben Hayslip/Twitter, Craig Campbell/Twitter, Charlie Daniels/Twitter, Tanya Tucker/Twitter / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Cliff/Flickr, Public Domain Pictures

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