Country singer Daryle Singletary died unexpectedly Monday morning at his home in Lebanon, according to publicist Don Murry Grubbs. He was 46 years old. The cause of death is unknown.
He was best known for hits Too Much Fun and I Let Her Lie, from his self-titled 1995 debut album, The Note, and Amen Kind of Love. Last summer he and singer Rhonda Vincent released the classic country duets album American Grandstand.
Born Mar. 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia, Daryle Bruce Singletary fell in love with country music at an early age. Every summer his family would visit Music City, and it was there he made his first record: "It was the biggest deal for me to go to Opryland to the Barbara Mandrell record-your-own-voice studio there," he told The Tennessean in 1998. "I recorded (the Hank Williams classic) Your Cheatin' Heart…I think I was 12 or 13."
He moved to Nashville to pursue a music career in 1990.
Singletary is survived by his wife Holly, children Jonah, Mercer, Nora and Charlotte, parents Roger and Anita Singletary, brother Kevin Singletary, sister-in-law Melinda Singletary, in-laws Terry and Sandy Mercer, and brother and sister-in-law Tony and Kristy Rowland.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.