Daryle Singletary

Proudly trying to capture the traditional, old-time spirit of classic stars like Lefty Frizzell and Keith Whitley, Daryle Singletary established himself in the 1990s as a rootsy, country balladeer with a deep, honey-soaked, baritone voice. Growing up in Grady County, Georgia, USA, he started out singing in a gospel group with his brother and cousins but, soon after graduation, packed his bags and headed to Nashville to make his name. Learning his trade at open mic nights and in smokey bars, his demo tape was picked up by Randy Travis and he was eventually signed to independent label Giant Records for his self-titled debut album in 1995. It produced the popular singles 'I Let Her Lie' and 'Too Much Fun', and he later made it to number two in the Country Charts with 'Amen Kind of Love' as his reputation as a twanging, honky tonk crooner started to grow. His third album 'Aint That the Truth' made the top 20 of the Country Charts in 1998 and the follow-up 'That's Why I Sing This Way' featured guest appearances from his heroes Dwight Yoakam, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Paycheck. Though never emulating their success, he stayed true to his love of raw country heartbreak storytelling and has continued to live out his dream of making a living as a touring musician. In 2015 he released his seventh studio album 'There's Still a Little Country Left', featuring bluegrass performer Rhonda Vincent. On 12th February 2018 Singletary passed away at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee at the age of 46.

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