By Shannon Frost Greenstein
It’s a sad day for country music.
It was announced this morning that artist Daryle Singletary has passed away, and the tragedy is compounded by the fact that he was only 46.
Daryle is best known for his ’90s hits, including “I Let her Lie” and “Too Much Fun.” However, he never stopped performing, even appearing last weekend at Cowboy’s Night Club in Louisiana. He had also put in an appearance at Mel Tillis’ memorial in late January.
A source tells the media that Daryle died at home after suffering a blood clot.
Daryle got his start as a gospel singer, and moved to Nashville in the early ’90s to chance a career as a country artist. He was working as a demo singer and performing at open mic nights when Randy Travis recorded “An Old Pair of Shoes”, a song Daryle had demoed. Travis brought the young artist to his management team, which ultimately got Daryle signed to Giant Records.
His debut album was self-titled and dropped in 1995; since then, he released an additional six studio albums, the most recent titled “There’s Still a Little Country Left” and released in 2015. More than a dozen of his singles appeared on the country charts, three of which reaching the Top 5.
Daryle tragically leaves behind a wife and four young children.