On Monday (February 12), the country music community learned the devastating news that Daryle Singletary had passed away. The 46-year-old was one of the leading voices in country music throughout the 1990s and 2000s, with hit songs such as “Too Much Fun,” “I Let Her Lie,” and “Amen Kind of Love.”
Rumors concerning Singletary’s death started circulating early Monday morning. The news was eventually confirmed by McAlpin Entertainment. The organization wrote that Singletary had passed away that morning, and asked his fans to pray for his wife and children.
Completely heartbroken to learn of the passing of our friend Daryle Singletary this morning. He was one of the best men…
It didn’t take long for the country music community to react to the news of Singletary’s passing. Heartbroken stars flocked to social media to express their shock and sadness. Everyone from country legends to more modern stars seemed to have something to say about Singletary and the role his music played in their lives.
“Rough morning for me,” wrote Josh Turner. Referring to Singletary as one of his all-time favorite artists, Turner shared that he was a huge part of the reason why he decided to move to Nashville.
Rough morning for me. One of my favorite singers, Daryle Singletary, has passed away this morning unexpectedly. He’s the one who convinced me to move to Nashville. Praying hard for his family✝️Love you Daryle
— Josh Turner (@joshturnermusic) February 12, 2018
“God’s choir just got a lead singer,” wrote Neal McCoy, who considered Singletary to be a good friend of his.
My good friend and one of the best pure country singers if not the best, Daryle Singletary passed away this morning. God’s choir just got a lead singer!!!
— Neal McCoy (@NealMcCoy) February 12, 2018
Charlie Daniels made his admiration for Singletary clear, as he wrote, “Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.”
Just got word that Daryle Singletary has passed away.
Rest in peace Buddy, you sang country like country should be sung.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 12, 2018
Craig Campbell shared a photo of Singletary, calling him, “the greatest country voice of my time.” Echoing McCoy’s language, Campbell wrote that Singletary “is now singing in Heaven’s band.“
Sad day…the greatest country voice of my time is now singing in Heaven’s band. Gonna miss you @Darylesing ! Now show them how a good ol country shuffle is supposed to sound! #darylesingletary pic.twitter.com/3mBhbdONIx
— Craig Campbell (@craigcampbelltv) February 12, 2018
Those are just a few samples of the many members of the country music community who reacted to the news of Singletary’s passing. You can see more reactions below…
I’m shocked and saddened to hear that Daryle Singletary has passed away. He was a true country voice and his talent will be sorely missed. Praying for Daryle’s friends and family. https://t.co/ETYofzufCC
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) February 12, 2018
Rest in peace to my buddy Daryle Singletary… Thinkin of his wife Holly and their family today, sending prayers their way.
So sad this morning to hear of the passing of Daryle Singletary… he had one of the purest country voices I’ve ever heard.
— Buddy Jewell (@BuddyJewell) February 12, 2018
Rest In Peace, Daryle Singletary, pic.twitter.com/fecbQauiAM
— Bellamy Brothers (@BellamyBrothers) February 12, 2018
Our hearts are breaking at the loss of Daryle Singletary this morning. He was a great friend to us all, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/kuWgVs8pFa
— Grand Ole Opry (@opry) February 12, 2018
Heaven gained another Great Country Music Artist today. Daryle you will be greatly missed. Your family and band members are in our prayers.
— Craig Wayne Boyd (@CWBYall) February 12, 2018
Please say prayers for Daryle Singletary and his family. Such tragic news and I’m just devastated! @Darylesing
— Steve Wariner (@stevewariner) February 12, 2018
So very sad to hear about the passing of Daryle Singletary. “Country music has lost another great voice, but his music will live forever in the hearts and minds of anyone who ever heard him sing.”
— TG Sheppard (@TGSheppardmusic) February 12, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of one of the greatest country singers of our… https://t.co/nkmvc6h9CU
— Terri Clark (@TerriClarkMusic) February 12, 2018
Gonna miss my friend Daryle Singletary! This is my favorite picture of us! Praying for Holly… https://t.co/UQMBO5uNTJ
— Mark Wills (@MarkWillsMusic) February 12, 2018
— LOCASH (@LOCASHmusic) February 12, 2018
Sorry to hear that a great country voice has passed away. God bless you Daryle Singletary. RIP
— SammyKershaw (@SammyKershaw) February 12, 2018
One of my all time favorite voices . He’s living the Dream now. God bless his family https://t.co/Lt4EfcSiYs
— Steve Holy (@steveholy) February 12, 2018
It’s clear from the country music community’s reactions that Singletary will be so dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans during this sad time.