Daryle Singletary was, without a doubt, one of the top voices in Country Music. His baritone voice had an incredible range and smoothness that was pure Country. Unfortunately, Singletary passed away at the age of 46 on February 12, 2018. He left behind his wife, Holly, as well as his four children: Jonah, Mercer, Nora, and Charlotte.
Daryle was a Georgia native and began making a name for himself singing Gospel music with his family. While still deep rooted in his faith, he found a passion for Country Music. Every year, he and his family would travel to Nashville and the old Opryland theme park had a studio where anyone could make a recording. Singletary told the Tennessean newspaper, “’It was the biggest deal for me to go to Opryland to the Barbara Mandrell record-your-own-voice studio there. I recorded (the Hank Williams classic) Your Cheatin’ Heart … I think I was 12 or 13.’”* Daryle spent time as a demo singer and one recording grabbed the attention of Randy Travis who helped him get his start in Country Music. He stayed true to pure Country Music. His biggest hits were “Too Much Fun,” “I Let Her Lie,” and “Amen Kind of Love.” Fans of Daryle Singletary will always also love his performances of, “The Note,” “Old Violin,” and “I Never Go Around Mirrors” as well as many others. Since his passing, an annual event called, “Daryle Singletary Keeping it Country Jam” continues in his honor. This year’s event will be held February 16, 2023 at The Nashville Palace. Hosted by Bobby Johnson, featured performances include artists such as: Andy Griggs, Mark Collie, Mark Wills, Lorrie Morgan, Rhonda Vincent, and more.
Check out Daryle Singletary’s performance of “Old Violin” from Country’s Family Reunion: Nashville. Catch more of his performances at countryroadtv.com/artist/daryle-singletary/