PUEBLO, Colo. – The PBR is saddened to learn of the passing of country music singer Daryle Singletary.
Singletary, 46, most recently sang the National Anthem prior to the second round of the 2017 PBR World Finals last November and was an avid fan and supporter of the PBR.
“Daryle was one of the most talented country music singers that we ever had the pleasure of hosting on PBR dirt,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason. “He was always there with a smile on his face and had a true appreciation for the sport of bull riding and our athletes.
“The entire PBR family mourns his passing. He will be missed, but the legacy of his music will live on forever.”
Singletary entered the Top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts five times, reaching No. 2 with “I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love”, and No. 4 with “Too Much Fun.”
The Cairo, Georgia, native reportedly died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, Sunday evening and no further details have been revealed to the public as of Monday afternoon.
Singletary is survived by his wife, Holly, and their four children.
PBR exclusive entertainer Flint Rasmussen has shared the stage with Singletary before, including during festivities last year at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and said on Monday the news broke his heart.
“He loved being a dad more than anything,” Rasmussen said. “And he was in the business not to be famous, but to continue to make great music. He was pure country. And he was my friend.”
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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