Country singer Daryle Singletary died suddenly Monday morning February 12th at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, east of Nashville.

The cause of death is not immediately known, but his death was unexpected.

Daryle had 5 Top 40 hits, including “I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love.” He also scored a number 4 song with “Too Much Fun.”

Singletary was born in Cairo, Georgia, Singletary, whose father was a postmaster and mother a hairdresser, performed gospel music in his youth along with his brother and cousins. Relocating to Nashville in 1990, Singletary played local clubs and signed a deal with independent Evergreen Records in 1992, issuing a pair of singles. Members of Randy Travis’ band heard the singer and, at their urging, Travis would soon align himself with Singletary, co-producing his debut LP for Giant Records in 1995.

He performed Friday in Alabama at The Rodeo Club and appeared to be in good health.

Singletary’s roots were more of the “traditional country” genre. He once said, “I’ve been fortunate to be able to always keep it real and not have to compromise.”

Daryle Singletary was 46 and will be greatly missed.