Daryle Singletary


Daryle Singletary

Neo-traditionalist country-singer Daryle Singletary was born on March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia. His father was a postal worker and his mother was a hair dresser. He starts singing gospel music with his cousins and brother at an early age. In high school he began taking vocal classes. By the early 1990s, Daryle Singletary moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a record deal..

In Nashville Singletary started work as a demo singer. One of the demos that he recorded was "An Old Pair of Shoes", which was recorded by Randy Travis. Travis recommended Singletary to his management team, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Giant Records. He was among the brightest new stars to arrive on the contemporary country scene of the mid-'90s, winning fans with his simple, honest song craft and distinctively gravelly vocals.

In 1995 Giant Record released Daryle Singletary self-titled debut-album. The second single release, "I Let Her Lie", became one of his biggest hits - climbing up to number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts. That album also produced the No. 4 "Too Much Fun" single. The album was produced by David Malloy, James Stroud and Randy Travis.

The follow up album, "All Because of You", was released in 1996. Its lead-off single "Amen Kind of Love" became his second No. 2 hit that year. "Ain't It the Truth", his third and final album for Giant, was released in 1998.

In 2000, Singletary signed to Audium Entertainment, later known as Koch Entertainment and E1 Music to release his fourth album "Now and Again". The lead-off single was a cover of Savage Garden's 1999 pop single "I Knew I Loved You". His second album for Audium Entertainment, "That's Why I Sing This Way" (2002), was mostly a cover album.

After Audium Entertainment / Koch Records closed its country division, Singletary released one album on Shanachie Records in 2007, "Straight from the Heart".

Rockin' In The Country (2009)

In 2009, Daryle Singletary returned to Koch Records under the label's new name of E1 Music. He released his next single, "Love You with the Lights On" in February. The single was the lead-off single to a new album, "", released in June 2009.

Thru a licensing agreement between E1 Music and AGR Television Records the album "Rockin' in the Country" was released internationally as well. While in the US only one single, "Love You with the Lights On", was released the international release had three singles. Besides of the US single the radios played "Rockin in the Country" (with Charlie Daniels) and the cover-version of John Denver's hit "(Take Me Home) Country Roads". The amount of airplay made this album promotional wise most successful Daryle Singletary album in Europe so far. As a result Singletary started touring Europe. His first performance was 2010 at the Country Rendez-Vous festival in Craponne sur Arzon (France). In the next year he continued performing in Europe and played shows in several countries, including Germany and Scandinavian countries.