Daryle Singletary

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Daryle Singletary
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Daryle Singletary at the Grand Ole Opry in 2007.
Background information
Birth name Daryle Bruce Singletary[1]
Born (1971-03-10) March 10, 1971 (age 46)[2]
Origin Cairo, Georgia, United States[2]
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1994-present
Labels Giant
E1 Music
Associated acts Randy Travis
David Malloy

Daryle Bruce Singletary (born March 10, 1971) is an American country music singer. Between 1995 and 1998, he recorded for Giant Records, for which he released three studio albums: Daryle Singletary in 1995, All Because of You in 1996 and Ain't It the Truth in 1998. In the same timespan, Singletary entered the top 40 of the Hot Country Songs charts five times, reaching number two with "I Let Her Lie" and "Amen Kind of Love", and number four with "Too Much Fun".

In 2000, Singletary switched to Audium Entertainment (a division of Koch Entertainment), where he released the albums Now and Again (2000) and That's Why I Sing This Way (2002), both of which were largely composed of cover songs. A third album of covers, 2007's Straight from the Heart, was issued on the independent Shanachie Records label. He returned to Koch (now renamed E1 Music) in 2010, to release Rockin' in the Country.

Early life[edit]

Daryle Singletary was born March 10, 1971 in Cairo, Georgia.[2] His father was a postal worker and his mother was a hair dresser.[3] At an early age, he sang gospel music with his cousins and brother. Later on, in high school, he began taking vocal classes as well. By the early 1990s, he had moved to Nashville, Tennessee in pursuit of a record deal.

In Nashville, he found work singing during open-mic nights at various venues, before finding work as a demo singer. One of the demos that Singletary sang was "An Old Pair of Shoes", which Randy Travis eventually recorded.[2] Travis recommended Singletary to his management team, who helped him sign to a recording contract with Giant Records.[2]


1995-1996: Self-titled album[edit]

Singletary's self-titled debut album was released in 1995. The lead-off single, "I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations", spent one week in the Top 40 on the Billboard country charts, peaking at No. 39. It was followed by his biggest hit, the No. 2 "I Let Her Lie". This album also produced the No. 4 "Too Much Fun" and finally "Working It Out" at No. 50. Despite the two Top Five hits it produced, the album sold poorly and reached No. 44 on Top Country Albums. The album was produced by David Malloy, James Stroud and Randy Travis.

1996-1997: All Because of You[edit]

A second album for Giant, All Because of You, was released in 1996. Although its lead-off single "Amen Kind of Love" became his second No. 2 hit that year, the album's other two tracks — "The Used to Be's" and "Even the Wind" — both fell short of Top 40, peaking at number 48 and 68 respectively.

1998-1999: Ain't It the Truth[edit]

Ain't It the Truth, his third and final album for Giant, produced a minor hit in "The Note", which peaked at No. 28 on the country charts and No. 90 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite this song's minor crossover success, however, this album also saw its second and third singles miss the Top 40, and Singletary was dropped from Giant's roster.

2000-2001: Now and Again[edit]

In 2000, Singletary signed to Audium/Koch Entertainment to release his fourth album, 2000's Now and Again. This album's lead-off single was a cover of Savage Garden's 1999 pop single "I Knew I Loved You". Following it were "I've Thought of Everything" at No. 70, and the album's title track, which failed to chart.

2002-2003: That's Why I Sing This Way[edit]

His second album for Audium/Koch, That's Why I Sing This Way, was mostly a cover album save for the title track. Both "That's Why I Sing This Way" and a cover of Conway Twitty's "I'd Love to Lay You Down" were released from this album, respectively reaching No. 47 and No. 43.

2003-present: Later years[edit]

After Audium/Koch closed its country division, Singletary signed to Shanachie Records. His first project for the label was a second album, 2007's Straight from the Heart, which was also largely composed of cover songs. Its singles, "I Still Sing This Way" and "Jesus & Bartenders", both failed to chart.

In 2009, Singletary returned to Koch 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, Rockin' in the Country, released in June 2009.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country

Daryle Singletary 44 27
All Because of You
  • Release date: October 8, 1996
  • Label: Giant Nashville
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Ain't It the Truth
  • Release date: February 24, 1998
  • Label: Giant Nashville
  • Formats: CD, cassette
18 160 7
That's Why I Sing This Way 65
Straight from the Heart 74
Rockin' in the Country
  • Release date: June 9, 2009
  • Label: E1 Music
  • Formats: CD, music download
There's Still a Little Country Left
  • Release date: July 28, 2015
  • Label: TMF x 4 LLC
  • Formats: CD, music download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Collaboration albums[edit]

Title Details Peak positions Sales
US Country
American Grandstand
(with Rhonda Vincent)
  • Release date: July 7, 2017
  • Label: Upper Management
  • Formats: CD, music download

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
Now and Again
  • Release date: June 11, 2000
  • Label: Audium/Koch Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Country
CAN Country
1995 "I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations" 39 35 Daryle Singletary
"I Let Her Lie" 2 2
"Too Much Fun" 4 10
1996 "Workin' It Out" 50 56
"Amen Kind of Love" 2 2 All Because of You
1997 "The Used to Be's" 48 85
"Even the Wind" 68
1998 "The Note" 28 90 70 Ain't It the Truth
"That's Where You're Wrong" 49
"My Baby's Lovin'" 44 88
2000 "I Knew I Loved You" 55 Now and Again
"I've Thought of Everything" 70
2001 "Now and Again"
2002 "That's Why I Sing This Way" 47 That's Why I Sing This Way
"I'd Love to Lay You Down" 43
2007 "I Still Sing This Way" Straight from the Heart
"Jesus & Bartenders"
2009 "Love You With the Lights On" Rockin' in the Country
2015 "Spilled Whiskey" There's Still a Little Country Left
2016 "We're Not Going to Hell for Having a Hell of a Time"[12] TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1995 "I'm Living Up to Her Low Expectations" Planet Pictures/Scene Three
"I Let Her Lie" Steven T. Miller/R. Brad Murano
"Too Much Fun"
1996 "Workin' It Out" Jeffrey Phillips
"Amen Kind of Love"
1997 "The Used to Be's" Marc Ball
"The Note" Jim Hershleder
2000 "I Knew I Loved You"[13] David McClister


  1. ^ Full name per ASCAP database
  2. ^ a b c d e Ankeny, Jason. "Daryle Singletary biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.darylesingletary.net/bio.html
  4. ^ "Daryle Singletary Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Daryle Singletary Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  6. ^ Peak chart positions for albums charting on Billboard Top Heatseekers:
  7. ^ Cite error: The named reference Country_Albums was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  8. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 17, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: October 17, 2017". Roughstock. 
  9. ^ "Daryle Singletary Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Daryle Singletary Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Daryle Singletary – We're Not Going To Hell For Having A Hell Of A Time". Daily Play MPE. Retrieved October 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ "CMT : Videos : Daryle Singletary : I Knew I Loved You". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 

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