Fundraiser Launches to Help Daryle Singletary’s Family With Funeral
Fans who would like to help Daryle Singletary's family pay for his funeral can now do so.
Singletary died unexpectedly on Feb. 12, leaving behind a wife, Holly, and four children; Mercer, Jonah, Charlotte and Norah. The singer, best known for a run of '90s hits including "I Let Her Lie" and "Too Much Fun," was just 46 years old, and reportedly working hard to play small shows to feed his family toward the end of his life. A new crowdfunding campaign via YouCaring.com aims to raise $100,000 for Singletary's funeral and other expenses.
A representative for Singletary has confirmed the veracity of the campaign, which will run the money through Franklin Synergy Bank. Those who wish to help can donate by either visiting the campaign's page or by mailing a check. Make checks out to The Daryle Singletary Foundation Keepin’ It Country and mail them to the following address:
Franklin Synergy Bank
C/O The Daryle Singletary Foundation Keepin’ It Country
Attn: Ellen May
Senior Vice President
Sports, Music and Entertainment Group
33 Music Square West Unit 110B
Nashville, TN 37203
On Feb. 14, Platinum Records Nashville released a new song, "She's Been Cheatin' on Us," online, representing it as some of Singletary's final recorded work and saying the proceeds would go to his family for expenses. In an email to Taste of Country on Feb. 15, Singletary's business partner of 21 years, Chuck Rhodes, clarified that the song was a demo Singletary had sung under a work for hire agreement, and nobody in Singletary's family or any of his business associates had sanctioned its release. He said that a fund did not yet exist, and a cease and desist letter had been issued to Platinum Records head Greg Hudik demanding the unsanctioned new music be removed.
A Google search reveals a GoFundMe campaign Hudik started that has since been removed. The YouCaring campaign is the only one verified by Singletary's associates.
Funeral plans for Daryle Singletary have not yet been announced.
After Singletary's sudden passing, a number of artists including Luke Combs, Walker McGuire, Travis Tritt and Charlie Daniels turned to social media to share their thoughts and tributes.
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