10 March 1971, Cairo, Georgia, USA. With his roots in the farming communities of rural Georgia, Singletarys first musical influence came from his parents and grandparents who all performed in a gospel quartet. However, he was converted to the cause of country music by the voice of George Jones on local radio and by the late 80s he elected to pursue a professional career as a honky tonk singer. He travelled to Nashville in 1990 where he performed in numerous talent shows and open microphone events attempting to gain attention. However, his big break actually came as the result of attending a Randy Travis show in Louisville, Kentucky, where Travis wife and manager, Lib Hatcher, was also in attendance. They were impressed enough by the demo tape he submitted to pass it on to a management company, through which Singletary signed with Giant Records in 1994. His self-titled debut album for the label, promoted with tours in support of Travis, included the three country chart hits I Let Her Lie, Too Much Fun and Im Living Up To Her Low Expectations.
Singletarys second album, released in 1996, established him as one of country musics better new-traditionalist artists but his sales had dwindled by the release of Aint It The Truth. He relocated to Audium Entertainment, who included six of Singletarys old hits alongside four new tracks on his debut for the label, 2000s Now And Again. He moved to Shanachie for Straight From The Heart in 2007.
Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.