Kyle Jacobs, a talented songwriter and the loving husband of country singer Kellie Pickler, passed away by apparent suicide in their Nashville home on Friday, according to police. He was 49. The news of his sudden demise has left the music industry and their fans in shock and mourning.
Kyle Jacobs was born in Bloomington, Minnesota, in 1973, and grew up in Minneapolis. He started playing the guitar at the age of 13 and fell in love with country music. He moved to Nashville in the early 2000s to pursue a career in songwriting and soon became a prominent figure in the music scene.
Kyle co-wrote many hit songs for popular country artists, including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, and many more. Some of his most notable works include “Still,” “More Than a Memory,” “What Was I Thinking,” “Can’t Read My Mind,” and “Cold” among others. His songwriting skills earned him a lot of recognition and several awards, including the ASCAP Award for Song of the Year.
In addition to his successful songwriting career, Kyle was also a talented musician and performer. He often played guitar and sang backup vocals for Kellie Pickler, whom he married in 2011. The couple had a deep bond and often collaborated on music together, including co-writing several songs for Kellie’s albums.
Kyle was known for his warm personality, his infectious smile, and his kind heart. He was beloved by his friends, family, and colleagues in the music industry, who all remembered him as a genuine and passionate person who loved music and loved life.
His unexpected passing has left a void in the music industry, and his loss will be deeply felt by his family, friends, and fans. Kellie Pickler, who was married to Kyle for over a decade, posted a heart-wrenching tribute on Instagram, expressing her love and admiration for her late husband. She wrote, “I will always cherish the moments we had, and I will forever love you. You will be deeply missed.”
The music industry has lost a talented songwriter and musician, but Kyle’s legacy will live on through his timeless songs and the memories he created with those who knew and loved him. Rest in peace, Kyle Jacobs.