KELLIE PICKLER’S HUSBAND, SONGWRITER KYLE JACOBS, DIES BY SUICIDE

KELLIE PICKLER’S HUSBAND, SONGWRITER KYLE JACOBS, DIES BY SUICIDE

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Hit songwriter Kyle Jacobs, who married country singer Kellie Pickler in 2011, died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the couple’s Nashville home on Friday afternoon.

Metro Nashville Police Department Spokesperson Don Aaron issued a statement around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

The statement said that Nashville Department of Emergency Communications received a 911 call at 1:21 p.m. Friday from the couple’s residence and that officers and Nashville Fire Department personnel responded and found Jacobs, 49, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in an upstairs bedroom/office.

The statement continued: “Mr. Jacobs’ wife, Kellie Pickler, reported that she awoke a short time earlier, did not see her husband and began looking for him. After she and her personal assistant were unable to open the door to the upstairs bedroom/office, the assistant telephoned 911.”

Jacobs moved to Nashville from Minneapolis, MN in 2000 and notched his first significant success as a songwriter in 2003 with Kimberly Locke’s Top 10 AC single “8th World Wonder.” In 2007, Jacobs co-wrote Garth Brooks’ “More Than A Memory,” which debuted at No. 1 is the fastest-rising single in the history of country music. Jacobs also co-wrote Top 10 singles “Still” by Tim McGraw and “Dust” by Eli Young Band. In addition, Jacobs produced four No. 1 singles for Lee Brice, “Hard To Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “Drinking Class” and “Rumor,” Jacobs’ most recent chart-topper as a songwriter.

Jacobs proudly posted news about a Brice project on which he worked achieving platinum sales status yesterday.

 

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