On Friday, February 17th, 2023, the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call from Kellie Pickler’s assistant at 1:21 pm local time. Upon arriving at the $2.4 million home that Pickler shared with her husband of 12 years, Kyle Jacobs, police found Jacobs in an upstairs room with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his death is being investigated as an apparent suicide.
Kyle Jacobs was a songwriter and producer who had collaborated with country music artists such as Lee Brice, Eli Young Band, and Raleigh Keegan. Just one day before his death, he posted an Instagram message celebrating the success of Lee Brice’s song “One of Them Girls,” which he co-wrote and had recently gone platinum.
Kellie Pickler rose to fame after appearing on American Idol in 2006 and has since become a successful country music artist. She and Jacobs starred in their own CMT documentary series, “I Love Kellie Pickler,” which ran from 2015 to 2017. The couple had been married for 12 years prior to his passing and were known for their strong bond and love for each other.
The news of Kyle Jacobs’ death has sent shockwaves throughout the country music community. Fans have taken to social media to express their condolences for Pickler and her family during this difficult time. Country singer Clint Black said in a statement that “Mourning a terrible loss today. Kyle Jacobs was a bright spot on this earth and will be missed.” Fellow county stars The Oakridge Boys tweeted “Trying hard to process why a 49 year old successful songwriter would commit suicide … REST EASY now @kylejacobs our prayers go out to @kelliepickler and Kyle’s friends and family … a very sad loss … #CelebrateLife”
The tragic passing of Kyle Jacobs has left many fans heartbroken and has highlighted the issue of suicide within the country music community. Our thoughts are with Kellie Pickler and her family during this difficult time.
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