Kellie Pickler’s husband shared the good news on social media in light of an RIAA platinum certification for an album he co-produced. Country music superstar Kyle Jacobs apparently took his own life just after celebrating a career high point.
“Platinum?! SWEEEET!!! An incredible group of really gifted individuals put this together… Thankful beyond words to have had a hand in making it… What a relief, Jesus!!!”
Jacobs was also a successful record producer in addition to his work as a composer. He co-wrote and produced Lee Brice’s three consecutive No. 1 hits, “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “Drinking Class,” all of which were released between 2012 and 2014. Jacobs co-produced “Hello World,” Brice’s 2020 album. His final Instagram post praised the record and expressed his appreciation for the success.
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According to All Music, in addition to playing acoustic guitar and providing backing vocals on the “Hello World” CD, the artist also authored it. The Nashville Police Department has verified to Fox News Digital that Jacobs passed away on Friday at the age of 49.
His whereabouts were discovered “gunshot wound to the head, likely committed suicide, upstairs in the bedroom/office His death has been ruled a suicide, and investigations are ongoing “That is what the statement implied. As a member of the writing team, Jacobs contributed to the success of “8th World Wonder,” a 2004 song by American Idol alumna Kimberly Locke.
Later, he collaborated with Garth Brooks on “More Than a Memory,” which in 2007 became the first country song in Billboard history to enter the top of the Hot Country Songs chart.
As a songwriter, he has worked with artists such as Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Walker, Randy Travis, Scott McCreery, Josh Kelley, Jo Dee Messina, and Craig Morgan. Jacobs co-wrote two songs that were performed on the ABC musical drama “Nashville”; the songs “Back Home” and “Already Gone”
Similarly, Jacobs and Pickler appeared on the CMT show “I Love Kellie Pickler.” From 2015 to 2017, the show aired for three seasons.