Kellie Pickler’s husband dies tragically

It is with sadness that the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has reported the death of Kyle Jacobs, husband to country music artist Kellie Pickler, in what appears to have been suicide.

According to their statement, a 911 call was received at 1:21 p.m. on Friday from a home on Sneed Road in the West Precinct, where officers and Nashville Fire Department personnel found Jacobs, aged 49, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in an upstairs bedroom/office.

Furthermore, Pickler reported that she awoke moments earlier, could not find Jacobs, and was unable to open the door to the bedroom/office, prompting her assistant to call 911.

Jacobs was a talented songwriter and producer, having cowritten Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory” and Tim McGraw’s “Still”. He was also the recipient of an ACM Award in 2014 as producer of Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck”.

The couple married in 2011.

In a tweet, the Academy of Country Music expressed their deep sadness at the passing of Jacobs, extending their condolences, love, and healing to Pickler.