October 3, 2023

Kellie Pickler ’s Songwriter Husband, Kyle Jacobs, Dies at 49 in Apparent Suicide

Kyle Jacobs, the husband of country music artist Kellie Pickler and a well-known songwriter, has passed away at the age of 49 due to an apparent suicide. 

On Friday, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed that Jacobs was discovered dead in the couple’s home in the Nashville area, and an investigation into his death as a possible suicide is ongoing. 

According to authorities, Pickler reported the incident to the police after she woke up and was unable to enter the upstairs bedroom with the help of her personal assistant. The call to emergency services was made at 1:21 pm.

About Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs

In 2011, Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs were married, and they later appeared together on the reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler” in 2015. Jacobs was a prolific songwriter who had a hand in writing many popular songs, including Garth Brooks’ “More Than a Memory” in 2007, as well as Tim McGraw’s “Still” in 2009. In addition, he had written songs for his wife, Kelly Clarkson, Scotty McCreery, and others. 

Pickler’s talent extended beyond singing and reality TV. She won Season 16 of “Dancing With the Stars” in 2013 with her professional partner Derek Hough. Prior to that, she finished in the Top 6 of Season 5 of “American Idol” in 2006, which helped launch her music career.

On New Year’s Day 2023, Kyle Jacobs and Kellie Pickler celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. In 2022, Jacobs shared a touching tribute to his wife on Instagram, commemorating their 11th anniversary. 

Kellie Pickler

In the post, he praised her dedication to the military and first responders, as well as her commitment to ensuring that they feel valued and loved. He also expressed his gratitude for her love and devotion to him. 

Additionally, Pickler and Jacobs collaborated on the title track of her 2013 album “The Woman I Am,” which she co-wrote.

In November 2013, Kellie Pickler shared with USA TODAY that her husband, Kyle Jacobs, was the person who knew her best. According to Pickler, Jacobs understood her so well that she could not pretend to be someone she was not without him calling her out on it. “Nobody knows the woman I am better than my husband,” she said. If someone you know or you yourself is experiencing suicidal thoughts, it is important to seek help icallhelpline.org provides support and resources 24/7 and can be reached at 9152987821. Alternatively, healthcollective.in offers a list of resources that may be helpful.


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