Kellie Pickler’s husband Kyle Jacobs has died by apparent suicide, according to police statement

The Nashville Police Department released a statement confirming the death of Kyle Jacobs, the husband of country music star Kellie Pickler. Jacobs, also a singer-songwriter, was found deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of 49 in an upstairs bedroom/office of his home on Sneed Road in Nashville. According to the statement, Pickler woke up and was unable to find her husband before discovering him in the upstairs bedroom/office. Jacobs had written songs for various musicians, including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and Scotty McCreery. In his last Instagram post, he shared the news of his work on Lee Brice’s album, which had recently been certified platinum. Pickler and Jacobs got engaged in 2010 and married the following year. In a 2014 interview with ABC News, Pickler spoke about her relationship with her husband, saying they “actually really like each other.” If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 or visit for free, confidential support available 24/7.

The death of Kyle Jacobs has been deeply felt in the music industry, with many of his friends and colleagues expressing their shock and condolences. Jacobs’ work as a songwriter and producer had earned him numerous accolades, and he was widely respected for his talent and professionalism.

Kellie Pickler has not yet made a public statement about her husband’s death, but many of her fans and fellow musicians have reached out to offer their support and love. The couple had been together for over a decade and had frequently collaborated on music projects, in addition to sharing a life together.

The news of Kyle Jacobs’ death is a tragic reminder of the devastating impact that suicide can have on individuals, families, and communities. It is important for everyone to be aware of the signs of suicide and to seek help if they or someone they know is struggling. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to provide support and resources to anyone who needs it, and their services are free and confidential.

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of mental health issues within the music industry, with many artists and organizations working to reduce stigma and provide resources for those in need. Despite these efforts, suicide continues to be a significant public health concern, particularly among musicians and others in the entertainment industry.

As the music community mourns the loss of Kyle Jacobs, many are calling for greater attention to be paid to the mental health needs of those working in the industry. Musicians and others in the entertainment world often face unique challenges, including long hours, financial stress, and a high degree of public scrutiny, which can take a toll on their mental and emotional well-being.

Efforts to address mental health in the music industry have included initiatives such as MusiCares, a program run by the Recording Academy that provides mental health and addiction support to musicians, as well as the work of organizations like Backline, which offers free mental health services to musicians and music industry professionals.

While there is still much work to be done to improve mental health resources and support within the music industry, the outpouring of grief and support following Kyle Jacobs’ death is a testament to the love and care that exists within the community.

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