Songwriter/Producer Kyle Jacobs Passes Away at Age 49

Known for producing hits like “I Drive Your Truck” and writing hits like “Rumor” and “More Than A Memory,” Kyle Jacobs was also married to and starred in a CMT TV show with Kellie Pickler.

Kyle Jacobs, one of the most-decorated and well-known songwriters in country music’s first two decades of the 21st century, passed away over the weekend. The dedicated husband to singer/songwriter/TV Show host Kellie Pickler, Jacobs unfortunately took his own life.

Pickler’s assistant called 911 when Kellie and the assistant couldn’t find her husband and began looking for him and she and her personal assistant were unable to unlock the door to the upstairs bedroom, they placed the call.

According to Metro Police, officers responded to the 911 all at her home on Sneed Road just before 1:30PM on Friday, February 17. Once inside the home, the investigators found Jacobs dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in that upstairs bedroom/office.

The police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide.

Kyle Jacobs was one of country music’s most-prolific songwriters throughout the past 20 years writing hits for numerous artists and producing as well as working with his wife. Garth Brooks (“More Than A Memory”), Kimberly Locke (“8th World Wonder”), Trace Adkins, JoDee Messina, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, Wynonna and Darius Rucker are just some of the artists to record Jacobs songs while Lee Brice was his frequent collaborator.

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