Country Stars Mourn Sudden Loss Of Kellie Pickler's Husband Kyle Jacobs

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The country music world is mourning a big loss with the sudden death of Kellie Pickler's husband Kyle Jacobs.

Jacobs was found dead in his and Pickler's Nashville home Friday (February 17) from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Metro Nashville PD officials said. Pickler was reportedly asleep at the time of the incident and called 911 when she couldn't open her own bedroom door after waking up. Authorities responded to their home shortly before 1:30 p.m. where officials said they're treating this investigation as an "apparent suicide."

Jacobs, a songwriter, composer, producer and musician, was remembered by dozens of country music stars including Russell Dickerson, Jana Kramer and RaeLynn, to name a few.

Dickerson shared a throwback photo with Jacobs on Instagram on Saturday. "The world is going to miss you Kyle," he wrote. "The world is gonna miss the songs not yet written, we’re gonna miss the fires, the freestyle songs, the wine and dinners… we’re going to miss you down here bro, big time. Jesus be near to Kellie and the rest of the family 💔"

Kramer reshared a photo on her Instagram story with the caption, "We love you @kelliepickler and we are praying so hard for you and all those that loved Kyle. Please call your friends. Even the ones that you think are happy. Everyone is struggling and you are not alone in those struggles. Someone wants to be there for you," she wrote.

RaeLynn also shared a photo on her story. "You never know when someone is struggling. That's why it's so important to check on your friends. Praying for Kellie and their loved ones," she said.

The Academy of Country Music shared a lengthy and heartwarming post in memory of Jacobs, who won an ACM Award in 2014 as a producer on Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck." "The Academy is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Kyle Jacobs, a talented Nashville songwriter & producer and the husband of Kellie Pickler," they wrote.

Brett Young shared a short PSA on social media: "You matter. You are important. You are loved. You are not alone," he wrote.

Nashville's Bluebird Cafe also shared a heartfelt post. "There are no words to express the sadness. We’re heartbroken hearing of the loss of Kyle Jacobs. He was here only a month ago, generously donating his time & talent to our Alive & The Bluebird series. He will be sorely missed," they wrote.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide or is in emotional distress, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to

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