Kellie Picklers husband celebrated a career milestone before apparent suicide

Kellie Pickler’s husband celebrated a career milestone before apparent suicide


February 18, 2023 | 10:56 a.m

Kellie Pickler’s late husband, Kyle Jacobs, took to Instagram this week to commemorate the success of country star Lee Brice’s fifth album, Hey World, which he produced.

“Platinum?! SWEET!!! An amazing crew of incredibly talented people put this song together,” the songwriter captioned the post Thursday, a day before he apparently died by suicide.

“I’m deeply honored to be a creative part of this… Thank you Jesus!!!” he added, before tagging people who contributed to the song’s success.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron confirmed to The Post on Friday that Jacobs was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot at the home he shared with Pickler. He was 49.

Kellie Pickler’s husband, Kyle Jacobs, celebrated a career milestone a day before his apparent suicide

Pickler, 36, reportedly woke up Friday and couldn’t find her husband.

After the “American Idol” graduate and an assistant searched their home, they found the upstairs door was locked, police said.

After numerous attempts to get inside, Pickler and the assistant reportedly called the police, who gained entry and discovered Jacobs’ body inside.

Jacobs recalled the success of country music star Lee Brice’s fifth album, Hey World, on which he produced and played guitar. Kelliepickler/Instagram

The “Red High Heels” singer has yet to comment on her husband’s death. However, several stars have expressed their condolences to the family on social media.

“In 2015 Kellie Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs joined The Real.. Kyle was a talented musician and you could see the love they had for each other.. Prayers of comfort for Kellie.. Kyle will live on through his music πŸ™πŸΎ πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ “, tweeted Loni Love on Saturday.

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Jacobs died Friday by apparent suicide.

Pickler reportedly woke up and couldn’t find her husband.

“R.I.P. Kyle Jacobs. Condolences to Kellie Pickler and Kyle’s family and friends. Check your family and friends. We never know how another may struggle. #SuicideAwareness,” country singer Stella Parton added on twitter.

Pickler and Jacobs tied the knot in 2011 and have no children together.

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When police got to Picker’s home, they found Jacob’s body in a locked room.

Pickler has not publicly commented on her husband’s death.

The American Idol graduate has received condolences from several stars.

The couple starred on their own CMT reality show, I Love Kellie Pickler, for three seasons from 2015 to 2017.

Jacobs has worked with several stars including Tim McGraw, Randy Travis, Kelly Clarkson, Scott McCreery and George Strait.

He also helped Garth Brooks write his #1 song “More Than A Memory” in 2007.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, texting “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741, or going to

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