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After nearly a month of grief, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles broke her silence and confirmed the death of her late father, Beamon Nettles. The award-winning vocalist shared a sweet tribute to social media on Father’s Day (June 19) and performed Merle Haggaard’s 1980 hit “The way I am“To honor his life.
While Nettles tends to keep her personal life at a low level, she declared via Instagram that her 69-year-old father died on May 14, 2022.
“I’m often private about certain sacred parts of my life, and I share them, and if I’m ready,” she wrote along with a video. “My father, Beamon Nettles, died last month on May 14. He was a precious, quiet soul who lovingly found his way in the world. And it is so strange and unreal that he is not here,” she added.
Nettles paid tribute by playing his father’s favorite song “The way I am, ”And explained why the old-school path would continue to have sentimental value. With her eyes tightly closed, the hitmaker loses herself in the lyrics, while she effortlessly picks in her acoustic guitar and shows her pure vocals. After the moving melody, she looked up and blew her father a big olekys to the sky.
“This song was his favorite song. I have a vivid memory of him playing it at 45 and singing along when I fell asleep at my grandmother’s house (” Boo-ma “),” Nettles declared. “‘The Way I Am’ by Merle Haggard. I sang it at his funeral. Happy Father’s Day Dad. You are loved and missed. ”
The resilient artist reminded his devoted fans to never take a second for granted and spend time with loved ones.
“Keep your loves close,” she told me. “I hope everyone had a beautiful day. And thank you to all the fathers out there❤️” she concluded.
“Oh friend. Love you so❤️,” said singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. “Jennifer, I’m so sorry. It is beautiful. Like your words about him.❤️, ”added artist Josh Groban.
The 47-year-old musician has not disclosed the cause of death.
The multi-GRAMMY winner is set to release his long-awaited genre-defying album on June 25th. The project produced by Adam Zotovich will feature classic show tunes from Oklahoma, “My Fair Lady”, “Dear Evan Hansen”, “Hamilton,” and “The Bridges of Madison County” with Brandi Carlile. The Jazzy Single “Sit down, you rock in ‘The Boat“Works as a sneak peek at the upcoming collection and can be streamed now.