Jennifer Nettles revealed that her father, Beamon Nettles, died last month in a Father's Day tribute she posted to social media on Sunday (June 19th). She performed her dad's favorite song, Merle Haggard's “The Way I Am” in the clip, sharing that she also sang it at his funeral.
Jennifer captioned the post, “I’m often private about certain sacred pieces of my life and I share them as, and if, I am ready. My daddy, Beamon Nettles, died last month on May 14th. He was a precious, quiet soul who made his way gently in the world. And it is so strange and unreal that he is not here. This song was his favorite song. I have a vivid memory of him playing it on 45, singing along as I fell asleep at my grandmother’s (“Boo-ma”) house. 'The Way I Am' by Merle Haggard. I sang it at his funeral. Happy Father’s Day Daddy. You are loved and missed.”
Yahoo Entertainment reports that Nettles was 69 years old. His cause of death has not been disclosed.