NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Country singer Doug Supernaw, who had hits in the early ’90s with “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” and “Reno,” died on Friday, Nov. 13.
He was 60 years old.READ MORE: Plenty Of Exceptional BBQ In North Texas According To Texas Monthly 'Top 50' List
A representative from his management team said Supernaw passed away in Texas.
The Houston-raised singer announced in February 2019 that he had lung and bladder cancer and he entered hospice care in October after the cancer spread.
After working on oil rigs and as a concert promoter in Texas, Supernaw moved to Nashville in the late ’80s to work as a staff writer for a music publishing company, but moved back to Texas where he could perform more. He began opening for national acts that came through Tyler, Texas and gained a wider following, eventually attracting the interest of Nashville label BNA Entertainment.
His debut album, “Red and Rio Grande,” was released in 1993 and was certified gold.READ MORE: Arlington ISD Soccer Coach Joey Rodriguez Passes Away From COVID-19 Complications
The music video for “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” a No. 1 hit about a divorced father and his son, featured Supernaw and his real son.
He earned a new male artist and song of the year nominations from the Academy of Country Music in 1993, but his second album “Deep Thoughts From a Shallow Mind,” released in 1994 was less successful.
He switched labels and released a third album called “You Still Got Me,” in 1995, which produced a Top 5 country hit “Not Enough Hours in the Night.”
Supernaw released a greatest hits album in 2017.
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