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Country singer Daron Norwood found dead

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Daron, Norwood, 49, who released two albums in the 1990s, was founded dead at his apartment in Hereford, Texas on Wednesday.

No cause of death was announced. Police said there were no signs of foul play.

The Texas native signed to Giant Records in 1993. He released a self-titled disc in 1993 and "Ready, Willing and Able" two years later.

Norwood charted six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" reached 26 on the chart, while "Cowboys Don't Cry" was 24th. His second disc yielded three singles, though none reached higher than 48.

In 1994, Norwood co-wrote and sang "Little Boy Lost" on the BNA Records album "Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album." He also sang "Working Elf Blues", a parody of Merle Haggard's "Workin' Man Blues", on the 1995 multi-artist album "Giant Country Christmas, Volume 1."

Norwood quit the music business in 1995 due to his addiction to alcohol. He later become a motivational speaker, warning children of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Norwood released an album, "I Still Believe," in 2012.

CD reviews for Daron Norwood

Ready, Willing and Able
Daron Norwood is a dead ringer for the young David Cassidy, but don't hold that against him. There's a lot of difference between the Texas native who hit the top of the charts with "If It Wasn't For Her, I Wouldn't Have You," and the former front man for the Partridge Family. For one thing, Norwood can sing. Unfortunately, only a few of the songs on his sophomore effort "Ready, Willing and Able"allow Norwood to flex his vocal muscle. Although he has a distinctive baritone and a reputation for a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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