Supernaw dies of cancer
Friday, November 13, 2020
– Doug Supernaw, who scored three number one hits, died today of cancer today at 60.
Supernaw was diagnosed in February 2019 with Advanced stage IV lung and bladder cancer and after aggressive treatment, the cancer spread to his brain and spine and placed in hospice care in October. He passed away peacefully at his home in Texas today.
Supernaw, charted 11 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Track charts with three number one singles, "Reno," "I Don't Call Him Daddy," and "Not Enough Hours In The Night."
Supernaw was born on Sept. 26, 1960, in Bryan, Texas. His mother exposed him to country music. After dropping out of college in 1979, he briefly worked on an oil rig before serving as a musician in local bands. He moved to Nashville in 1987, where he found work as a session songwriter. After four years in Nashville, he moved back to Texas, where he founded a band called Texas Steel.
An A&R representative discovered Supernaw and signed him to BNA Records in 1993. Supernaw released four studio albums: "Red and Rio Grande" (1993), "Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind" (1994), "You Still Got Me" (1995) and "Fadin' Renegade." (1999). He had moved to Giant Records and later recorded for several small Texas labels.
After taking a long recording break, Supernaw returned to music in 2016 in local venues in Texas. He returned to the recording studio in 2017 on the independent B&G Records label, Supernaw re-recorded his hits as "Greatest Hits," which was released on April 1, 2017. The album included two new songs: "Here's My Heart" and "The Company I Keep."