Doug Supernaw, who had a No. 1 country hit in 1993 with “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” has died of cancer, according to his record company. He was 60.
Supernaw was born on Sept. 26, 1960, in Bryan, TX, and earned a golf scholarship at the University of St. Thomas before dropping out to play music in the late 1970s.
He went to Nashville and signed with a publishing company, then transitioned into performing. His first charted single was “Honky Tonkin’ Fool” in 1993, and later that year he scored big with “Reno,” which hit No. 4 on the Billboard country singles chart, and then “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” which topped the chart that December.
Supernaw had several other chart successes after that, including “What’ll You Do About Me” in 1995, which hit No. 16.
A number of arrests and brushes with the law followed. After a 20-year break from music, Supernaw released an album he recorded in 2017.
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No information was available on survivors or a memorial.
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