Doug Supernaw, the ’90s country singer best known for his No. 1 single I Don’t Call Him Daddy, died peacefully at home in Texas on Friday (November 13) of lung and bladder cancer.
He was introduced to country music by his mother, an avid George Jones and Gene Watson fan. He attended college on a golf scholarship, but dropped out to work on an oil rig. He eventually moved to Nashville and found work as a songwriter. As a performer, 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), as well as two compilation albums, 1997’s The Encore Collection, and 2017’s Greatest Hits. Between 1993 and 1996, he charted 11 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, including I Don’t Call Him Daddy, his only number one single in late 1993.
Doug Supernaw was 60.