Daron Norwood Found Dead in Texas Apartment

Daron Norwood Found Dead in Texas Apartment

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of country singer Daron Norwood. According to Lubbock’s NBC affiliate, KCBD, Daron was found dead in his Hereford, Texas, apartment Wednesday night (July 22) at the age of 49.

No cause of death is known at this time, but there is no reason to suspect foul play, according to investigators. He had last been seen with friends on Tuesday night and his body was discovered by his landlord.

Daron’s 1993 debut single, “If It Wasn’t for Her, I Wouldn’t Have You,” and the 1994 follow-up, “Cowboys Don’t Cry,” both reached the Top 30. In 1995, after his sophomore album suffered poor sales, he took a break from recording.

In 2002, he told Country Weekly, “I didn’t quit on life, but I quit the bus, I quit the band, I quit the record deal, quit the shows, the alcohol, the drugs. I quit it all with a phone call to my then-manager saying, ‘I’m done. And I do mean done—with it all.’”

In 1997, he and wife Kim founded Keep It Straight, a drug, alcohol and violence program designed to help children and young adults make better decisions in life. And in 2012, he released the album I Still Believe.

No further details are available.

photo courtesy Lofton Creek Records

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson