Country legend, Doug Supernaw, has tragically died.
Supernaw, who first arrived on the scene in the 90s, had a huge fan-base and his debut album sold over a half a million copies.
Supernaw died Friday morning aged just 60.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
Rest in peace.
Doug Supernaw has died.Country legend Doug Supernaw has tragically passed away.
Supernaw was born in Texas.Born in Bryan, Texas, back in 1960, Supernaw was introduced to country music by his mother who had a great influence on him.
He was a college drop-out.
Rest In Peace Doug Supernaw. God bless your family all those who loved you.— Clay Walker (@Clay Walker)1605300229.0
But country music was his greatest passion.
Sad to learn Doug Supernaw passed. Scared money. Bad whiskey. Ain’t no way to win. Reno is as good as it gets,… https://t.co/W91fJ2dFal— Marty Smith (@Marty Smith)1605311060.0
He spent years in Nashville.Working as a singer-songwriter and playing with different country bands.
But eventually he formed his own band and moved back to Texas.
We are sad to tell you that we lost Doug Supernaw this morning. After moving to East Texas, we got to know him and… https://t.co/TkK2Bn3hRL— David Ball (@David Ball)1605283306.0
And then Supernaw found success.Supernaw had a No. 1 single in I Don’t Call Him Daddy and sold more than half a million copies of his debut album, Red and Rio Grande.
But one of his biggest hits...Was the classic country song, Reno, which boasts millions upon millions of views on YouTube.
But tragically, his success didn't last long.Supernaw was a tortured artist, struggling with his mental health as well as addiction problems.
Supernaw also ran into trouble with the law.
I’m sad today for the loss of my friend Doug Supernaw. He went to be with Jesus early this morning. Cissy, Jade… https://t.co/u8aUJxRS6s— Doug Stone (@Doug Stone)1605286548.0
"Public intoxication, marijuana possession, nonpayment of child support and assault of a police officer."
Doug Supernaw has passed away after a long battle. His album, Red and Rio Grande, is a TX Music classic. He was a… https://t.co/YQDT7b1GFV— Galleywinter (@Galleywinter)1605284797.0
But many remember Supernaw as a much gentler spirit.
Rest easy Doug Supernaw https://t.co/9RLXB42ywN— 🦋shawnda 🦋 (@🦋shawnda 🦋)1605325488.0
He tracked us down and sent us both gifts, which is very rare for an artist to do. I was touched by his kindness and thoughtfulness. He had a warmth and openness that was real.
Speaking after his death, Lauderdale added:
Just read that Doug Supernaw passed away. For those that don't know, he had a string of hits back in the 90s. Befor… https://t.co/ruFK69hR0V— Finding Charles (@Finding Charles)1605320073.0
Doug was a strong presence on and off stage. I loved his voice. (We) were thrilled when he cut ‘She Never Looks Back,’ and he really nailed it.
Safe home Doug Supernaw. #DamnYou2020 https://t.co/bPsYLXUMxf— Clint Steele, CSFM (@Clint Steele, CSFM)1605338417.0
The road of a country singer has a lot of twists and turns but Doug made it home with an inner strength and the good love of his family, friends and fans. He shared that big heart ’til the end.
Supernaw released a greatest hits album in 2017.
Dang it. RIP Mr. Doug Supernaw. https://t.co/o8zTkPxtHm— Bri Bagwell (@Bri Bagwell)1605315674.0
Supernaw was still being listened to up until his death.
BREAKING: Doug Supernaw, the ’90s country singer best known for his No. 1 single “I Don’t Call Him Daddy,” died pea… https://t.co/kmBlgaejrU— CMT (@CMT)1605286616.0
Confirming his death, a representative said:
RIP Doug Supernaw. We traveled a lot together back in the day. One of a kind. Ride on in peace. -T— Toby Keith (@Toby Keith)1605295723.0
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gold Record Country Artist, Doug Supernaw.
He was just 60.
Sad to hear about Doug Supernaw. I got to jam with him years ago at the white buffalo in Buffalo WY. Also played a… https://t.co/1pDGBpQElW— Ned LeDoux (@Ned LeDoux)1605314009.0
His cause of death was also reported.
RIP Doug Supernaw. One time I was playing at The Firehouse Saloon and out of nowhere he jumped on stage and we jamm… https://t.co/8iQG1pJ3eB— Rich O'Toole (@Rich O'Toole)1605311980.0
Rest in peace.
Doug Supernaw has gone home ... rest easy brother https://t.co/WPw2b4KEzH— The Oak Ridge Boys (@The Oak Ridge Boys)1605286519.0