Daron Norwood has died at the age of 49.
The country music singer was found in the bedroom of his Texas apartment by his landlord on Wednesday, according to UsWeekly.
The crooner was best known for his Nineties hit songs Cowboys Don’t Cry, If It Wasn’t for Her, I Wouldn’t Have You, My Girl Friday and Bad Dog, No Biscuit. He quit the music business in 1995 because of his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
He was last seen out with friends on Tuesday evening,
According to police spokesman Chief Brent Harrison of the Hereford Police Department, he was discovered around 2 pm on Wednesday afternoon.
‘On July 22nd, 2015, at approximately 2 p.m., officers of the Hereford Police Department, along with medical personnel were sent to the 100 block of Hereford Calle in reference to an unresponsive subject,’ Harrison told Us.
‘On arrival, Daron Norwood, age 49, was found in the bedroom of the apartment, deceased. No signs of foul play were observed and the incident remains under investigation.’
Norwood released three albums: self-titled Daron Norwood in 1993; Ready, Willing And Able in 1995; and I Still Believe in 2012.
Six of his singles were on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. He was twice in the country top 40.
Daron grew up in Texas and then moved to Nashville in 1988. There the the son of a preacher tried to launch his country music career. His idols were Johnny Cash and George Strait.
The vocalist had problems with drugs and alcohol even in the early days of his career.
In 1995 he quit his music career because of his addiction issues. He told the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that during that time period, he was taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels a night.
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.”‘
He added, ‘I hung up the phone. And with that, I looked at my fiancee, Kim, and with tears streaming down my face, I said, “I feel so empty. I’ll probably never sing again.” I felt as low as you could go. At that moment right there, she said, “You will.”‘
On April 15, 2008, Norwood was arrested in Crestview, Florida, for allegedly battering his wife. The charges were dropped after an investigation.
In December 2013 he started posting new music on his Facebook page. Article Link…