- Date of Birth:
- September 30, 1965
Daron Norwood (born September 30, 1965 in Lubbox, Texas) was an American country music singer. Daron started singing at a young age, joining his family to sing Gospel music. After graduating high school, Daron left his home of Tahoka, Texas for Nashville. While there, Daron played piano for artists Jim Ed Brown, Rex Allen and Shelly West. Daron’s demo landed him a spot at the Buckboard Country Music Showcase. After a successful performance at Buckboard, Daron was discovered by Danny Davenport and signed to Giant Records. His self-titled album was released in 1994. It contained his hit singles “If It Wasn’t For Her (I Wouldn’t Have You)” and “Cowboys Don’t Cry.” His sophomore release, 1995’s Ready, Willing and Able, contained the songs “Bad Dog, No Biscuit,” “My Girl Friday” and the title track. While it received positive reviews, it didn’t produce any major hits. Daron was slected by Lorrie Morgan to write and record a cover of “Little Boy Lost” on the Keith Whitley Tribute Album. Daron’s contribution to the release earned him a Gold Record. After a break from music, Daron returned to release I Still Believe in 2012. On July 22, 2015, Daron was found dead in his Hereford, Texas home. At the time of his death, no foul play was suspected.
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Daron Norwood was best known as an American Country music singer, for his hits “Cowboys Don’t Cry” and “If It Wasn’t For Her.”
Daron quit music in 1995 to deal with his alcohol addiction, reportedly taking up to 25 shots of Jack Daniels a night. Daron and his wife started the Keep It Straight organization. He served as a motivational speaker to over 200,000 kids, warning them over the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Daron had a wife, Kim, and a daughter, Krista.