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Country singer Daron Norwood found dead

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – Daron, Norwood, 49, who released two albums in the 1990s, was founded dead at his apartment in Hereford, Texas on Wednesday.

No cause of death was announced. Police said there were no signs of foul play.

The Texas native signed to Giant Records in 1993. He released a self-titled disc in 1993 and "Ready, Willing and Able" two years later.

Norwood charted six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" reached 26 on the chart, while "Cowboys Don't Cry" was 24th. His second disc yielded three singles, though none reached higher than 48.

In 1994, Norwood co-wrote and sang "Little Boy Lost" on the BNA Records album "Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album." He also sang "Working Elf Blues", a parody of Merle Haggard's "Workin' Man Blues", on the 1995 multi-artist album "Giant Country Christmas, Volume 1."

Norwood quit the music business in 1995 due to his addiction to alcohol. He later become a motivational speaker, warning children of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Norwood released an album, "I Still Believe," in 2012.

CD reviews for Daron Norwood

Ready, Willing and Able
Daron Norwood is a dead ringer for the young David Cassidy, but don't hold that against him. There's a lot of difference between the Texas native who hit the top of the charts with "If It Wasn't For Her, I Wouldn't Have You," and the former front man for the Partridge Family. For one thing, Norwood can sing. Unfortunately, only a few of the songs on his sophomore effort "Ready, Willing and Able"allow Norwood to flex his vocal muscle. Although he has a distinctive baritone and a reputation for a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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