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.