Daron Norwood

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Daron Norwood
Born (1965-09-30) September 30, 1965 (age 48)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.[1]
Origin Tahoka, Texas, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1993–present
Labels Giant, KIS

Daron Norwood (born September 30, 1965) is an American country music singer. He has released two albums for Giant Records and has charted six times on Hot Country Songs.

Musical career[edit]

Signed to Giant Records in 1993, he released two albums (1993's Daron Norwood and 1995's Ready, Willing and Able)[2] for the label and charted six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Two singles off his debut album, "If It Wasn't For Her I Wouldn't Have You" and "Cowboys Don't Cry" both made the country Top 40.[1] The title track of his second album was later a Top 20 hit in 1996 for Lari White.

In late 1994, Norwood co-wrote and sang "Little Boy Lost" on the BNA Records album Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album, a tribute to Keith Whitley which featured a mix of original songs, covers of Whitley's material, and new compositions.[3] Norwood 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.[4][1]

Personal life[edit]

On November 5, 1995, Norwood decided to quit his career as a country singer because of his addiction to alcohol. He told the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal that during that time period, he was taking 20 to 25 shots of Jack Daniels a night.[5]

Norwood also serves as a motivational speaker. His program, called "Keep It Straight", was developed to warn children of the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

On April 15, 2008, Norwood was arrested in Crestview, Florida, for allegedly battering his wife.[6] Following a complete investigation, the charges were dropped.[7][8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Daron Norwood
Ready, Willing and Able
  • Release date: March 28, 1995
  • Label: Giant Records
I Still Believe
  • Release date: August 3, 2012
  • Label: D10 records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1993 "If It Wasn't for Her I Wouldn't Have You" 26 12 Daron Norwood
1994 "Cowboys Don't Cry" 24 22
"If I Ever Love Again" 48 52
1995 "Bad Dog, No Biscuit" 50 67 Ready, Willing and Able
"My Girl Friday" 58
2002 "In God We Trust" N/A
2011 "Take Me Back" I Still Believe
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1995 "The Working Elf Blues" 75 Giant Country Christmas Volume 1

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "If It Wasn't for Her, I Wouldn't Have You"[9] Marc Ball
1994 "Cowboys Don't Cry"
"If I Ever Love Again"
1995 "Bad Dog, No Biscuit"
"My Girl Friday"
2002 "In God We Trust"
2010 "Take Me Back"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 296. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Daron Norwood biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Keith Whitley: A Tribute Album review". Allmusic. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Parisien, Roch. "Giant Country Christmas, Vol. 1". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Country singer Norwood teams with golfer for benefit link
  6. ^ http://www.nwfdailynews.com/article/13704
  7. ^ Charges dropped against country music star
  8. ^ Daron Norwood: Country & Christian Artist
  9. ^ "CMT : Videos : Daron Norwood : If It Wasn't For Her". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 12, 2013.