Song:I Don't Call Him Daddy
Album:The Kings Of New Country
Doug Supernaw had brief success on the country charts in the mid-90s. I Don't Call Him Daddy was his only number one country hit in 1993. He faded by the late-90s and I don't believe he is in the music business today. He was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Bryan, TX. His mom was a big country music fan and Supernaw listened to George Jones and Gene Watson who was probably his biggest influence. He was also on the high school golf team and attended college on a golf scholarship. Supernaw dropped out of college in 1979 and briefly worked on an oil rig before playing in local bands. He moved to Nashville in 1987 and found work as a session musician. Then he moved back to Texas and formed the band Texas Steel. Supernaw was spotted by Lorrie Morgan's producer Richard Landis. He signed Supernaw to RCA's BNA label. Supernaw's second single Reno reached #4 on the Country Singles chart. Then I Don't Call Him Daddy topped the charts. The song was written by Reed Nielsen and was first recorded by Kenny Rogers in 1987. Nielsen recorded as Nielsen/Pearson in the late 70s and turned to songwriting after that group ended. He has written several songs with Vince Gill. And Landis produced Nielsen/Pearson. Supernaw's career was derailed by a surfing accident, then a car accident and then food poisoning. He recorded a second album for BNA but it didn't do well and Landis took him to Giant Records. The 1995 single Not Enough Hours In The Night reached #3 on the Country Singles chart. That was it. Supernaw recorded in 1999 but the album went nowhere and that's the last time he recorded. His CDs are out of print but you can get I Don't Call Him Daddy on this various artists budget CD. Supernaw's son Phillip Supernaw is currently a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. It doesn't look like Doug Supernaw is in music anymore. But he has been in the news for failure to pay child support and arrests for erratic behaviour and public intoxication. He was even committed to a mental hospital for a time. So Supernaw's glory days are long behind him. Here's the video for I Don't Call Him Daddy by Doug Supernaw.