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Douglas Anderson (Doug) Supernaw (born September 26, 1960 in Bryan, Texasmarker) is an American country music artist. After several years performing as a local musician throughout the state of Texasmarker, he signed with BNA Records in 1993, releasing his debut album that year.

Supernaw has released four studio albums: Red and Rio Grande (1993), Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind (1994), You Still Got Me (1995), and Fadin' Renegade (1999), as well as a compilation album, 1997's The Encore Collection. Between 1993 and 1996, he charted eleven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, including "I Don't Call Him Daddy", a Number One single in late 1993.

Although he has not recorded an album since 1999, Supernaw has been the subject of media attention, stemming from a series of arrests and court trials.

Biography

Doug Supernaw was born on September 26, 1960, in Bryan, Texasmarker. His mother, a fan of country music, exposed him to acts such as George Jones and Gene Watson, by whose works he would later be influenced. Supernaw later attended college on a golfing scholarship; after dropping out of college in 1979, he briefly worked on an oil rig before serving as a musician in local bands. Doug moved to Nashville, Tennesseemarker in 1987, where he found work as a session songwriter. After four years in Nashville, however, he moved back to Texas, where he founded a band called Texas Steel.

1993-1995: BNA Records

An A&R executive for RCA Records discovered Supernaw, and signed him to the label's BNA Entertainment (now BNA Records) division in 1993. That year, Supernaw released his debut album, Red and Rio Grande. Overall, four singles were released from the album, starting with "Honky Tonkin' Fool", which failed to enter Top 40 on the Billboard country music charts. "Reno", the second single, reached Top 5 soon afterward, while its follow-up, "I Don't Call Him Daddy" (previously a #86 single in 1988 for Kenny Rogers), became Supernaw's only Number One single by the end of the year. The album went on to achieve gold certification in the United States.

A series of injuries nearly ended Supernaw's career after his first album's release. After recovering from a broken neck suffered while surfing, he was involved in a head-on car collision. Finally, he was hospitalized after a nearly-fatal case of food poisoning. Once he had recovered from the food poisoning, he recorded his second album for BNA, 1994's Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind. Of the album's three singles, only the Dennis Linde-penned "What'll You Do About Me" (previously a single in 1984 for Steve Earle, and in 1992 for The Forester Sisters) entered Top 40 on the country music charts. Shortly after the second album's release, he exited BNA's roster.

1995-1999: Final Albums

In 1995, he was signed to Giant Records, where he recorded and released his third major-label album, You Still Got Me, in 1996. Although its first single, "Not Enough Hours in the Night", reached a peak of #3 on the country singles charts, neither of the album's other singles reached Top 40, and he left Giant Records not long afterward. He also made an appearance on Stars and Stripes Vol. 1, a 1997 compilation album issued by The Beach Boys, featuring the Beach Boys performing their own songs along with other country music artists; Supernaw contributed to the track "Long Tall Texan". His first compilation album, entitled The Encore Collection, was issued by Sony BMG Special Products in 1997.

Supernaw's third and final recording contract was with the small, independent Tack label, on which he released Fadin' Renegade in 1999. The album's two singles, the title track and "21-17", both failed to enter the country music charts, although the latter song's music video gained popularity on the television networks CMT and GAC.

Present Day Legal Problems

Supernaw was committed to a mental institution in July 2007 per a ruling by a Brazos County, TXmarker judge, after making bizarre statements in court, including claims of a "political economic conspiracy" against him, international kidnapping, being used as a marijuana "test monkey" by the government, and other wild accusations.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album Peak chart positions RIAA
US Country US US Heat CAN Country
1993 Red and Rio Grande 27 147 3 18 Gold
1994 Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind
  • Released: September 13, 1994
  • Label: BNA Records
48 19
1995 You Still Got Me 42 19 31
1999 Fadin' Renegade
  • Released: August 31, 1999
  • Label: Tack
"—" denotes the album failed to chart, not released, or not certified


Compilation albums

Year Album
1997 The Encore Collection
  • Released: November 18, 1997
  • Label: BMG Special


Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country CAN Country
1993 "Honky Tonkin' Fool" 50 Red and Rio Grande
"Reno" 4 12
"I Don't Call Him Daddy" 1 27
1994 "Red and Rio Grande" 23 28
"State Fair" 55 Deep Thoughts from a Shallow Mind
"You Never Even Call Me by My Name" (w/ David Allan Coe) 60 68
1995 "What'll You Do About Me" 16 26
"Not Enough Hours in the Night" 3 4 You Still Got Me
1996 "She Never Looks Back" 51
"You Still Got Me" 53 69
"Long Tall Texan" (w/ The Beach Boys) 69 82 Stars & Stripes, Vol. 1
1999 "Fadin' Renegade" Fadin' Renegade
"21-17"


Music videos

Year Video Director
1993 "Honky Tonkin' Fool" Richard Jernigan
"Reno" Sherman Halsey
"I Don't Call Him Daddy"
1994 "State Fair"
1995 "Not Enough Hours in the Night" Steven T. Miller/R. Brad Murano
1996 "She Never Looks Back" Doug Supernaw
"Long Tall Texan" (w/ The Beach Boys)
1999 "21-17"


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