If you’re a ’90s country fan then you may remember the name, Doug Supernaw.
Doug found his first success with the top five hit, Reno, in 1993. He followed that up with the #1 hit, I Don’t Call Him Daddy.
Doug had a couple more hits, but as the ’90s closed Doug fell on hard times. He would probably be the first to admit that those hard times were much of his own doing.
The next 10-15 years have seen Doug’s name pop up on occasion in the news down in Texas. Usually not the best news.
But also over recent years there would be videos of Doug singing karaoke in bars. Usually singing along with his hits as people would watch on while drinking their beers.
It seemed that the drive to sing country music was still somewhere in Doug’s soul. Through the years there were also rumors that Dough was still writing songs. On one of the articles about his struggles I remember a woman commenting that she had heard one of Doug’s new songs, The Company I Keep.
Flash forward to 2017…
It looks like Doug has a new manager. Together they’ve put together a new album with Doug re-recording some of his biggest hits along with two new songs including that rumored The Company I Keep.
And it’s a good one.
The Company I Keep – Doug Supernaw
I was afraid that my anticipation would make my expectations too high for this song. How good could a country singer, 20+ years past his prime, sound after years of struggle?
This a great song.
And Doug sounds like a true country singer on this track. Perfect? No. Country? Yes. And you can listen to this one over and over.
I know country fans love sad country songs. They love songs about struggle. The most popular post on CML is the list of the saddest country songs of all time.
It looks like Doug is easing his way back into the country singing life. He has this new music. He has tour dates listed on his website.
I’m rooting for him.
CML Points: 92/100