Singer Daron Norwood Dead at 49

Hit Country Charts With "Cowboys Don’t Cry," "If It Wasn’t for Her I Wouldn’t Have You"

Daron Norwood, who charted on Giant Records between 1993 and 1995 with “Cowboys Don’t Cry,” “If It Wasn’t for Her I Wouldn’t Have You” and four other singles, was found dead Wednesday afternoon (July 22) in his apartment in Hereford, Texas. He was 49.

A statement from the Hereford police department said there were no signs of foul play but that the death is still under investigation.

According to a story in the Fort Worth Star Telegram newspaper, Norwood was last seen alive Tuesday night and that his landlord discovered the body.

Norwood was born Sept. 30, 1965 in Tahoka, Texas. His other charted singles were “If I Ever Love Again,” “Bad Dog, No Biscuit,” “My Girl Friday” and a novelty tune, “The Working Elf Blues,” from the album Giant Country Christmas, Volume 1.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.