Toby Keith Pays Tribute to Doug Supernaw After the Country Singer’s Death at 60

by Chris Haney

On Friday, the record label of ’90s country singer Doug Supernaw announced that the musician has passed away at age 60. An outpouring of condolences by friends and fans alike took over social media following the sad news, including from country star Toby Keith.

Keith shared a short but touching message after he heard of Supernaw’s death. The “Red Solo Cup” singer honored his late friend with a post on his Twitter account. He shared that the two traveled a lot together “back in the day,” presumably while on tour. He called Supernaw “one of a kind.”

“RIP Doug Supernaw,” Keith wrote to his friend. “We traveled a lot together back in the day. One of a kind. Ride on in peace. -T.”

Supernaw Loses His Fight with Lung and Bladder Cancer

B&G Records, Supernaw’s record label, announced the musician’s death on Friday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gold Record Country Artist, Doug Supernaw,” B&G Records said in a statement.

In 2019, the country star received news from his doctors that he had advanced stage 4 lung and bladder cancer. B&G Records said Supernaw began an “aggressive treatment schedule with the hopes of shrinking his numerous cancer cells.” However, the cancer started to spread and Hospice took over care of the singer during his final weeks.

“Fighting the good fight for almost two years, Doug’s cancer had spread to his brain and spine. He was placed in Hospice care in October 2020,” the record label’s statement said.

The Texas native passed away while surrounded by his family in his home state. He is survived by his third wife, Cissy Allen, his children, and grandchildren.

Supernaw is most well-known for his ’90s hits “Reno” and “I Don’t Call Him Daddy.” In 1993, his debut album, “Red and Rio Grande,” released and went on to receive gold certification. “I Don’t Call Him Daddy” flew up the charts, and became a No. 1 hit for the singer. The song told the story of a divorced father and his son. The accompanying music video that released the same year, featured the musician and his real son.