26 September 1960, Houston, Texas, USA. It surprises many to find that Supernaw, which he claims is of French/Native American extraction, is his real name. His mother was a coal miners daughter and a fanatical country music fan, while his father was a scientist who only liked classical music. He learned to play guitar and grew up heavily influenced by fellow Texans George Jones, Gene Watson and Joe Ely. Supernaw briefly attended college on a golf scholarship but dropped out in 1979. He worked on an oil rig before playing with a local band and acting as a local theatre promoter booking country acts. In 1987, he relocated to Nashville, where he worked as a songwriter for four years, before tiring of Music City and returning to Texas. He formed his own band, Texas Steel, and built a reputation playing a residency in Tyler. In 1993, a scout for RCA Records was impressed and sent him back to Nashville, where RCA assigned him to their BNA label. Three singles from...
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