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Multi-platinum selling country group BlackHawk is back with a new album, Brothers of the Southland, the band’s first new studio music in 12 years.
Since losing member, Van Stephenson, to cancer in 2001, the group is now comprised of two of the original members, Henry Paul and Dave Robbins. In 2000, Van was diagnosed with cancer and left the group to undergo treatment. He passed away a year later. In his honor, Henry and Dave started the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund, donating proceeds of their efforts to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center.
Brothers of the Southland, which goes on sale July 8, contains three never-before-released tracks featuring Van.
Country Weekly has teamed up with the duo to bring you an exclusive stream of one of the three songs, “Wide Open Spaces,” which you can hear below.