BlackHawk signs with indie label
Sunday, February 5, 2006
– BlackHawk has signed with indie label, Rust Records Nashville.
The trio - now comprised of Henry Paul, Dave Robbins and Anthony Crawford - has enjoyed many hits, including ""Goodbye Says It All" and "That's Just About Right," although they have been off the charts for awhile.
After the passing of founding member Van Stephenson in 2001, the band took a four-year hiatus and established a charity for leukemia research in Stephenson's honor.
BlackHawk returns this spring with the album "Voices," although the label did not announce a release date. Their first single "Better at Hello," will be shipped to radio April 24.
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In 1994, BlackHawk came onto the country scene with an exciting raw sound mixing rock guitars with tinkling mandolin and Henry Paul's distinctive, rough lead vocal with the harmonies of Van Stephenson and Dave Robbins. By last year's "Love and Gravity," that sound had been diluted, and they had a hard time getting radio airplay.
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