Sears diagnosed with lung cancer
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
– Dawn Sears, vocalist and member of Rounder Record's four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer, her label disclosed Wednesday.
Sears is also a long-time member of Vince Gill's touring band. She is currently undergoing treatment in Nashville and plans to continue performing at the band's regular Monday night show at 3rd & Lindsley until her treatment dictates otherwise.
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After more than a decade as perhaps the most wildly successful "pickup band" in the long history of country music, the Time Jumpers released their self-titled first studio effort in 2012 (there had been a couple of previous live discs) to enthusiastic reviews. Their plans for a follow-up release were sidetracked when their sterling lead female vocalist Dawn Sears began a 2-year struggle with cancer that she finally lost in December 2014. As the only woman in the cast of a dozen of »»»
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