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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