From Brad on 2:
Country trio BlackHawk (Goodbye Says It All) will make a $15,000 donation next week to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in memory of their former member and co-founder, Van Stephenson, who died in 2001 from skin cancer.
The group set up a memorial fund in Van’s name when he passed away. The $15,000 will be used for melanoma research.
The two other guys, Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, have taken on a new member, Anthony Craword, and they’ve now got a deal with newly-formed Rust Records.
[Sorry for the space-wasting picture layout, but for whatever reason, image alignment breaks in this template and I don’t know why.]
First of all, I love this news. For obvious personal reasons, it touches me to see the $15K being donated and earmarked for melanoma research.
Secondly, the fact that they’ve regrouped and have a new deal inspired me to write a song. But it was taken from one of the 13 songs I already drafted this month, so my NaSoWriMo count didn’t increase. Oh well.
Thirdly, and I truly don’t mean to sound in any way disrespectful, but didn’t Van Stephenson (at least in that picture) look a lot like (a younger) Timothy Busfield (with a mullet)?