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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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The Time Jumpers CD review - The Time Jumpers
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: We Banjo 3 beaks down the barriers – The joy is palpable when the music is of the Irish variety. And when you combine that with a typically uptempo bluegrass sound - We Banjo 3 labels its style of music Celtgrass - let's say it makes for one fun night. The group, which has been around since 2011, is a quartet from Galway Ireland comprised of two sets of brothers - the cool looking... »»»
Concert Review: Gayle, Orlando provide good old-fashioned entertainment – Although this pairing of country star Crystal Gayle and Tony Orlando may have - on the surface - appeared to be an odd one, tonight's audience demonstratively loved each performer equally. It was an evening of memorable songs, fun and funny stories and just good old-fashioned entertainment. Gayle opened the show with a strong set of country... »»»
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