BlackHawk Member Recovers From Surgery

Country group Blackhawk’s Van Stephenson is recovering well from recent surgery for skin cancer (malignant melanoma). He’s expected to make a full recovery, but had to skip out on performing at the Nashville Music Awards on February 10th. Filling in was new Arista label-mate Phil Vasser, who penned BlackHawk’s “Postmarked Birmingham” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.”