Nashville, Tenn. (June 1, 2023) — Last week, country group BlackHawk and southern rock band The Outlaws, continued their yearly charitable giving, this time donating a collective $75,0000 to MusiCares and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

Henry Paul, a member of BlackHawk, as well as the sole original active member of The Outlaws, presented a $50,000 check to Vanderbilt on behalf of BlackHawk’s “Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund.” Stephenson, a founding member of BlackHawk, passed away from melanoma in 2001. Additionally, The Outlaws donated $25,000 to MusiCares.

“BlackHawk’s commitment to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center goes back to the mid-nineties and our involvement with the charity event, Country In The Rockies,” explains Paul. “Since establishing our own 501C in the early 2000’s, in the name of our diseased bandmate Van Stephenson, we have donated close to $500,000 to the research lab for cancer research.”

BlackHawk and The Outlaws plan to continue their annual donations for years to come.

“In 2014, The Outlaws established MusiCares as the beneficiary of their charitable efforts and have since donated close to $150,000 to that outstanding organization,” Paul continues. “Our charity director, Lori Eyler, works tirelessly in these fundraising efforts, and we’d like to recognize Bobby Orr, and the Robert E. & Marie Orr Smith Foundation for their generous support.” 

About BlackHawk

For more than 30 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over seven million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ’90s, and still draws tens of thousands of fans to their electrifying live performances. Today, BlackHawk continues to honor its past as it forges its future, and does it all with a commitment that takes the group’s music – and harmony – to a whole new level.

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About The Outlaws

For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the southern rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the  road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.

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