BlackHawk have announced that they will be returning to country music with the release of a new album.

Band mates Henry Paul and Dave Robbins signed with Loud & Proud Records, and are working on finishing 'Brothers of the Southland,' which is set for release in the late spring. The album will be the first studio release from the group in 12 years.

The band's third original member, Van Stephenson, was diagnosed with melanoma in 1999 and lost his battle with the disease in 2001. After his death, Paul and Robbins created the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund, which feeds funds to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center.

"['Brothers of the Southland'] represents the band through the years and their many hits, the adversity they faced, and Henry and Dave’s decision to continue their musical journey together," Loud & Proud owner & President Tom Lipsky says in a press release. "BlackHawk's sound remains a beautiful blend of melody and harmony, with genuine and purposeful lyrics, and Loud & Proud is excited to be their label partner. We know their legions of fans are going to love experiencing this new music.”

“We’re thrilled to be working with Tom Lipsky and Loud & Proud,” Paul says. “His belief, commitment and appreciation for our music has us excited for the future. We’re looking forward to the next chapter of our story.”

More information about the new album and upcoming tour dates is available at

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