Posted on Mar 6, 2013 in News | 29 comments
Dawn Sears, stellar vocalist and member of Rounder Record’s 4-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers, has been diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer. Sears is also a long-time member of Vince Gill’s touring band. She is currently undergoing treatment in Nashville, TN and plans to continue performing at the band’s regular Monday night show at 3rd & Lindsley until her treatment dictates otherwise.
Sears’ husband and band mate Kenny Sears has asked for the family’s privacy to be considered as they move through this very difficult period.
We saw Time Jumpers for the 1st time this past Monday, and when Vince Gill did the setup for "Faint of Heart" he said he normally sings it with Dawn. He did a very subtle slight mention of a health issue. You could tell his performance was done with much love, and only today, when I searched for The Time Jumpers information, did I learn why. I know you will be surrounded by love, family, and prayers, but please know total strangers are including you in their prayers. Become well swiftly and never doubt yourself about finding your way to complete healing.
Hang in there!
Our hearts go out to Dawn and her family as well as her musical "family"…and our prayers and positive thoughts are heading her way.. Donna -for- "The Sisters…."
Praying for her and her family
Praying for ms.Rhonda,also I hope she is doing well
All's well so far…everyone has been so very kind…!! Thanks so much…!!!
Stay srong ladies!!! Leave it in the hands of the ONE who heals!
Kenny and Dawn,
My wife Pam and I come to hear the Time Jumpers at least twice a year when we come from the Pacific Northwest to visit family. We add our prayers to the hundreds of others. God bless you guys and your family.
My words exactly!!!!!!!
I am so sorry to hear. Praying for all of you as you navigate through this time.
Heartbreaking. We saw The Time Keepers perform in Easton, PA a few weeks back. Wonderful. Sending positive thoughts your way.
Prayers for Dawn and her family.
my prayers go to her too…..good vibrations for her recovering and remission of this cancer
Dawn, best wishes to you and your loved ones — I know that friends, family, fans, and total strangers are all rooting for you and hoping for your complete recovery…
Ms. Sears I am trully sorry to read this news. I had not heard of this band or heard you sing until today. I was watching Bluegrass Underground and you knocked my socks off with that voice of yours. Course the whole entire band wowed me. I want to say I'm a little embarassed that I'm just now learning of you all but better late than never. Besides I see a new record collection in my future. I just want to say you are in my prayers. Thank you, your new friend, Sharon Ringshauser
Dawn, my prayers are with you and your family/friends.. I heard of you this past Winter and was asked to sing your songs for a show. I was told our voices were so much alike.. so, I found you on youtube, and your style of music/songs fit perfect.. I'm not as good as you, but I'm working very hard to be close.. I'm sure our Father will heal you, for your place is here to inspire people like me. Your songs touch the hearts of many fans.. It's an honor to know you and God Bless You.
you aresuch an incredible talent — I would gladly take your place — really the emotion you put into your vocals makes you one of the all time greats — why the hell you are, nt a member of the G O O is beyond me — Vince G. I know you agree — you can make this happen — Mr. acuff would agree?
we will pray for u. u r my favourite singer, I love time jumpers, god bless. xx
Get well keep fighting!
get well keep fighting
You have my prayers!
we come to listen to The Time Jumpers every time we come their, Dawn sending prayers and hugs to you both.
Our very best wishes to you from the UK. The best night of my life was to visit The Station Inn and have you sing Leaving and Sayin Gooodbye. May god bless and look after you.
Very sad to hear the news of Dawn being hospitalized today,,, sending up healthy prayer for you from our family to yours….Shauna Lee.
Healing thoughts and prayers are with you Dawn.
Prayers coming from way out in Oregon Dawn! You hang in there during treatment 'cause God's going to take create care of you!
Dawn I'm praying for you, you are stellar vocalist. My wife and I are planning a trip to Nashville to hear the Time Jumpers I hope to hear you in person. I ask that Jesus takes control of the situation and that you feel His presence.
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