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Van Stephenson

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Van Stephenson (March 24, 1954 - April 8, 2001) was an American singer-songwriter. He scored two US Billboard Hot 100 hits in the 1980s as a solo artist, and later became tenor vocalist in the country music band BlackHawk in the 1990s. In addition, Van co-wrote several singles for other artists, such as Restless Heart. Van died of Melanoma in 2001.

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Stephenson was born in Hamilton, Ohio but moved to Nashville, Tennessee when he was ten years old, and played in garage bands as a teenager. He graduated from seminary school and wrote songs on the side in the 1970s; his first chart hit as a songwriter was for Crystal Gayle, who cracked the US country Top Ten with his “Your Kisses Will” in 1979. Stephenson went on to write hits for Kenny Rogers, Dan Seals, Janie Fricke, and John Anderson. Partnering with Dave Robbins, Stephenson wrote a string of hits for Restless Heart, and would continue to work with Robbins later in his career.
First album “China Girl” was released in 1981
Stephenson landed a recording contract of his own, and his album, Righteous Anger, was released in 1984. He scored big on the Billboard charts with “Modern Day Delilah”, peaking at #22, and a second hit, “What the Big Girls Do”, peaked at #45.

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  • maluaraujo

    fucking awesome! you guys must try the whole cds instead of just listen modern day delilah (amazing too, but it's just one song), they are full of great songs in the best 80s style

    19 Jul 10:39pm Reply
  • divianb

    Modern Day Delilah es la cancion que a mi mas me costo conseguir. Dure como 16 años tratando de conseguirla , en una epoca que no existia el MP3.

    15 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ramiroreguerin

    no saben cuanto me costo conseguir Modern Day Delilah ... me fascina, no se puede creer que tan buen musico tenga tan poca repercusión ..

    4 Jul 2009 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    Modern Day Delilah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • edsonbrogni

    NO SECRETS IS THE BEST

    6 Nov 2008 Reply

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