Discover New Music is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your profile Close window

Van Stephenson


Everyone’s tags

More tags


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.


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.


Top Albums

Listening Trend

1,069listeners all time
16,986scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a profile


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.
  • 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


    6 Nov 2008 Reply

Top Listeners