Dawn Sears

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Dawn Sears
OriginEast Grand Forks, Minnesota, United States
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1991-present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Decca Nashville
Associated actsTracy Byrd, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless
Websitewww.dawnsears.com
 
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Dawn Sears
OriginEast Grand Forks, Minnesota, United States
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active1991-present
LabelsWarner Bros.
Decca Nashville
Associated actsTracy Byrd, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless
Websitewww.dawnsears.com

Dawn Sears is an American country music artist. In addition to her work as a backing vocalist in Vince Gill's band, Dawn has recorded three solo studio albums, of which two were released on major labels. She has also charted one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Biography[edit]

Sears was born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.[1]

Sears began her career in 1990 with the album What a Woman Wants to Hear on Warner Bros. Records. The album produced three minor singles. Because of her debut album's poor performance, Sears had decided to leave the country music scene. However, she later received a call from Vince Gill, who had asked her to join his road band as a harmony vocalist.[2][3] In addition to singing harmony on Gill's 1993 album I Still Believe in You, Sears provided duet vocals on the track "An Out of Control Raging Fire" on Tracy Byrd's 1994 debut album.

In 1994, Sears was signed as the first act on Decca Records' newly-revived country music branch.[2] Her second album, 1994's Nothin' But Good, was issued on Decca,[4] and its lead-off single, "Runaway Train", entered the country music charts. Other singles from the album were unsuccessful, and Dawn exited Decca's roster not long afterward. A self-titled album was released independently in 2002.

Sears returned to her work as a backup vocalist for Gill.[4] She has made appearances on several of Gill's albums, including his 2003 compilation Next Big Thing.[5] Sears has also performed in The Time Jumpers.

In March 2013, Sears was diagnosed with Stage 3B lung cancer.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleAlbum details
What a Woman Wants to Hear
Nothin' but Good
Dawn Sears
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: self-released

Singles[edit]

YearSinglePeak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
1990"San Antone"N/A
"Till You Come Back to Me"What a Woman Wants to Hear
1991"Good Goodbye"77
1994"Runaway Train"6271Nothin' but Good
"Nothin' but Good"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
1990"San Antone"
1991"Good Goodbye"Jim May
1994"Runaway Train"[7]Steven Goldmann
"Nothin' but Good"[8]Michael Salomon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 373. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ a b "This Month's Music: Dawn Sears: "Runaway Train"". New Country 1 (5): 6. July 1994. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  3. ^ "Dawn Sears biography". Dawn Sears.com. Archived from the original on 2007-08-19. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  4. ^ a b McCall, Michael. "Dawn Sears biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Next Big Thing - Vince Gill". Capital News. March 2003. Retrieved 2008-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Dawn Sears Cancer Diagnosis: Time Jumpers Member Undergoing Treatment". Theboot.com. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  7. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dawn Sears : Runaway Train". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dawn Sears : Nothin' But Good". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 

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