For The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre.
Formed in Tampa in 1972, The Outlaws – known for their triple-guitar rock attack and three-part country harmonies – became one of the first acts signed by Clive Davis (at the urging of Ronnie Van Zant) to his then-fledgling Arista Records. The band’s first three albums The Outlaws, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown – featuring such rock radio favorites as “There Goes Another Love Song”, “Green Grass & High Tides”, “Knoxville Girl” and “Freeborn Man” – would become worldwide gold and platinum landmarks of the Southern Rock era. Known as ‘The Florida Guitar Army’ by their fans, The Outlaws earned a formidable reputation as an incendiary live act touring with friends The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Charlie Daniels Band as well as The Doobie Brothers, The Who, Eagles and The Rolling Stones.
Multi-platinum-selling country group BlackHawk is Henry Paul and Dave Robbins. They along with third founding member Van Stephenson exploded on to the country music landscape in 1993 with their debut smash “Goodbye Says It All”. With a dozen top ten hits including two number ones to their credit and album sales that exceed 7 million records, they continue to carve out their own place in music history. In 1999 tragedy struck when Van was diagnosed with melanoma. In 2001 after a long courageous fight Van lost his battle. Henry and Dave have since followed through with his dying wish that BlackHawk continue to make great music and that they try and help find a cure. They established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund in his memory, donating the proceeds of their efforts to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center. They continue to write and record new music and with their incredible band continue to spread BlackHawk’s unique musical message. There is a sincerity and originality in what they do that rings true with audiences everywhere. Great songs are the cornerstones of their career and these songs have touched people both young and old. Their unique musical character has been a catalyst in bringing non-country music fans to the genre.
Blackhawk and the Outlaws is available for corporate events, private shows, milestone celebrations (birthday, anniversary), fundraisers, festivals, and more.