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Chart-topping Country Band BlackHawk to Perform at The Stage
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – Sept. 9, 2019

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico’s Best Bet, welcomes the powerful harmonies and musical stylings of the sensational country band BlackHawk to The Stage on Sunday, Sept. 15, beginning at 8 p.m.

Country band BlackHawk, formed by lead vocalist Henry Paul and singer-songwriter-guitarists Van Stephenson and Dave Robbins, made waves in the country music scene of the ‘90s when their smash single, “Goodbye Says It All” hit the airwaves in 1993. With a fused-together sound of traditional country, southern rock and pop, the band’s unique sense of harmony, carefully crafted lyrics and electrifying performances catapulted the musicians to stardom and into the country music spotlight. Some of the most distinctive country radio hits belong to BlackHawk including “Every Once in A While,” “I Sure Can Smell the Rain,” “I’m Not Strong Enough to Say No,” and “That’s Just About Right.” These songs, along with many others, captured the attention of audiences around the country and led to the band performing for tens of thousands of fans on tour every night, selling over seven million albums and multiple nominations from the Academy of Country Music.

Today, the band’s bond remains a powerful force and is backed by all-star veteran country and southern rock musicians. Together they continue to record new music and perform live shows for their beloved fans that is emotionally and musically engaging, honoring the bands past while embracing its future.

Tickets for BlackHawk’s performance at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel range between $20 and $50 and can be purchased online at Guests must be 21 years old or older to attend.
For more information, please contact The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel at (505) 771-5680.

About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Paula Cronic at (505) 681-2949 or

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