Sunday, October 17, 2010

Zac's life

Zachary Walker "Zac" Hanson (born October 22, 1985) is an American musician, known as a member of the pop band Hanson. He can play percussion, piano, guitar and drums and also sings backing vocals and lead vocals. He was lead singer on "Go", the first single from The Walk.

Early life and career

Hanson was born in Arlington, Virginia, and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the third child of Walker and Diana Hanson. In May 1997, the band released their third studio album (and first on a major label), Middle of Nowhere. The first single, "MMMBop", made it to number one on recording industry sales charts worldwide. Hanson is one of the youngest artists ever to have a number one single (UK & US charts), second only to Michael Jackson.

After releasing three albums through the record company Island Def Jam (formerly Mercury Records), the band parted ways with the label in 2003 due to irreconcilable differences and formed their own independent label, 3CG Records.

He is the second youngest person to ever be nominated for a Grammy award at age 12 (second to Michael Jackson). He holds the title of youngest songwriter nominated for a Grammy (same year).

Personal life

In August 2000, Hanson was introduced to amateur model Kathryn "Kate" Tucker(born November 29, 1983). The two began dating in 2001 and their relationship continued for four years before Hanson proposed in February 2005. They were married on June 3, 2006, in a private ceremony held at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. In the July 27, 2007 issue of People magazine, Hanson and Tucker stated that they planned to "wait a while" before having children. In November 2007, they announced that they would be expecting their first child in May 2008.

In People magazine, Hanson said of impending fatherhood, "I can't wait to meet this person....It will be fun to see five little ones grow up together. I know watching them will inspire a lot of music." The couple's son John Ira Shepherd Hanson ("Shepherd") was born on May 27, 2008 in Tulsa.

On July 2, 2010 in People magazine, Hanson and his wife Kate announced that they are expecting their second child, and the rocker couldn’t be more thrilled, "I am so excited about the new addition to our growing family and for the stories and inspiration this person will bring to the world."

3CG Records

He is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3CG Records along with his brothers Isaac and Taylor.

Isaac Hanson · Taylor Hanson · Zac Hanson

Studio albums Boomerang · MMMBop · Middle of Nowhere · Snowed In · This Time Around · Underneath · The Walk · Shout It Out

Singles "MMMBop" · "Where's the Love" · "I Will Come to You" · "Weird" · "Thinking of You" · "If Only" · "This Time Around" · "Penny & Me" · "Lost Without Each Other" · "Great Divide" · "Go" · "Thinking 'Bout Somethin'"
Compilations 3 Car Garage · MMMBop: The Collection · 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Hanson · Middle of Nowhere Acoustic' ·

Live From Albertane · The Best of Hanson: Live & Electric

EPs Underneath Acoustic · Take the Walk · Stand Up, Stand Up

Videos and DVDs The Road to Albertane · At the Fillmore · Strong Enough to Break · Underneath Acoustic Live

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