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Zac Hanson, 2007
|Birth name||Zachary Walker Hanson|
|Born||October 22, 1985|
|Origin||Arlington, Virginia, United States|
|Genres||Pop rock, indie rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, guitar, synthesizer|
|Labels||Mercury, Island Def Jam, 3CG|
Zachary Walker "Zac" Hanson (born October 22, 1985) is an American musician, best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson. He plays drums, percussion, piano, guitar and also sings back-up and lead vocals. He was the lead singer on "Go", the second single from The Walk.
Early life and career
Hanson was born on October 22, 1985 in Arlington, Virginia, and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the third child of Walker and Diana Hanson. In 1992, he and his older brothers Isaac and Taylor formed a band called the Hanson Brothers (later shortened to Hanson). In May 1997, the band released their first major album (third studio album), Middle of Nowhere with Mercury Records. The first single, "MMMBop", made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 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 formed their own independent label, 3CG Records. Hanson have released four albums through their own label 3CG Records, the latest is the album Anthem, released in June 2013.
Hanson, at age 11 years 6 months, was the second youngest person ever to be nominated for a Grammy Award (second to Michael Jackson). He holds the title of youngest songwriter nominated for a Grammy (same year).
Hanson is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3CG Records, along with brothers Isaac and Taylor.
In August 2000, Zac Hanson was introduced to Kate Tucker. They began dating in 2001 and their relationship continued for four years before Hanson proposed in March 2005. They were married on June 3, 2006, in a private ceremony held at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. They have three children: John Ira "Shepherd", born May 27, 2008, weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz, Junia Rosa Ruth, born December 15, 2010, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz and George "Abraham" Walker, born October 17, 2013, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz.
- "Zac Hanson to wed longtime girlfriend". USA Today (usatoday.com). Associated Press. 2006-06-02. Retrieved October 28, 2012.
- "Third Child on the Way for Zac Hanson". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zac Hanson.|
- Hanson official website
- Zac Hanson at the Internet Movie Database
- Hanson EW.com
- Hanson is back - older and maybe wiser The Sydney Morning Herald