Zac Hanson

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Zac Hanson
Zac Hanson in 2007
Background information
Birth name Zachary Walker Hanson
Born (1985-10-22) October 22, 1985 (age 29)
Origin Arlington, Virginia, United States
Genres Pop rock, indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, drums, percussion, piano, keyboards, guitar, synthesizer
Years active 1992–present
Labels Mercury, Island Def Jam, 3CG
Associated acts Hanson

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[edit]

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).[1] In May 1997, the band released their first major 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.[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

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

Personal life[edit]

Zachary met Katie Wanta at the same Macy's model competition held in Atlanta, Georgia that older brother Jordan Taylor Hanson met his wife Natalie Anne Bryant, due to the fact that Katie and Natalie were friends and were both there to be in the competition together. Zac and Katie started dating in 2001 then got engaged in early 2005.

Zac and Katie got married June 3, 2006 in front of 140 guests at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

The couple have three children: John Ira Shepherd "Shepherd" Hanson (2008), Junia Rosa Ruth Hanson (2010) and George Abraham Walker "Abraham" Hanson (2013)



  1. ^ "Zac Hanson to wed longtime girlfriend". USA Today ( Associated Press. June 2, 2006. Retrieved October 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Third Child on the Way for Zac Hanson". October 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 

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