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Taylor Hanson

Background information
Birth name Jordan Taylor Hanson
Born March 14, 1983 (1983-03-14) (age 26)
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma
Years active 1992–present
Labels Mercury Records (1995–1999)
Island Records (1999–2003)
3CG Records (2003–Present)
S-Curve Records (2009–)

Jordan Taylor Hanson (born March 14, 1983 in Jenks, Oklahoma) is one of the singers in the band Hanson.[1] He also plays keyboard, percussion (including bongos and the tambourine), drums, guitar, and piano. He is also the lead singer of supergroup Tinted Windows.

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Music career

Taylor sings and plays keyboards and the piano with the band Hanson. He and his older brother, Isaac, started the band, initially known as The Hanson Brothers (later changed to just 'Hanson'), in 1992. Isaac was eleven, Taylor nine, and Zac six. They performed as an a cappella group outside clubs in their hometown of Tulsa. On May 6, 1997, the band released their third (first on a major label) studio album, Middle of Nowhere, on a major record label, Mercury Records. The first single, "MMMBop", made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. May 6 has been declared "Hanson Day" in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, in honor of the release of Middle of Nowhere.

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

It was announced in early 2009 that Taylor has, together with former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos and Fountains Of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger, formed a new band called Tinted Windows. This new project will run alongside all the artists' main bands, one of these being Hanson. The band played their first publicised gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 20. Their first album was released on April 21, 2009.[2][3]

Personal life

Taylor is the second oldest child of Clarke Walker Hanson (born June 1, 1954) and Diana Frances Hanson (née Lawyer, born April 30, 1954). He is one of 7 children, his siblings being: Clarke Isaac (born November 17, 1980); Zachary Walker (born October 22, 1985); Jessica Grace (born July 31, 1988); Avery Laurel (born November 4, 1990); Joshua Mackenzie (born January 7, 1994) and Zoë Genevieve (born January 14, 1998).

Taylor in concert in Madrid, 2000

Taylor met his wife, Natalie Anne Bryant, after a performance in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2000, during Hanson's This Time Around Tour. They were introduced by one of the band's roadies. After dating for two years, 19-year-old Taylor and Natalie, then 18, were married on June 8, 2002 at the Ida Cason Chapel in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Natalie was already 4 1/2 months pregnant with their first child, Ezra.[4] The couple has four children: Jordan Ezra (October 31, 2002), Penelope Anne (April 19, 2005), River Samuel (September 4, 2006), and Viggo Moriah (December 9, 2008).[5]

References

  1. ^ "Taylor Hanson Actor's Page". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0361306. Retrieved 2006-12-10.  
  2. ^ Iha, Carlos, Hanson, Schlesinger Form Band
  3. ^ Tinted Windows to Release Debut Album April 21St
  4. ^ Hanson Official Web Site
  5. ^ Taylor Hanson and His Wife Welcome Baby Number 4 December 10, 2008

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