Country siren Jennifer Hanson was born in 1973 to a pair of working musicians in La Habra, CA, where she cultivated the knowledge and experience that would lead her to an inevitable career in music.
Like idols Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt, Hanson discovered Nashville at a young age, testing the waters during the early '90s before establishing a home there in 1995. She met husband/songwriter Mark Nesler in 1997, signed a publishing deal with Acuff Rose the year after, and by 2000 had inked a deal with Capitol. Her blend of pop/rock and glossy new country hit the airwaves in 2002 with the single "Beautiful Goodbye." She released her self-titled debut in February 2003. Although she wouldn't release an album for the next few years her songs were being performed by the likes of the Wreckers ("Leave the Pieces") and former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington ("Different World"). In 2007 she reappeared on the Nashville South label with the single "Joyride." ~ James Christopher Monger