The Hansons’ Next Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to the Famous Family’s Kids

US Magazine

The Hansons Next Generation

Isaac HansonTaylor Hanson and Zac Hanson formed their band in 1992, and while they’re still performing as The Hansons, they’ve all taken on a new role over the years — fatherhood!

Taylor was the first of his brothers to start a family and welcomed his and wife Natalie Hanson‘s eldest son, Jordan (sic- Ezra), in 2002. Daughter Penelope arrived three years later, followed by River, Viggo, Wilhelmina and Claude (sic – Indy). Their seventh child, Maybellene, was born in 2020.

Taylor gushed to Today’s Parents in November 2017 about the benefits of a “bigger family,” explaining, “Everybody develops this innate ability to figure out how to compromise, work with others and realize that the entire world doesn’t revolve around you. It also encourages you to be an individual because you can clearly see your differences from a brother or sister. I see that with my kids: They’re very different, but I see that they love and respect one another.”

He went on to say that his kids were like “a crew” — which became a reality in 2019 when he took the little ones “on the road” during his tour.

“Because of the timing of these shows and everything going on with us, we decided now was a great time to stick together and do this as a family,” Natalie wrote via Instagram at the time. “So, we are back on the road! It’s been awhile since we’ve had the whole crew with us full time and its crazy to think how little they were in years past. Now we have these big kids who are so cool and fun and help out big time. So all you parents of little ones out there, hang in there! It gets awesome!”

As for Isaac and Zac, the brothers have three and four kids, respectively. Isaac shares Clarke (sic – Everett), James (sic – Monroe) and Nina (sic- Odette) with his wife, Nicole Hanson, while Zac and wife Kathryn Hanson are the parents of John (sic – Shepherd), Junia, George (sic- Abraham) and Mary (sic- Lucille).

In January 2021, Us Weekly confirmed that Kathryn is pregnant with their fifth child. “We feel really fulfilled and complete with five!” her husband exclusively told Us later that same month.

The Man Bun member added at the time: “We always try to make music a really natural part of our kids’ lives and encourage them to enjoy and pursue it without feeling pressure to perform or make a career out of it.”

Keep scrolling for a breakdown of the Hanson brothers’ children.

COVID cancels Hanson’s Oklahoma Hop Jam festival for second straight year

The Oklahoman

Hanson [Photo provided]

TULSA – For the second straight year, Tulsa sibling pop band Hanson has canceled its hometown Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Grammy-nominated trio – brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson – announced the cancellation of the spring 2021 event in a letter addressed to beer and music fans at www.thehopjam.com.

The letter also includes an expected return date for the festival: May 22, 2022.

“The Hop Jam has always been about bringing people together to celebrate the incredible convergence of great craft beer and music. With thousands of you joining us very year from near and far, YOU have helped to make The Hop Jam the largest craft beer and music festival in Oklahoma, and one of the premier craft beer events in the nation,” the letter reads.

“With an event of this scale (and Awesomeness!) we also recognize that we have to look at maintaining your health and safety at a larger scale. With this in mind, we have made the hard decision that The Hop Jam will not take place this year as planned. We are working still on ways the Hop Jam can promote and celebrate the craft beer and music community in 2021, while focusing our excitement and energy on returning 22nd May 2022.

“We are so proud of the community we have built with The Hop Jam starting in 2014 and we know that the best is still yet to come.”

Over their first 25 years as the band, the Hanson brothers have made a significant mark in music. Starting in 1992, they spent their first five years building a fan base as an independent band in their hometown of Tulsa, where the sibling trio is still based.

After signing a record deal, Hanson saw a meteoric rise with the 1997 international smash single “MMMBop,” from the band’s debut album “Middle Of Nowhere,” followed by consecutive top 40 singles. A long line of hits, five more studio albums, multiple Grammy nominations and more than 16 million album sales followed.

Over its second decade, the band charted its own course, running an independent label while maintaining a global fan base.

In 2013, the band launched Hanson Brothers Beer, premiering their new venture with a signature Pale Ale, Mmmhops, and in 2014 they launched The Hop Jam, which boasts 40,000 attendees annually.

“The festival was born with the idea of bringing together two things we’re passionate about, and I think what we backed into is two really great fan bases: music fans … and then the craft beer community, which has been growing,” Taylor Hanson told me in a 2019 interview. 

“We’ve been very driven each year to grow and to stretch and to really innovate any way we can with the festival and make sure it’s pushing boundaries. But I think the overall success is really just that we’re a part of something that resonates. We’re part of, I think, a movement to return to downtown with energy and business and the vision for our city and our state and also the growth of craft beer and what that’s doing across the country. We were able to, I think, crystallize those things in a form that really resonates, and there’s a lot of passion to tap into, which we’re really proud to be a part of. And we feel like is going to build for a long time.”

The Hop Jam is billed as Oklahoma’s largest beer and music festival. The 2020 Hop Jam also was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, Hanson took to Facebook today to announce that its Hanson Day hometown fan gathering will be reimagined this year due to the pandemic.

Features Writer Brandy “BAM” McDonnell covers Oklahoma’s arts, entertainment and cultural sectors for The Oklahoman and Oklahoman.com. Reach her at bmcdonnell@oklahoman.com, www.facebook.com/brandybammcdonnell and twitter.com/BAMOK. Please support work by her and her colleagues by subscribing at oklahoman.com/subscribe 

Hop Jam canceled for 2021, but asking fans to keep buying local brews, supporting music

KTUL

Hop Jam (File)

Hop Jam has quickly become known as one of the biggest and best parties in town. It’s something Taylor Hanson takes immense pride in.

“You see behind me, this is one of my music spaces and office here. I’m very proud of Hop Jam, thinking about the years we’ve done it. The Hop Jam has an identity and a personality and it’s very much a champion of the community it’s a part of,” said Hanson.

The Hansons and other organizers had to pull the plug on the 2020 event due to the pandemic. Now, 2021 is falling victim as well.

“The uncertainty of 2021 is still out there for a large scale event like Hop Jam. Making the difficult decision to say, you know what, let’s look forward to 2022,” he said.

Hop Jam is not as simple as setting up a stage and inviting some bands to play and breweries to sell beer. It’s a lot of moving parts, very few of which can be guaranteed.

“You sort of build a city in a day and tear it down. You have staff, guests, music fans, brewers, you have food and beverage, you have security,” said Hanson.

So 2022 it is, but Hanson is asking everyone to not wait until then to give your business to these businesses and bands that could really use a hand,

“We’re hoping that everyone stays in that headspace so that we can continue to have that incredible collection, not just for brewers and music from all over the country and world, but make sure that we have a really strong and robust craft brew industry that’s calling Oklahoma home,” Hanson said.

As for Hop Jam 2022…

“It’s hard to believe we can even possibly be thinking about this much time passing, I know everyone is thinking you kind of want to pinch yourself, but we are all going to be ready to get together and celebrate.”

Why Zac Hanson Isn’t Putting ‘Pressure’ on His Kids to Follow in His Musical Footsteps

US Magazine 

Why Zac Hanson Isnt Putting Pressure on His Kids to Follow in His Musical Footsteps

Leaving their options open! Zac Hanson isn’t pushing his four children to team up for a second-generation Hanson band.

“We always try to make music a really natural part of our kids’ lives and encourage them to enjoy and pursue it without feeling pressure to perform or make a career out of it,” the Hanson member’s wife, Kate Tucker, exclusively told Us Weekly on Saturday, January 23.

Natalie Hanson Why Zac Hanson Isnt Putting Pressure on His Kids to Follow in His Musical Footsteps
Zac Hanson’s wife Kate Hanson and their children Courtesy Zac Hanson/Instagram

She and the Man Bun musician, 35, share John, 12, Junia, 10, George, 7, and Mary, 4, and announced earlier this month that they are expecting baby No. 5. “The biggest difference this time around has been how much more aware and excited our kids are about the new baby now that they’re older,” Tucker told Us of her pregnancy.

The couple added that they don’t want to expand their family further, explaining “We feel really fulfilled and complete with five!” While they await their upcoming arrival, the pair are enjoying quarantine with their four kids, which have included “magical moments” and “intense mornings coaching tired tweens through Zoom classes.”

Hanson’s brothers, Taylor Hanson and Isaac Hanson, both have big families as well. Taylor, 37, shares Jordan, 18, Penelope, 15, River, 14, Viggo, 12, Wilhelmina, 8, and Claude, 2, with Natalie Bryant, while Isaac, 40, and Nicole Dufresne have Clarke, 14, James, 12, and Nina, 6.

“The cousins see each other often and have a lot of fun together,” Zac told Us on Saturday. “It’s nice to have such a big group of kids to grow up with who share a lot of the same experiences that go along with having parents in such a unique line of work.”

Taylor previously opened up to Today’s Parent in November 2017 about the perks of their big broods. “Everybody develops this innate ability to figure out how to compromise, work with others and realize that the entire world doesn’t revolve around you,” he explained at the time. “It also encourages you to be an individual because you can clearly see your differences from a brother or sister. They’re very different, but I see that they love and respect one another.”

The Tinted Windows singer added that having so many little ones around means that he has a built-in “crew” when Hanson goes on tour.

“These big kids are so cool and fun and help out big time,” Natalie wrote via Instagram.

With reporting by Diana Cooper

Hop Jam 2021 / 2022

GREETINGS BEER AND MUSIC FANS!

The Hop Jam has always been about bringing people together to celebrate the incredible convergence of great craft beer and music.   With thousands of you joining us very year from near and far, YOU have helped to make The Hop Jam the largest craft beer and music festival in Oklahoma, and one of the premier craft beer events in the nation.

With an event of this scale (and Awesomeness!) we also recognize that we have to look at maintaining your health and safety at a larger scale. With this in mind, we have made the hard decision that The Hop Jam will not take place this year as planned. We are working still on ways the Hop Jam can promote and celebrate the craft beer and music community in 2021, while focusing our excitement and energy on returning 22nd May 2022.

We are so proud of the community we have built with The Hop Jam starting in 2014 and we know that the best is still yet to come.

Beer + Music = Awesome!

The Hop Jam Team

Zac Hanson and Wife Kate Expecting Baby No. 5, a Son: ‘So Happy and Thankful’

People

Zac Hanson and Wife Expecting Another Child
CREDIT: COURTESY ZAC HANSON

The Hanson family is getting another new member!

Zac Hanson, the youngest brother in the musical group and the band’s drummer, and his wife Kate are expecting their fifth child, a son, they reveal exclusively with PEOPLE.

“We’re so happy and thankful for the things 2020 got right, especially this little guy coming in March! 💙 Here’s to fresh starts and new beginnings,” Zac, 35, tells PEOPLE of the pregnancy news.

Zac married his longtime love Kate Tucker in June 2006 after five years of dating. They now share four other children together: Mary Lucille Diana, 4, George Abraham Walker, 7, Junia Rosa Ruth, 10, and John Ira Shepherd, 12

This will be the 15th child among the three brothers in the Hanson band, which also includes Taylor, 37, and Isaac, 40. Taylor and wife Natalie, 36, recently welcomed daughter Maybellene Alma Joy on Monday, Dec. 7.

The couple also share daughters Wilhelmina “Willa” Jane, 8, Penelope “Penny” Anne, 15, and sons Claude Indiana Emmanuel, 2, Viggo Moriah, 12, River Samuel, 14, and Jordan Ezra, 18.

Isaac and his wife Nicole have three kids: Nina Odette, 6, James Monroe, 12, and Clarke Everett, 13.

“It’s a cool thing,” Zac said of their collective kids becoming close over the years, while appearing on the Lorraine talk show in February 2019. “We spend a lot of time together touring, in the studio and around each other, so our kids know each other really, really well. They’re really, really close.”

 

Islands & a Stream

Member Exclusive: Join HANSON in two weeks for a special weekend of streaming music live from 3CG studios. All you need to do to watch is be a Hanson.net member!

Friday January 29th tune in for a special concert bringing together three solo sets from Isaac Taylor and Zac, something never before seen outside the Island. Saturday January 30th enjoy a HANSON Acoustic Concert, all in celebration of Back To The Island 2021and 2022.

“We have had some amazing times at BTTI over the years, and even though we are not going to Jamaica this year, we want to celebrate all the good times and share our excitment for going back in 2022” -Zac

  • Friday January 29th – BTTI Solo Acoustic Concert 7PM CT
  • Saturday January 30th – BTTI Acoustic Concert 7PM CT