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Jennifer Hanson opens for Phil Vassar

Thursday, January 10, 2008 – Jennifer Hanson will join label-mate Phil Vassar in a multi-city acoustic tour, kicking off Jan. 12 in Prescott, Ariz, and running through the end of February.

Hanson will play songs she has recorded ("Beautiful Goodbye," "Joyride") as well as hit songs she wrote for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" and "A Different World." She will also perform her soon to be released second single, "73," a song from her upcoming Universal Records South CD Release.

"This tour is going to be something unique for the music fans who join us," Hanson said. "When it's just you and a couple of guitars up there on stage, you feel very vulnerable, but at the same time very connected to the audience. It's almost as if they are sitting there with you as you create a song, and they're getting to hear it in its rawest form, before you go into the studio and add all of the other instruments and voices. This connection and interaction is what makes theater tours so special."

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Born the daughter of a pro country musician and married to a country singer and songwriter, a music career must have seemed almost inevitable to Jennifer Hanson. Still, connections only count for so much, and Hanson's clearly not afraid of taking responsibility for her own work; on her debut CD, she not only sang but shared the producer's chair and co-wrote all but two songs. The first single, "Beautiful Goodbye," is a fair introduction to the collection. The song's rock edge and Hanson's »»»
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