Jennifer Hanson returns with new single
Friday, August 3, 2007
– Jennifer Hanson is back in action after a four-year layoff. Universal Records South released "Joyride," Hanson's first single for the label, this week.
Hanson, a California native, co-produced her upcoming CD release with Nick Brophy, co-wrote all of the songs on her record and played several of the instruments.
The album is not completed, but an early 2008 release date is likely, according to Hanson's publicist.
Hanson also wrote hit records for other artists, including The Wreckers' number one single, "Leave the Pieces," and Bucky Covington's "A Different World," currently in the top 10.
Hanson's lone hit on her own was "Beautiful goodbye" in August 2002, which hit 16 on the Billboard charts. "This Far Gone" and "Half a Heart Tattoo" were released as follow-up singles, but only charted at 42 and 40 respectively. Hanson was on Capitol Records at the time.
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