Jordan Taylor Hanson (born March 14, 1983 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is one of the singers in the band Hanson. He also plays keyboard, percussion (including bongos and the tambourine), drums, guitar (both acoustic and electric), and piano.
Taylor Hanson is an American musician, member of the band Hanson. He 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 sings and plays keyboards 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 first 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 met his wife, Natalie Ann Bryant (formerly listed in this article under mistaken name "Arielle Christene"), after a performance in Atlanta, GA 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. It was a quick engagement, as Natalie was already 4 1/2 months pregnant with their first child. The couple has three children: Jordan Ezra (October 31, 2002), Penelope Anne (April 19], 2005), and River Samuel (September 4, 2006), and are currently expecting their fourth child, a son, in December 2008.
Taylor's siblings include Clarke Isaac Hanson, Zachary Walker Hanson, Jessica Grace Hanson, Avery Laurel Hanson, Joshua Mackenzie Hanson, and Zoë Genevieve Hanson. His sisters, Jessica and Avery were born in Venezuela, while younger brother Zac was born in Arlington, Virginia. Taylor, Isaac, their younger brother Mackie, and youngest sister Zoë were all born in Tulsa. Taylor has three nephews, Clarke Everett (b. April 3, 2007), and James Monroe (b. July 1, 2008), sons of older brother Isaac Hanson and sister-in-law, Nikki. The third is John Ira (b. May 27, 2008), the firstborn son of his younger brother Zac Hanson.
Taylor Hanson is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3CG Records along with his brothers Isaac and Zac Hanson.