When Greg Hanna sings about hopping down off of the tractor after a long, hot day in
the sun on the farm, it’s not just a line in one of his songs. It’s a scene from his life and
the very essence of who he really is. The Eastern Ontario native grew up on a dairy
farm, and is just as happy fixing fence or milking cows as he is performing on stage in
front of thousands of screaming fans. And the songs on Greg’s new self-titled album
aren’t just products of his immense talent, they’re also a glimpse into his very soul –
little snippets of his life painstakingly sewn into an audio patchwork. Greg is a
"Good Ole Boy"....better known as a "Northern Hillbilly"...growing up in a small farming
town , and having been raised as a dairy farmer, Hanna knows the "work hard - party
hard" mentality first hand, and shows it on the stage as he always gives 110% at all
times. "I love to entertain and make people smile! ", he says... "When I get off the stage,
everyone is havin' a party!" His high energy show is one everyone should
experience as Greg works his way up through the ranks of Country Music.
With a string of Top#10 radio singles under his belt in Canada, Greg made the move
to Nashville where he started his own record label; Pheromone Records, released his
first 3 singles to American Country radio and managed them to the Top of radio playlists
all across the USA and Canada with the accompanying music videos getting Hanna
exposure into over 7 million homes. He has had one of his songs recorded by Country
Legend; Sammy Kershaw, been part of the reality TV show; Nashville Star 3, been honored
with the CMA (Country Music Association)'s Debut Artist Spotlight, performed at the CMA
Music Fest, walked the Red Carpet at the 43rd CMA Music Awards, performed Coast to
Coast with the who's who of Country Music including… being part of Toby Keith's
"American Ride Tour" , and opening shows across the Country for Toby and Trace Adkins in 2010.
This past year (2011) Greg was been busy on a large scale media tour, visiting radio and television
across the Country showing his softer side and pulling on our heart strings with his Top#10
Hit single;"Makin' Love Real". The accompanying music video had everyone falling in love.
"Makin' Love Real" lit up request lines all over the Country and is one of three powerful love
ballads on his debut CD that allow listeners to get a little closer to Hanna.
For those who like to crank it up and rock out.. you will love the high-octane “Bump In The Road,”
the fun, rollicking romp “Hillbilly Heartattack,” and the pure, uptempo fun of “Singing To
The Radio.” And just try to forget the melody to the ultra-infectious, “Song In My Head,” once
you’ve heard it once. As much as he loves a great rocker, Greg definately has a way with a
heartfelt ballad. From his beautiful, sweeping testimony to that one great love, “Makin’
Love Real,” to the gorgeous “In Between Dreams,” that exults a life and love so good it
beats the dreams you have when you sleep, Greg proves he can go the vocal distance
at both ends of the song spectrum, tackling power ballads and scorching up-tempos
with equal fervor. That fervor definitely carries over into his personal life as well.
Whether working hard or playing hard, Greg Hanna rolls up his sleeves, digs in, and
gets it done. To him, if it’s not fun, or something you love, why do it? Like the lyrics in
one of his songs, “Live For Today,” says, ‘you can sit on the beach, I’m riding the wave!’
It’s a philosophy that has served him well all along his journey towards superstardom,
and one he definitely lives.
For more info on Greg Hanna check out www.greghanna.com