Texas Chapter Board Spotlight | GRAMMY-nominated Taylor Hanson
What do you do in the music industry?
I am a lifelong musician, performing with my two brothers in our group HANSON, which has it’s 25th anniversary this year. Songwriting, recording and performing are all in equal parts important to my life as an artist and musician. I am also co-founder and CEO of our label 3CG Records, founded in 2003. Since we started the label, we have released four studio albums, along with many additional projects.
What does being a member of The Recording Academy mean to you?
Being a part of the Academy means a great deal to me as a fan of other great artists, and as an artist and member of our diverse industry. I see the Academy as a platform to help continue to bring attention to the importance of music and the arts in our communities.
What advice would you give someone wanting to get into the music industry?
Know who you are and learn to get used to hearing the word no. The word no is where the job starts.
What makes the Oklahoma music community so special?
Oklahoma has a great heritage of music from country to pop and rock, and for us the greatest strength of Oklahoma music is the authenticity of the artists that have come out of this state. They are not the same but they all have a depth which I think comes from being in a real place with strong values. Whatever gifts people have, they work hard at sharing them. That is in the Oklahoma ethos.
What projects are you currently working on?
We are currently finishing a Christmas album to be released Christmas 2017, and planning a world tour to celebrate our 25th anniversary.