There aren’t too many Hansons! Isaac, Taylor et Zac Hanson posed with their entire family of 39 in a celebratory holiday snap.
“All 39 of us crossed the river and went through the woods,” said the mother of the “I Was Born” trio. Diana Hanson, shared via Instagram on Wednesday, January 3. “What a party !!! Happy New Year🎉🥳🎉🥳❤️❤️.”
The group, which rose to fame in 1997 with their Grammy-nominated single “MMMBop”, stood on the stairs alongside their own nuclear families as the rest of their siblings, nieces and nephews gathered.
Isaac, Taylor and Zac – who themselves are the eldest of seven children – share 15 children between them. Isaac, 41, is the proud father of three children with his wife Nicole Hanson: son Everett, 15, and Monroe, 14, and daughter Odette, 8. Taylor, 39, and his wife, Nathalie Hansonare mom and dad of seven: sons Ezra, 21, River, 16, Viggo, 14, Indiana, 4, and daughters Penny, 17, Wilhelmina, 10, and Maybellene, 2. Zac, 37, and his wife Catherine Hanson share sons Shepherd, 14, Abraham, 9, and Quincy, 22 months, and daughters Junia, 12, and Lucille, 6.
The extended Hanson family, meanwhile, is made up of their parents, Diana and Walker Hansonand their brothers and sisters — Jessica Hansson, Mackenzie Hanson, Avery Hanson et Zoe Hanson — and their respective spouses and children.
Hanson is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where “Penny & Me” artists grew up and now run their own label, 3CG Records. (In addition to her time in the group, Taylor also founded and leads the Tulsa Food on the Move food initiative.)
The band has a long-standing close relationship with their family, who grew up with them on the road in the late 90s and accompanied them on tour for decades. In 2017, the band featured their respective families in their “I Was Born Music” video. Two years later, Mackenzie’s band Joshua and The Holy Rollers opened for Hanson on their Winter Mix Tour.
Isaac’s daughter Odette starred in the music video for Hanson’s 2022 single “Write You a Song”, from the trio’s 11th studio album, Red Green Blue.
“This song is about holding on to the things that really matter in life, those simple everyday moments that are precious and honest and pass by so quickly,” the guitarist said in a statement about the track at the time. “Whether it’s between a parent and child or a romantic relationship, it’s important to capture these moments in photos, videos and yes in songs, so you remember them and they last.”
In May 2021, Hanson exclusively said We Weekly that their children follow in their parents’ footsteps, whether the musicians like it or not.
“We keep trying to discourage them from starting a band and warn them of all possible pitfalls, but there are a few guitarists and a few keyboardists, so we’ll see!” Isaac shared at the time. “More than that, I think you want to encourage your kids to be the best they can be and to pursue their skills and do something that makes them feel good in their lives. If that passion is music, then we want them to get into it. If it’s surgery, then that’s fine too! »