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David Hanshaw
(Click on David's photo for his bio.)


Kelly Hanshaw
(click on Kelly's photo for her bio.)


David, originally from West Virginia, and Kelly, originally from Oklahoma, met in Tucson, AZ playing the local night club circuit.  Eventually they started performing together and soon after were married.  They went "on the road" playing large dance hall venues which took them from Arizona to Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and all over New Mexico. 

During their time on the road, David and Kelly had the pleasure of opening shows for national acts, including Vern Gosdin, Mel McDaniel, Commander Cody, David Frizzell, Johnny Paycheck, Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, Sammi Smith, Dave Dudley, Moe Bandy, Jerry Reed, and the Late Joe Maphis (King of the Strings) and Rose Lee. During their shows with Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, David had the distinct honor of playing a guitar duet with Joe on Joe's famed double-neck guitar. David would play the upper neck while Joe reached around David and played the lower neck.

The couple relocated back to Texas and took an 8 year hiatus from their music.  They later re-joined the music world by becoming members of the HSA (Houston Songwriters Assoc.) and focusing on recording their original songs.

Their self-titled CD "The Hanshaws" was released in 2007 and garnered the duo a nomination as the "Vocal Duo/Group of The Year" by the Academy of Texas Music at the 2008 Texas Music Awards.  Songs from the CD received air-play on local radio and overseas.   Their recording of "Ring of Fire" charted at #73 on the European Country Music Charts, and stayed on the chart for 12 weeks.  Their original song, "Robbin' Trains," charted on the Roots Music Report at #8 in the Pop Country category and also at #25 in the Roots "Texas" category.

Their latest single, "If You Leave It To Me," was licensed to Dickey's BBQ restaurant chain and added to their in-house play list for all 250 locations.   

David's original song, Take Me Down To the Water was a Top Finalist in the Ronnie Milsap Country Cut contest sponsored by American Songwriter Magazine.  The song was also a top Finalist in the Music City Song Writing Competition for the Nashville Visitors Bureau. 

David and Kelly currently perform as an acoustic duo, "The Hanshaws."   Their vocal sound is a natural blend..  with a country lilt and whiskey smoke.  They are currently working on their next project which is expected to be completed in late 2014.

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