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6/06/2014  

Our new single of the Townes Van Zandt song, "If I Needed You",  is now available on ITunes and CD Baby...download your copy today.
 
3/21/2013 Just got news that our song, Take Me Down To The Water, was selected as a Top 30 Finalist in the Music City Songwriting Competition.
 
The Finalists will be judged by a panel of top names in the Nashville music industry, including recording artists Little Big Town, Grammy-winning songwriter Tim Nichols, ASCAP's Mike Sistad, GAC's "Headline Country" host Storme Warren, Alex Torrez and Nashville CVB President Butch Spyridon. Judges will rate each song based on the following criteria: melody, composition, originality, lyrics and, most importantly, commercial appeal. 

Here is the official announcement:
http://www.visitmusiccity.com/songwriter
 

9/26/2012 Howdy folks, we are pleased to announce that our new single, "If You Leave It To Me," written by Saylor White & Kenyon White, was recently requested  by Dickey's Barbeque Pit Restaurants to be included in their in-house music subscription.  Dickey's has 250+ locations in 44 states (over 100 of them in Texas).  The Hanshaws will be included for play in All of their locations.  Next time you are at a Dickey's BBQ, be sure to keep a listen for The Hanshaws! Thank you Dickey's for supporting Texas Music!!

 

8/27/2012

Our new single released today via CD Tex to Radio.  Call your station and request "If You Leave It To Me."  The song is available on ITunes and CD Baby...download your copy today.
 
8/20/2012 Here is the official announcement of the "Ronnie Milsap Country Cut Contest" via American Songwriter magazine. 

   Our song, Take Me Down To The Water, made it into the Top 25 Finalist. One of these songs is
    going to be recorded by Ronnie Milsap on his next album. 

   Click on the photo to view the Top 25 announcement.
 

 
 

8/17/2012 We just received notification that our song, "Take Me Down To The Water" made the Top 25 Finalist in the "Ronnie Milsap's Country Cut Contest."  American Songwriter magazine will be issuing the formal announcement of the Top 25 Finalists on Monday, 8/20/12.  One of these 25 songs will be selected and recorded by Ronnie on his next album.   It is quite an honor to make the top 25 and we are keeping our fingers crossed. 
 
8/15/2012 The Hanshaws have a new single available for download.  "If You Leave It To Me"
Written by: Saylor White & Kenyon White

The song will be released to radio next week.  
Click on our Music Page for more info... and download the new song! 
 
7/26/2012 We are about halfway done with our 2nd CD project and expect to have it all finished and ready for release by the end of the year.   We will be releasing a single from the CD in the next week or so.  It is sounding great and we hope you will like it as much as we do! 
3/24/2012 Had a terrific time playing out in Hempstead... The Hanshaws had the pleasure of opening for Jason Michael Carroll at a private event. 
3/02/2012 Yep.. we did it again.. Had a wonderful time playing for the Houston Live Stock Show & Rodeo "Dignitary Breakfast" this past weekend.  Many thanks to Melanie for bringing us back again this year.   Nothing like starting a rodeo parade with breakfast and live music! Lots of nice folks and a good time.
 
12/27/2011 This past week, the Houston Songwriters Association handed out their annual awards.  David collaborated with Patricia Bishop on a song this year by adding the music to her lyrics of a song entitled "Way Too Young."  The collaboration earned them the Houston Songwriters Association "Collaboration of The Year" award.  The song also earned them a "Runner Up" award for the "Song of the Year" category.  Congrats to David and Patricia!
 
3/01/2011 We had a fabulous time playing for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Dignitary Breakfast this past Saturday.  Many thanks to the Rodeo Committee for having us.  We got to kick off the big parade!  There were lots of dignitaries and city officials in the house.  Clay Walker was the honorary Grand Marshall this year and he was a pleasure to meet.  Thanks for a great time and we hope to do it again next year.
 
9/21/2010 We are now on Reverb Nation.  Please go check us out and
become a fan.  Spread the word and help us gain more fans!
 
4/29/2010 The Hanshaws' song "Robbin Trains" remains on the Roots Music Chart and has moved up the chart this week.  For week ending April 23, 2010. 

Ranked at # 8 - on the "Pop Country" Roots Chart for Radio Play
Ranked at #34 - on the "Texas" Roots Chart for Radio Play 
 
3/27/2010 Spread the Word:  Local Musicians band together for a Haiti Relief Project, entitled "Shoulder to The Stone."

This is a fundraiser to take place April 3, 2010 at the JP Hops House, Houston, TX.   The event will be taped for a
documentary as well.

We are honored to be included on this wonderful project.   We will be performing at the event along with 18 other local  artists.  The event is free to attend and open to the public.  For more information please view the
Official Event Flyer   and and Official Press Release.

 

3/26/2010 The Hanshaws remain on the Roots Music Chart.  For
the week ending March 26, 2010. 

Ranked at #22 - on the "Pop Country" Roots Chart for Radio Play
Ranked at #52 - on the Texas Roots Chart for Radio Play 

Here is a link, check it out:

Pop Chart:
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=popcountry

Texas Chart:
http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=statechart&state=TX

 

3/10/10 The Hanshaws remain on the Roots Music Chart.  For
the Week ending March 5, 2010. 

Ranked at #28 - on the "Pop Country" Roots Chart for Radio Play
Ranked at #60 - on the Texas Roots Chart for Radio Play 

Here is a link, check it out:

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=popcountry

 

1/08/10 Just found that we are on the Roots Music Chart - Pop Country
category at Number 34!   We were at #25 last week and didn't
even know it. 

Here is a link, check it out:

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=popcountry

 

1/05/2010

Hey folks, last week we realized that The Hanshaws are listed on the Roots Music Chart for Texas.  We were ranked on the Texas Chart at number #52 in "Pop Country."  This week we are #62. Sorry didn't realize this sooner and wondering if we were ranked higher before.

Roots Music Report Logo
 

http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=charts&name=popcountry
 

 

10/13/2009

  Our song "Robbin Trains" was released 10/09/09 on CD Tex volume 81a to over 1500 radio stations, across Texas and Oklahoma as well as overseas.  Please call or e-mail as many of the radio stations from the link below and request "Robbin Trains" by The Hanshaws!! You can open the list in either Ms Word or PDF format) 

Texas Music Chart Reporting Radio Stations List (PDF format)
Texas Music Chart Reporting Radio Stations List (Ms Word format)

Please click on the list and start requesting today!  Of course we'd love for you to contact other stations that are not on this list too!  Spread the word and ask your music lovin' friends to do the same.

9/25/2009

Our recording of "Ring of Fire" have moved up 3 spaces to #73 on European Country Music Chart!

9/04/2009

Our recording of "Ring of Fire" is still on European Country Music Chart and has moved up to #76!

7/24/2009

Our recording of "Ring of Fire" is in it's 4th week on the European Country Music charts.  We have moved up this week
to #82.  Lets hope it continues upward!

7/13/2009

Our recording of "Ring of Fire" is still on the European Country Music charts.  This is our third week on the Chart.  We have moved up to #87.  Lets hope it continues upward!

Either way it's pretty cool!!

7/13/2009

We just booked a new venue!  Be sure and put August 1st on your calendar and come support The Hanshaws at the Ragin Cajun restaurant in Sugar Land!  We'll be playing from 6:30 to 9:30.  (More info available our schedule page.)
 

6/27/2009

We just learned that our recording of "Ring of Fire" was added to the top 100 of the "European Country Music Chart" this week!! It was added to the chart at #97.   And, it was #5 this week in Belgium.  Lets hope it goes up the chart and doesn't drop right off.   Either way it's pretty cool!!
 

New Ads in ECMA this Week (6/26/09)

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Also check this out from the ECM charts below.  (Look at No 6... then look at who's no 5 and who's no 7... what a sandwich!!)

This list shows what songs are the most played songs this week.

1 Ashley Smith Dancin' With Myself Tonight
2 Frank Fara Charming Billy - Billy the Kid
3 Neil Andrews Wrong Answer Son
4 Ernie Ashworth Talk Back Trembling Lips
5 Keith Urban Sweet Thing
6 Kelly Hanshaw Ring of Fire
7 Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally Down the road
8 Misty Shadduck No love have I
9 Misty Shadduck Boogie Woogie Cowboy Heart
10 Randy Houser Boots On
11 Eric Church Love Your Love The Most
12 SheDaisy Bucket Full Of Beautiful
13 Ashley Robertson Deep in the night
14 Dierks Bentley Feel That Fire
15 George Hamilton IV & McKenzie Ice Road Truckers
16 The McNichols Take me back
17 Toby Keith God love her
18 Aage Oagee Nordheim Pay Me The Way
19 T. Jae Christian & T. Graham Brown The Vanishing Breed
20 Andrew Dean & The Farm Machine Bridges

 

5/16/2009 Due to the bad weather, our performance scheduled for tonight at Pasta Lomonte's has been cancelled.   (We will be back at Lomonte's with Smythe and Taylor on 5/21/09)
 
4/02/2009 Please note - There has been a time change for our gig this Friday, April 3, 2009  at Pasta Lomonte's.  We will start at 7:30 PM (not 6:00 pm as previously shown.)
 
9/18/2008 We made it through Hurricane Ike.  Houston and the surrounding areas were hit very hard and of course the coastal areas were devastated.  Our hearts truly go out to all the folks who suffered from all the destruction and loss. 

We weathered the storm out at our house.  We were joined by Willie B, Mo Eden and Tony Ryan who helped us finish getting the house ready for the incoming storm.  And, then we made the best of a potentially bad situation.

We were very lucky to be far enough west of the storm; we had some bad winds but no damage to our house.  We were without power for 3 days and property damage was minimal.  We feel very grateful.

This was a humbling experience and there are lots of folks who really need a neighborly hand... please help where you can.  This is a great town with some really fine people doing some really great things for folks they don't even know.
 

5/07/2008 We are back from the 2008 Texas Music Awards show.  As you know The Hanshaws were nominated for Vocal Duo/Group of the Year and we were also invited to perform during the big show.  This year the award was presented The Shake Russell Band...not too bad of company now is it.  Our congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.  Everyone did a fantastic job.  We met some new friends and had an absolute blast.  Pictures from the big event are now posted,  click here.
 
4/10/2008

The Hanshaws are featured guests on KBHT 93.5 Big Country Legends Radio!

This coming Saturday Morning - 4/12/08  9:00 AM.  - The Hanshaws will be one of the featured artists during the "Coming Home" radio show hosted by Dave Wheaton on KBHT 93.5 FM - Big Country Legends radio.  The show airs at 9:00 am... and will feature an interview of The Hanshaws and they will also play some songs from our new CD.  This Saturday's show features interviews from The Hanshaws, Big John Mills, and Kelly Brown and The Bad Monkeys.  Those of you in the East Texas area can tune-in to 93.5 FM, but everyone can listen via the stations' web site: www.kbht.com  

 
If you miss the Saturday morning show, it will be re-broadcast on Sunday 4/13 at 5:00 pm.  (So, check it out.) 
 
3/11/2008 Well it's all over... we had the official CD Release Party on the 8th at JP Hops House in Houston.  We were hoping to have a nice crowd, but never dreamed we'd have a packed house... but ya'll did it and it was great!  What a wonderful evening, a fabulous audience, great food and fantastic music.  Willie B and Otis Futhermucker provided a wonderful opening set.  We then took the stage with the band... and what a fabulous job those guys did.  We can't thank them enough for providing a special evening for us all... We were in heaven... it felt sooo good to be playing with a band again...  It could not have been any better.   We are on cloud 9... it's gonna take a few days to come back down.

Be sure and check out the photos from our big night!
CD Release Photos.

And, our thanks to Kat Rose who took a video (from her tiny little digital camera) of Kelly singing "Jolene" during the party. 
Click here to take a look. 
www.youtube.com/thehanshaws
our first video!

2/23/2008 In addition to being nominated in the "Vocal Duo/Group of the Year" category for the 2008 Texas Music Awards, The Hanshaws have been invited to perform during the show. We are excited and honored.  Tickets go on sale February 25th.  The Award show will be held on May 3, 2008 at the Palestine Civic Center in Palestine, TX.  You may buy tickets on-line.  Visit: www.TexasMusicAwards.org for information.
 
2/04/2008 Voting for the 2008 Texas Music Awards is now open. 
The voting period is from 2/4/08 to 2/22/08.  

The Hanshaws are honored to be nominated as
"Vocal Duo/Group of the Year".  Please place your vote for
The Hanshaws today! 

Please note
Your vote is collected by automated event handling software.  The results are made available only to the administrators of the event.  If you have any trouble voting, please email your choices to tmatexas@aol.com  Each vote is collected and printed for safekeeping.  At the end of the process, an independent accounting firm may be given the ballots for verification.  The results are kept secret until the day of the awards show.

Click the vote now graphic for instructions and information

 www.texasmusicawards.org/voting

 

2/1/2008 Wow!  It's official.  The Hanshaws have been Nominated  for the 2008 Texas Music Awards as "Vocal Duo/Group of the Year"  The voting starts this Monday, February 4th and will close Friday, February 22nd.  Thanks to all who nominated us for this award.  The public can also participate in the voting process.  So, please vote! www.TexasMusicAwards.org
More information to come soon!!  Keep checking back.
 
01/03/2008 It's 2008!! Cant' believe it... Happy New year to everyone.  This also means that it's time for the Texas Music Awards Nominations.  Our new CD was released during the qualifying time for the 2008 Awards which makes us eligible to be nominated!!  Anyone can make a nomination.  You don't have to be a member of the Academy of Texas Music and you do not have to live in Texas to make a nomination.  The Nominations are open from Jan 1st to Jan18th.... so please don't hesitate and go nominate The Hanshaws.   We are eligible to be nominated in several categories:  Song of the Year (Robbin' Trains is our pick for that one.), Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Vocal Duo or Group, Producer, Album of the Year, Rising Star, and Singer/Songwriter (for David).  We hope you will nominate us in any or all of the categories you believe The Hanshaws belong.  Click on the Nominate Now graphic at the top of the page and nominate away!
 
12/11/2007  Yes, The Hanshaws' long-awaited CD is here! Our self-titled Album is now available for purchase on line at My Texas Music.  Of course you can always purchase a CD directly from us at one of our shows!  But why wait, order now and have it in time for Christmas... they make a great stocking stuffer!  We will be having a CD release party too!!  Stay tuned for more details on that later.
 
10/14/2007 We are back from a trip out to Nashville where we did some recording.  These new songs won't be on the upcoming CD... but, they will be available soon.  We had some fantastic musicians on the session with recording and touring credits with the likes of Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Asleep at the Wheel, Waylon Jennings, Shooter Jennings, Delbert McClinton, T. Graham Brown, Kansas, Restless Heart, and more!  Needless to say they sounded fantastic and we were excited to be there with them.  Our engineer for the session was great too and really focused on getting the best vocal out of us.  We love this guy!  We have put some photos up.  Check 'em out.
9/5/2007 The CD project has been mastered!!  Mastering was done by Hank Williams at MasterMix in Nashville.  Just have to get photos and artwork.... so it shouldn't be too long now.  (lets hope)
8/2007 We did it again.... another Open Mic tour (3rd Annual) in Honor of Kelly's Birthday.  The tour took us to Armadillo Palace, Cosmos Cafe, The Dosey Doe, Blanco's, and JP Hops House.  We tried to get a good snubbing at the Mucky Duck, but they snubbed us before we could even get on stage, as the list was closed before they even started!  We stayed for about 4 performers and then had a better idea of coming home and going to bed.  We also tried to make it to JoSal's open mic at the Bayou Sports bar, but we didn't have the times right and got there after they had closed... darn it.  Check out the photos. 
 
4/30/2007 We have just completed another Houston Open Mic tour in honor of David's birthday.  We had lots of fun, heard some great performances, and wore ourselves out.  Check out the photos.
 
4/16/2007 The Hanshaws were part of the entertainment at the First Tee's 4th Annual Crawfish party.  Other fine players were performing as well.  We were also nominated for Open Mic Magic Moment for the JP Hops House annual Awards.  check out the photos.
3/11/2007 We are working on mixing the CD project.  We hope to have it ready in late summer! 
10/26/2006 The Hanshaws have joined in on the My Space crowd!!!  You can visit us on My Space at www.myspace.com/thehanshawsCheck out our latest streaming music on the site. These are rough mixes of two of the songs coming out on the CD.
8/29/2006 We have now completed our 2nd Annual Houston Open Mic Tour!  Man, it's a good thing we only do this once a year...we are still tired. 

The Tour was launched at the Hops House on Sunday, 8/20 and we had a great time.  Tuesday we were revved-up and headed out to hit 3 more open mics that night.  We started at Cosmo's Cafe for our first open mic at this venue.  We saw some familiar faces and met some new folks.  It was a real friendly group!  Thanks to Mark Zeus for hosting at Cosmos.  We then headed off to the other two open mics.  Unfortunately, they did not work out.  That was a pretty disappointing end of an evening, but Oh well, the tour was to continue the next day.....   And so, Wednesday (Kelly's Birthday) we traveled into town for the Open Mic at Blanco's.  Now that was fun!!  Blanco's feels like home to us... and takes us back to our earlier honky-tonk performing days.  Larry Sepulvado was there with his band hosting the evening.  The band included John on Bass, Jeff Hoofard on Drums, Willie B. on guitar and Dennis Challmam on Steel.  Larry and the band did a great set of music and then the open mic began.  In honor of Kelly's birthday, Willie B. had a birthday cake ready for her behind the bar.  How SWEET -- Thanks Willie!!   TC Smythe and Gary Taylor (of Smythe & Taylor) were there as well and we twisted TC's arm to join us on harmonies.  A big thank you to TC!  Among the many other folks we saw were: Mark Zeus, Roy Shafer, Tracy Park, Patti Guyer and Glenace Eastham.   Also a special thanks to Steve Smith at Blanco's for a fun evening and the flaming birthday drink for Kelly!!  We stayed until closing.  

We had so much fun Wednesday night that we ended up staying home Thursday.

Friday and Saturday were regular gig nights - we were at Texas Tradition and Gabby's.

We finally landed the Open Mic tour back at the Hops House for Jim and Pam's annual "Spudstock" event.  They had a great turnout for this theme party.  Most everyone was dressed in hippie attire from Woodstock and there were all kinds of potato dishes and dressed up potatoes for their Mr. Potato Head birthday party, that explains the term "spudstock".  It was too much fun!!   Also, Susan Gibson was there from an earlier songwriting event at the Hops House.  Susan is the writer of the song "Wide Open Space," recorded by the Dixie Chicks.  Susan hung out all night and even got up and did a few songs during the open mic, as well.  She is a fabulous singer as well as songwriter.  It was quite an honor to get up and sing for Susan.   We had TC join us for harmonies and we did an extra special rendition of "Helplessly Hoping." 

Check out some of the photos from our web site  (click on the photos link)

Now we are resting....until next year!!

The Hanshaws are off for the next two weeks trying to get some studio time in.... we'll see ya soon!
 

8/22/2006 In honor of Kelly's birthday, we are out and about doing our 2nd Annual Week-Long Open Mic Tour of Houston!  We launched at The Hops House this past Sunday and had lots of fun.... met some new folks and saw old friends we had not seen in a while.

And the tour continues.....

Tonight we'll start off at Cosmos Cafe for our first time at this open mic, then to Sans one's and The Hops House, depending how the scheduling goes.  Wednesday is Kelly's birthday and we will be at the Open Mic at Blanco's and then probably over to the Vintage Bar.  Thursday we plan on hitting JoSal's open mic at The First T bar.  Sunday - Hops House "Spud Stock" open mic. (tentative - if we are not too pooped and Kelly hasn't done anything to embarrass herself... it could happen)

We'll try and get some photos posted.

3/31/2006 We are still on a high today from our recording session at Bismeaux Studios in Austin yesterday.  Yep, we were in the studio with the fabulous Telemaster, Redd Volkaert.  We were also able to include Cindy Cashdollar on the session for some extra fine dobro tracks.  Like kids in a candy shop we watched the magic.  Redd recorded his Tele on four of our tracks and Cindy added dobro for two of the tracks.  Of course, they are awesome!  As it turns out, after visiting with Redd for a while, we discovered that we were out in New Mexico playing some of the same spots and he knows some of the same great players that we met on the road.  A small musical world it is.  The CD is moving right along.  Stay tuned for information about the big CD release party!  (click here to check out the photos taken during the session.)
11/22/2005 We have the basic tracking done for our song "The Night."  And, it sounds great!!  Kenny Royster in Nashville produced the basic tracks and we are very excited to get the rest of the instruments and final vocal finished up.  We are currently working with Kenny on 3 more songs and they should be completed in the next two weeks.  Larry Baird is producing two songs for us as well, "Robbin Trains" and "Window."   Not only is he producing the basic tracks, he is also performing on them!   We are very excited to have Larry on these tracks.  Larry is very well known session man and he appears on all of the cuts on Rascal Flatt's album "Melt."  Yes, we are excited.
10/15/2005 It's our anniversary... 22 years!  We went out and celebrated by having dinner at Churrasco's and then to see Redd Volkaert and Heybale  for their first Houston appearance at the Continental Club.  It was a great show.  Of course we got some pictures with Redd and had a nice visit with him.  For those of you who may not be familiar with Redd, he is a HOT guitar man.  Redd toured with Merle Haggard for years and can also be heard on Brad Paisley's Mud on the Tires album as well as others.  We are also working out having Redd lay some guitar down on our CD project.  Will keep you posted. (click here to see photos)
9/26/2005 Yes, we survived Hurrican Rita!  We worked our you know whats off preparing for 165 MPH winds at our home.  It took us two days to find the materials and supplies and two more days to board up the windows, make room in our garage for vehicles, trim branches away from the house etc...  whew we are tired!!! Thankfully, as it turned out for us, we received some blustery winds and not enough rain to stay wet on the ground.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were not so lucky.
7/20/2005 Some of you may know that we lost a very special person in our lives.  On July 8, 2005, Kelly's father, Jim Copeland, passed away.  As a little girl, he would encourage her to sing for company always directing in his arm chair to sing louder.  Kelly required a lot of coaxing when it came to singing because she was so shy.  But, her Dad never let up.   
 
   

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