When your heart is telling your mind — “your leaving left me feeling nothing … I didn’t even see it coming … should be places I can’t go …” — just what it needs after a breakup.
Joe Hanson is already breaking the mold, and he’s brand new to country music. Even now, the Illinois native knows how to write the kind of songs that stick in your head, with lyrics that reflect the bitter and the sweet he’s tasted in life. After experimenting with various sounds and projects, Hanson knew that his calling was to make country music, so he officially moved to Nashville.
Naperville, Illinois. Can you share memories from the first country concert you attended near your hometown?
I remember the very first country concert I went to was Dan and Shay and Brett Eldredge at Taste of Joliet in IL probably back in 2013. I remember it being amazing because Dan and Shay were brand new and were opening for Brett and to see where they are now is incredible. I also remember Brett Eldredge because he is a fellow Illinois native and I remember being super inspired after watching him in the live show. It really fueled my desire to be a country artist seeing that it’s possible to be from IL and have it work out!