|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Hanna-McEuen was an American country music duo comprising first cousins Jaime Hanna and Jonathan McEuen. Both members of the duo sang, in addition to playing guitar and mandolin; Hanna also played harmonica, while McEuen also played banjo. Their fathers, Jeff Hanna and John McEuen, co-founded the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, a country music band which had success in the 1970s and 1980s. In addition, Hanna was formerly an occasional supporting musician for the Tex-Mex/americana band The Mavericks.
Hanna-McEuen released its self-titled debut album on DreamWorks Records in 2005, although the album's singles were distributed and promoted by MCA Nashville. The album produced a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in "Something Like a Broken Heart", followed by "Tell Me" at number 56 and "Ocean", which did not chart.
The duo also recorded a DVD-Audio/Video project titled "Tried and True" in 2007 for AIX Records, which featured a guest appearance by country guitarist Albert Lee.
After disbanding, Hanna joined Gary Allan's road band, in which he plays guitar. He also co-wrote Allan's 2008 single "She's So California". McEuen, meanwhile, has continued to record as a solo artist.
|2005||"Something Like a Broken Heart"||38||Hanna-McEuen|
|"--" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2005||"Something Like a Broken Heart"||Trey Fanjoy|