Tulsa's Hanson talks the next generation on 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?' tonight
BY RITA SHERROW World Television Editor
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
1/16/13 at 6:43 AM
Is Tulsa's Hanson already thinking about the next generation band? Maybe.
Brothers Taylor, 29, Isaac, 31, and Zac, 27, talk about it as guests on tonight's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" airing at 9 p.m. on OWN, cable 106, reported people.com.
"Each of us have a boy that was born in 2008 — they sort of fit our roles," says Zac in video from the show. "Viggo … he’s kind of the mastermind, and Isaac’s 4-year-old Monroe, he’s kind of the show man, the frontman, he's very outgoing. And my son Shepherd … he hits things! He's sort of the muscle."
"He's like, 'Hey, Shep…'" says Isaac.
"Go beat that kid up. That kid stole my lollipop, beat him up!'" adds Zac.
Between them, the brothers, who make up Tulsa's world famous pop rock group, have nine children.
Isaac and wife Nicole are parents to sons Clarke Everett, 5 ½ and James Monroe, 4. Zac and his wife Kate are the parents of Shepherd, 4, and Junia Rosa Ruth, 22 months.
Taylor and wife Natalie have the largest brood with Jordan Ezra, 10, Penelope Ann, 7, River Samuel, 6, Viggo Moriah, 3 ½ and Wilhelmina Jane born October 2, according to the website.
Being parents and family men while on the road is difficult, they explain in the interview.
"I think the last … four years in a row we did right around 40 to 50 shows in the U.S. every year," said Isaac who, with his brothers, kicked off their musical careers with the hit pop tune "Mmmbop” in 1997.
"It can be a hard thing. We all have kids and wives and lawns to mow," says Zac in the video promo.
Catch a video promo at tulsaworld.com/oprahhanson
Hanson performed at the Hanson Day Members Only Concert on May 13. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World File