The Hanshaws - Electronic Press Kit
David was awarded, 2019 "Songwriter of the Year" by the Houston Songwriter's Association. David and Kelly were both awarded the 2021 "Collaboration Song Of the Year" for their original Christmas song, Every Day Is Christmas.
The Hanshaws perform as an acoustic duo in Houston and the surrounding areas. Their musical repertoire is Country/Folk/Americana. Venues include: Hickory Hollow in the Heights, Clancy’s Public House, JP Hops House, Gabby's BBQ restaurants, Braman Winery Tasting Room, Red River BBQ, Lomonte's Italian Grill & Bar, Wing’s N More at The Woodlands, Texas Tradition, Pappasito’s, as well as private events and functions.
The Hanshaws have been selected for 8 years running as the entertainment for the celebrities and honored guests attending the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Dignitary Breakfast, which kicks off the big Rodeo Parade downtown.
Their self-titled CD, “The Hanshaws,” garnered the duo a nomination as "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 as well as 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 on the Roots “Texas” category.
Their single release the song, “If You Leave It To Me,” written by their friend Saylor White, was licensed to the Dickie’s BBQ restaurant chain for their in-house play-list for all their 250 locations.
David’s original song, Take Me Down To the Water, was a Top Finalist in the Ronnie Milsap "Country Cut" contest held by American Songwriter Magazine. The song was also a finalist in the Music City Song Writing Competition held by the Nashville Visitors Bureau.
The Hanshaws have opened shows for: Kelly Willis, Shake Russell, 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.
Press / Reviews
“The Hanshaws are that entertaining, and yes, this disc, technically an EP, is that good. Surrounded by top-rated musicians and with guest appearances by Redd Volkaert and Cindy Cashdollar, David and Kelly Hanshaw offer up what is hopefully only the first of a long line of fantastic country music releases...” - Lucky Boyd, My Texas Music (Review of our Studio CD)
"Their years of performing together have perfected an amazingly tuneful unison; David and Kelly's harmonies are absolutely incredible!" - Pam Herndon, Proprietor - JP Hops House
"Kelly's country lilt with David's contemporary edge produces a hard-to-beat team with a dynamic blend of expressive harmonies, comparable to those typically found only in families." - Chuck Graham, Arizona Daily Star Newspaper