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Hanson had no interest in fame 25 years ago and they're still not interested today

The trio of brothers are back with a greatest hits compilation called Middle of Everywhere. They join Tom Power in the studio to discuss their 25-year career.
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Imagine this: you're just a kid, you have a couple of brothers, and around the same time most kids learn how to ride a bike, you're learning how to write a song. Now imagine a song that you and your brothers wrote goes big. You sell millions of records, you're nominated for three Grammys and all of a sudden you're one of the most famous bands in the world — and you're only 12 or 14 or 17 years old. What would you do? For Hanson, that was the question they were faced with after the massive success of their song, "MmmBop."

But not only have they survived having a smash hit like "MmmBop" and not imploded, but they've actually thrived. Now here they are, 20 years after their landmark debut album, Middle of Nowhere, 25 years after they started playing music together, and they're releasing a greatest hits record called Middle of Everywhere

Hanson joins host Tom Power in the studio today to discuss their long-running career and their latest collection of hits.

— Produced by Mitch Pollock


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