HanaLena is a highly talented and recognized acoustic band from Nashville, Tennessee. Formed in 1996, they have been professionally touring for 5 years. They are skilled instrumentalists, singers, and are seasoned entertainers. Everywhere they perform they are a hit among people of all ages.
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Band Sketch: The six member acoustic band features two sisters-Hannah and Caroline Melby on fiddle and mandolin, an upright bass, guitar, banjo, and cajon (light percussion). The music of HanaLena is a blend of country, bluegrass, and pop for a progressive and popular sound for their audiences.
Appearances: Country Music Hall of Fame; Music City Roots, Nashville, TN- March 2012 & July 2011; WGN TV-Chicago; Family Net TV-Atlanta; The Daily Buzz-Orlando; The Orlando Christmas Parade (televised); The American Music Theater-Lancaster, PA; Mississippi Magazine; Country Music Weekly Magazine; Maverick Magazine-current issue(the UK’s country music magazine);Town and Gown Magazine; Nashville Music Guide; Earnest Tubb Record Shop Midnight Jamboree, Tennessee Morning with Charlie Chase-Nashville, Mississippi State University Football Stadium Half-time show as guests of the famous Maroon Band.
Festivals: Huntsville’s Big Spring Jam, White Sands Music Festival, Atwood Music Festival, The Biggest Free Fair-Washington Parrish Fair, LA, Neshoba County Fair-Philadelphia, MS Mississippi State Fair, Full Moon Pickin’-Percy Warner Park, Nashville; Texas Pete Twin City Ribfest, Winston Salem, NC; Bay Bridgefest-Bay St. Louis, MS; Nashville Women’s Half Marathon, Nashville, TN Sept. 2012; Tim McGraw/Faith Hill’s Swampstock, Rayville, LA., Elvis Presley Festival-Tupelo, MS
Honors: National Winners-Colgate Country Showdown 2008 ($100.000) at the Ryman Auditorium; Artists Grant-Mississippi Arts Commission, Mississippi Arts Commission Roster of Entertainers, Mississippi’s BEST Grassroots Entertainment Concert; Senate Resolution #670 congratulating the band for winning the Colgate Country Showdown in Nashville, TN.
Stage sharing/opening: Chris Young, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kellie Pickler, Bucky Covington, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Mountain Heart, Jesse McReynolds, The Grascals, Marty Raybon, Charlie Louvin, Little Big Town, Clay Walker, Daryl Worley, Daryl Singletary, Taylor Hicks, and others.