Greg Hanson and the Backroads

Greg Hanson & the Backroads have shared the stage with Tracy Lawrence, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Milsap, Blake Shelton, Steve Holy and more. They have entertained crowds as small as 100 and as large as 8000. Greg even sang to a crowd of 60,000 plus when he performed the National Anthem at a Minnesota Vikings game. Greg Hanson & the Backroads always put on a memorable show and the crowd always has a great time.

It all started in Wilmot, South Dakota where Greg was raised on the family farm. While in his teens, Greg became determined to make singing his career and spent the next eight years competing in numerous talent contests throughout the Midwest.

His first break came in 2001, when Greg performed in Branson, Missouri, and was offered a permanent spot on the Doug Gabriel Show. Greg moved to Branson and performed there for 10 months while he recorded his debut album “I’m the New Man.” Through a mutual friend, Greg was introduced to Minnesota native Dennis Morgan, who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. Morgan, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, has written more than 20 number one hits for artists like Faith Hill, Reba, Ronnie Milsap, Rod Stewart, and many others. Believing in Greg’s traditional, yet, unique vocals, the two worked together to record Greg’s second album, “I Owe You One.”

One of Greg's favorite places to play in the South Dakota State Fair. Over the years, he has enjoyed singing on the 4-H stage, performing with Sherwin Linton and the Cotton Kings, the Freedom Stage and even opening for Chely Wright at the Grandstand. Greg loves the State Fair and has not missed one since he was 5 years old.

Sunday, Sep 6
11:30 am, 4:00 pm

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