The Henningsens open for Hunter Hayes

Posted on 2013-02-08.

The Henningsens

Fraze welcomes The Henningsens – a family band who has mastered the art of songwriting. To introduce the trio, they are Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar, vocals) – family patriarch and father of 10 including eldest son Aaron (guitar, vocals) and daughter Clara (lead vocals, guitar).

It’s their gift for songwriting that first began turning heads in Nashville, with writing credits on multiple albums, most notably the Platinum-certified debut from The Band Perry, who scored big with “You Lie,” written by Aaron, Clara, and Brian, as well as the two-week #1 smash, “All Your Life,” penned by Brian and Clara.

Now, with the 2013 release of their Arista Nashville debut album, American Beautiful, helmed by four-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride), The Henningsens showcase a sound that is fresh, vibrant, and uniquely their own, with Clara’s expressive and inviting vocals center stage, together with gorgeous family harmonies, compelling songcraft, and vivid storytelling, offering lyrics that paint sometimes traditional themes in non-traditional ways.

On or off stage, there’s a disarming quality to The Henningsens – friendly, engaging, gracious, unassuming, and fun to be around, they share the candor and sometimes merciless teasing of family, and while they’ll be the first to say that it can be unusual to see two generations of family living and working so closely together, they’ll also say they love doing it – and they hope that it might be a positive inspiration to others. They make music that not only entertains, but also empowers or uplifts – music that resonates on an emotional level – is at the heart of what The Henningsens are all about.