Personalities | O.J. Hanssen | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, songwriter, b. 1964)

Norway’s O. J. Hanssen is one of Europe’s country-music success stories, having made three albums in Nashville. For 11 years, he divided his time between performing and serving as deputy sheriff in his home town of Mosjøen. With numerous nominations from the European CMA to his credit, his first Nashville album What’s It Gonna Take (2001), was produced by Barry Beckett, while his bluegrass/gospel album, Blessed (2004), boasted guest appearances by The Jordanaires.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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