Hannah McNeil was born with the love of music.
At an early age, she would sing along with the radio in the car, dumbfounding her mother…first at the fact that she knew the words and second that she could belt out a tune, in tune…when she barely knew how to walk! Born in Omaha, Nebraska, the ninth of ten children, she came into the large music loving clan of Richard McNeil and Sharon McMahon McNeil.
Her parents fostered the idea of “making a difference…everyday” by starting a homeless shelter in the Omaha community. Volunteers and donors pitched in generously to make it happen as Hannah watched and learned how important it is to be there for others who have deep needs of all kinds. This exposure sparked in Hannah the belief that she could touch people through her love and gift of music.
Hannah honed her performance skills playing honkytonks, 1000+ seat venues, casinos, state and county fairs across the Midwest. In early 2006 she and her music partner/co-writer Rob Higgins invested in a recording studio and started to write catchy, mainstream songs with the intention of trying to “make a difference…everyday” in people’s lives through the music that they wrote and then performed.
Hannah's first single, “What Am I Getting Up For” co-written with hit maker Jeffrey Steele and Jesse Wray made it all the way to #1 in Ireland, Norway, and Switzerland, #3 in Germany, #11 overall for Europe in the ECMA chart and #41 in the US Billboard Breakout.