Jennifer Kathleen Hanson (born August 10, 1973 in La Habra, California) is an American country music artist, as well as a former Miss California. Married to songwriter Mark Nesler since 1997, Hanson began her own musical career in 2002 with a self-titled debut album being issued on Capitol Records. The album produced three hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including the Top 20 hit "Beautiful Goodbye". She switched to Universal South Records in 2007, releasing her second studio album (entitled Thankful) in early 2008. Hanson has also written singles for other artists, including "Leave the Pieces" for Read more on Last.fm.