This was a big week for Lucy Hale. You probably know her as Aria Montgomery, one of the stars of the hit ABC Family series, “Pretty Little Liars” which kicked off it’s fifth season this week. But she’s an amazing country singer as well and premiered the single from her freshman album, ‘You Sound Good to Me,’ both the song and the video during the show.
We know what you’re thinking, another Hollywood star “gone country” but music actually came first for the Tennesse native and acting was just a detour. Hale started singing at eight years old and saw success at 13 winning the FOX singing completion show, “American Juniors.” The singer’s mother cashed in her retirement to support her daughter so the two could move to L.A. to pursue her music career but when the record deal didn’t materialize, acting opportunities did. She appeared on several TV shows including . “How I met your mother,” “Privileged” and her film credits include “Sisterhood of theTraveling Pants 2,” and “A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song.”
“I’m glad a record deal didn’t develop when we firsy moved to L.A.” says Hale. “It took a while to figure out what I wanted to say and what my vocals lent to, so music got put on the back burner. But it’s such a blessing that it took a little bit more time, because now I know who I am.”
When Nashville.com asked her where she saw herself 10 years from now; actor or singer, she said “Music is my first love and my main passion but I see myself trying to do it all. I tend to create pretty big goals and things have worked out pretty well so far so I hope to be doing both if I’m lucky enough.
Hale was able to co-write a lot of the tracks on the album with some heavy-hitter songwriters like Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey just to name a few.
Hale was recently signed with Bigger Picture and will be doing a radio tour with the new album releasing sometime in the spring. Watch her new video ‘You Sound Good to Me’ below.