Not many people know Lucy Hale started out her life in Los Angeles as an aspiring musician. Hale was among the winners of 2003’s American Juniors, a show that served as a spin-off of American Idol. Hale jokingly says she that she believed that she was ‘the second coming of Kelly Clarkson’, but then went on to a flourishing acting career instead.
Now, with several successful TV shows on her resume, she is ready to try her hand at music once again. She’s signed with Hollywood Records and will be recording a country album, to be released later this year after her single.
Hale says in an interview with Access Hollywood, “(The album) is something I wanted to do way before ‘Pretty Little Liars’ or anything. I grew up singing, and acting sort of came up along the way. … (Recording) is a lot of weekends, it’s a lot of long nights but I’m so passionate about it … I’m just really excited.” She also discusses why she chose country music out of all the genres, explaining, “Country music to me is the best music in the world. It’s storytelling and it means something and it can make you feel any emotion in the world and it’s just where my heart is.”
Hale adds that she hopes that fans of country music will accept her and she’ll finally find her place there, adding, “Once you get in the circle of country music, you’re in and they will stay with you for life. It’s just going over the hurdle of getting in there because they don’t just let anyone in. Look at the careers. You don’t make one album. You make 25 albums. They’re just behind your back always.”
In the meantime, Hale can currently be seen in season 3 of Pretty Little Liars, airing on ABC Family.