Lzzy Hale

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Lzzy Hale
Hale performing with Halestorm in 2019
Hale performing with Halestorm in 2019
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth Mae Hale
Born (1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 38)
Red Lion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • musician
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboards
Years active1997–present
LabelsAtlantic

Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale[5] (born October 10, 1983)[6] is an American singer, musician, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded with her brother Arejay Hale in 1997.

Career[edit]

Hale began writing and performing music in 1997. She has since gained success as Halestorm's lead singer, and with guest appearances alongside artists such as Eric Church, Lindsey Stirling, Shinedown, Machine Gun Kelly, Black Stone Cherry, Seether, Adrenaline Mob, Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Hu, and Stone Sour.[7][8]

Revolver appearances[edit]

In the December 2009 issue of Revolver magazine, Hale appeared on the cover alongside former Landmine Marathon vocalist Grace Perry as one of the "Hottest Chicks in Metal".[9] For most years since, Hale has been listed as one of the magazine's "Hottest" either in the magazine and/or in its Hottest Chicks calendar. For the magazine's February/March 2015 issue, Hale appeared alone on the cover for both a feature article and once more as one of Revolver's "25 hottest chicks in hard rock and metal".[10]

Hale has also written the advice column "Ask Lzzy" for Revolver.[11]

Gibson promotion[edit]

In 2021, Gibson announced that Hale was being named the first female Gibson brand ambassador.[12] A long-time fan and user, Hale had previously partnered with Gibson to design the Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer guitar.[13] As a brand ambassador, it was announced Hale would help create new signature models from Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.[12]

During Halestorm's tour with The Pretty Reckless in 2022, Hale gifted a white Gibson Explorer to guitarist Daniela Villarreal from The Warning during the middle of their opening set.[14] The making of the guitar was a collaborative effort between Hale and Gibson.

Guest appearances[edit]

As a musical artist Hale has collaborated with a number of other notable bands. Some of the songs she has lent vocals to include:

Other activities[edit]

In 2020, Hale was made the host of the third season of “A Year in Music” on AXS TV,[34] which she continued to host in season four.[35] She was also announced to be a judge on the inaugural season of the television show “No Cover”, a music competition show where unsigned bands and artists performed original songs with the hope of winning a record contract.[36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Title Award Result Ref
2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards "Love Bites (So Do I)" Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (as part of Halestorm) Won [37]
2016 Metal Hammer "Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards" 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won [38]
2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards "Uncomfortable" Best Rock Performance (as part of Halestorm) Nominated [37]
2020 Women's International Music Network She Rocks Awards Inspire Award Won [39]

Personal life[edit]

Hale is the fourth Elizabeth Mae in her family, she said in an interview for Loudwire's "Wikipedia Fact or Fiction".[40]

On October 11, 2014, Hale said she is bisexual on her personal Twitter account.[41] In 2015, bandmate Josh Smith confirmed that Hale was in a relationship with fellow Halestorm guitarist Joe Hottinger,[42] and in 2021, Hale stated on Twitter, “I’m a bi gal in an 18-year relationship with a man.“[43]

On February 29, 2020, Hale performed at Nashville SC's inaugural Major League Soccer match at Nissan Stadium.[44]

Hale often speaks out about the importance of supporting one's mental health. In 2018, she started the #RaiseYourHorns trend online following the suicide of Huntress vocalist Jill Janus, resulting in thousands of pictures being posted online from celebrities and rock fans sharing their own experiences with mental illness.[45]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tim Grierson. "Halestorm". About.com Entertainment. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Discs: Halestorm, 1032K, Willie Nelson, Joshua Bell and Friends". The Buffalo News. October 24, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Lindsey Stirling". Billboard. November 4, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  4. ^ Marisa Brown. "Halestorm – Biography – AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Hale, Elizabeth Mae. "Songwriter/Composer: Hale Elizabeth Mae". Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  6. ^ Rose, Rustyn (May 24, 2011). "Metalholic's Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2011". Metalholic. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  7. ^ Tree Riddle (May 11, 2012). "Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Unveils Signature Gibson Guitar Via Twitter". Loudwire.
  8. ^ "Halestorm on The Tonight Show". The Patriot News. September 4, 2007. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  9. ^ "Revolver's hottest chicks in metal of all time issue on stands now!!!". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "New Issue Preview: Revolver February/March 2015". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  11. ^ Hale, Lzzy. "Ask Lzzy". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
  12. ^ a b Parker, Matt (July 16, 2021). "Lzzy Hale announced as Gibson's first female Brand Ambassador". guitarworld. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "Lzzy Hale Explorer". Gibson.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. ^ Schaffner, Lauryn SchaffnerLauryn. "Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Gifts The Warning Singer Guitar Onstage". Loudwire. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  15. ^ "Letters From The Labyrinth". Live Nation Entertainment. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  16. ^ "Lindsey Stirling's Shatter Me Video featuring Lzzy Hale on vocals". Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  17. ^ "Lzzy Hale Guests on Dada Life's New Song, 'Tic Tic Tic'". Loudwire.
  18. ^ "Lzzy Hale Guests on Dream Theater Song 'Our New World'". Loudwire.
  19. ^ "New Years Day covers Pantera, Linkin Park, Garbage classics on 'Diary of a Creep' EP". Blabbermouth.net. January 3, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  20. ^ "New Years Day salute influences With 'Diary of a Creep' EP, Prep for January Tour". Loudwire. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "Cane Hill + Lzzy Hale Intro Ember Moon at WWE NXT: Takeover". Loudwire.
  22. ^ "Tom Keifer - The Way Life Goes". Discogs.
  23. ^ "Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale & Chris Robertson join Planet Rock All Stars charity single". Planet Rock. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  24. ^ "Hear Lzzy Hale, Howard Jones Join Lamb of God's Mark Morton on New Acoustic EP". Revolver. January 17, 2020.
  25. ^ "Taylor Momsen Says Covering Queen With Maria Brink and Lzzy Hale 'Felt Like A Very Natural Collaboration'". blabbermouth.net. June 27, 2020.
  26. ^ "The HU Joins Forces with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale for "Song Of Women"". Music Mayhem. May 1, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  27. ^ "Watch Halestron's Lzzy Hale Duet With Country Rocker Cory Marks In 'Out In The Rain' Video". blabbermouth.net. August 8, 2020.
  28. ^ "Evanescence Debut 'Use My Voice' Feat. Lzzy Hale + Taylor Momsen". Loudwire.
  29. ^ "Apocalyptica Taps Halestorm's Lzzy Hale For New Single, 'Talk To Me'". Blabbermouth. August 17, 2020.
  30. ^ "Watch Official Music Video For Dee Snider And Lzzy Hale's New Version Of 'The Magic Of Christmas Day'". Blabbermouth. November 17, 2020.
  31. ^ "The Picturebooks Release "Rebel" Featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm". Metal Planet Music. May 17, 2021.
  32. ^ "Paradise City band The Relentless drop new album, Cruel Games". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  33. ^ Schaffner, Lauryn SchaffnerLauryn. "Hear Lzzy Hale Roar on New Slothrust Song 'The Next Curse'". Loudwire. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  34. ^ A Year in Music Returns with New Host Lzzy Hale!, retrieved July 11, 2021
  35. ^ "AXS TV's 'The Top Ten Revealed' and 'A Year In Music' to Return in May". Variety. April 14, 2021. Retrieved December 14, 2021.
  36. ^ Hartmann, Graham (October 28, 2020). "F**k American Idol: Alice Cooper, Lzzy Hale + More to Host Competition Show for Original Bands". Loudwire. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  37. ^ a b "Grammy Artist Page". November 23, 2020.
  38. ^ "Golden Gods 2016: the winners in full - part 3". July 16, 2016.
  39. ^ "She Rocks Awards Previous Winners".
  40. ^ "Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Plays 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'". Loudwire. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  41. ^ Lzzy Hale [@LZZYHALE] (October 11, 2014). "@JayxMichaels ha! Well, kinda ... I am bi, also secure and in my feminine/sexuality" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  42. ^ "Will Halestrorm's Lzzy Hale And Joe Hottinger Ever Get Married? She Responds". blabbermouth.net. April 22, 2020. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  43. ^ "Lzzy Hale Finally Confesses That She's A Bisexual Who Is In 18-Year Relationship With A Man". Metalhead Zone. May 16, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2021.
  44. ^ "Pause Mute Current Time 0:04 / Duration 0:38 Share Fullscreen Nashville SC supporters rock out to Lzzy Hale's guitar riff at inaugural match". MLSSoccer.com. February 29, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  45. ^ "Lzzy Hale Discusses Mental Health Awareness And Her #RaiseYourHorns Campaign". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 11, 2021.

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