Lzzy Hale

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Lzzy Hale
Hale with Halestorm at Rock im Park 2023
Hale with Halestorm at Rock im Park 2023
Background information
Birth nameElizabeth Mae Hale IV
Born (1983-10-10) October 10, 1983 (age 40)
Red Lion, Pennsylvania, U.S.
  • Singer
  • musician
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano[5]
Years active1997–present
Member ofHalestorm

Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale IV[6][7] (born October 10, 1983),[8] is an American musician. She serves as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of hard rock band Halestorm, and co-founded it with her brother Arejay Hale in 1997.

Hale refers to herself as an "Ambassador for Rock".[9] She is recognized for pushing conversations about mental health,[10] being a role model for young artists and girls,[11][12] and speaking to the need for gender equality and acceptance of people of all sexual orientations both within the music industry[13] and society.[14]


Hale began writing and performing music in 1997, when she founded Halestorm with her brother Arejay Hale. She has since gained success as Halestorm's lead singer, and she has performed live and recorded guest appearances alongside fellow rock/metal artists and musicians from other genres.[15][16]

Guest appearances[edit]

Hale performing in 2019

As a musical artist Hale has collaborated with a number of other notable bands and artists, including Dada Life,[17] Dream Theater,[18] New Years Day,[19][20] Mark Morton,[21] In This Moment,[22] the Hu,[23] Cory Marks,[24] Evanescence,[25] Apocalyptica,[26] Dee Snider,[27] Slothrust,[28] Avatar,[29] Lindsey Stirling,[30] Daughtry[31] and Nita Strauss.[32]

Hale has also performed solo for various live events. On April 7, 2018, Hale, backed by Cane Hill, played wrestler Ember Moon to the ring for her NXT Women's title defense against Shayna Baszler, performing her entrance theme "Free the Flame" at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans.[33] On February 29, 2020, Hale performed at Nashville SC's inaugural Major League Soccer match at Nissan Stadium.[34]

Gibson promotion[edit]

In 2021, Gibson announced that Hale was being named the first female Gibson brand ambassador.[35] A long-time fan and user, Hale had previously partnered with Gibson to design the Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer guitar,[36] and she designed other signature models for Gibson and Epiphone.[37]

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".[38] 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".[39]

Hale has also written the advice column "Ask Lzzy" for Revolver.[40]

Other activities[edit]

In 2020, Hale was made the host of the third season of "A Year in Music" on AXS TV,[41] which she continued to host in season four.[42] She was also 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.[43]

Personal life[edit]

Hale grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania,[44] and she is the fourth Elizabeth Mae in her family.[45] She began using the name "Lzzy" when she was 17 following confusion caused by fan calling her that on the band's website.[46]

Hale confirmed she is bisexual on her personal Twitter account in 2015.[47] She is in a long-term relationship with Joe Hottinger, her fellow guitarist in Halestorm,[48][49] and they live in Nashville, Tennessee.[50][51]

Hale often speaks out about the importance of supporting one's mental health, and she has stated she experiences anxiety, depression, and imposter syndrome.[52][53] Many of the songs on the band's fifth album, Back from the Dead, were rooted in Lzzy's mental health journey during the COVID-19 pandemic.[54] 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.[55]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominee/work Category Result Ref
2013 55th Annual Grammy Awards "Love Bites (So Do I)" Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Won [56]
2016 "Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards" Lzzy Hale 'Dimebag Darrell Shredder' Award Won [57]
2019 Loudwire Halestorm Rock Artist of the Decade Won [58]
2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards "Uncomfortable" Best Rock Performance Nominated [56]
2020 She Rocks Awards Lzzy Hale Inspire Award Won [59]
2023 Heavy Music Awards Halestorm Best International Artist Won [60][61]
Best International Live Artist Nominated
Back from the Dead Best Album Nominated
Best Production Nominated


Hale in 2015


As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" (with Daughtry) 2023 [A] 5 [B] [C] Non-album single
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or a value that is not applicable.


  1. ^ "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 3 on the US Digital Song Sales chart.[66]
  2. ^ "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" did not enter the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, but peaked at number 21 on the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart.[67]
  3. ^ "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" did not enter the UK Singles Chart, but peaked at number 49 on the UK Singles Sales Chart.[68]


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  11. ^ Doğan, Muharrem (July 13, 2022). "Lzzy Hale Speaks On Being A Role Model For Young Artists". MetalCastle.
  12. ^ Barnes, Hannah. "Lzzy Hale Says It's 'Humbling' to Be a Rock Music Role Model for Girls". Popculture.com. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  13. ^ Garcia, Thania (March 8, 2023). "'Be The Change' Study Details Gender-Based Inequalities in Music, Includes Telling Foreword From JoJo". Variety. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
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  18. ^ "Lzzy Hale Guests on Dream Theater Song 'Our New World'". Loudwire. September 9, 2016.
  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. January 3, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  21. ^ "Hear Lzzy Hale, Howard Jones Join Lamb of God's Mark Morton on New Acoustic EP". Revolver. January 17, 2020.
  22. ^ "Taylor Momsen Says Covering Queen With Maria Brink and Lzzy Hale 'Felt Like A Very Natural Collaboration'". blabbermouth.net. June 27, 2020.
  23. ^ "The HU Joins Forces with Halestorm's Lzzy Hale for "Song Of Women"". Music Mayhem. May 1, 2020. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  24. ^ "Watch Halestron's Lzzy Hale Duet With Country Rocker Cory Marks In 'Out In The Rain' Video". blabbermouth.net. August 8, 2020.
  25. ^ "Evanescence Debut 'Use My Voice' Feat. Lzzy Hale + Taylor Momsen". Loudwire. August 28, 2020.
  26. ^ "Apocalyptica Taps Halestorm's Lzzy Hale For New Single, 'Talk To Me'". Blabbermouth. August 17, 2020.
  27. ^ "Watch Official Music Video For Dee Snider And Lzzy Hale's New Version Of 'The Magic Of Christmas Day'". Blabbermouth. November 17, 2020.
  28. ^ Schaffner, Lauryn (August 10, 2021). "Hear Lzzy Hale Roar on New Slothrust Song 'The Next Curse'". Loudwire. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  29. ^ Hickie, James (February 16, 2023). "Album review: Avatar - Dance Devil Dance". Kerrang!. Retrieved February 21, 2023.
  30. ^ "HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Featured In LINDSEY STIRLING's 'Shatter Me' Video". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. April 27, 2014. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  31. ^ "Watch: CHRIS DAUGHTRY And LZZY HALE Drop Video For Cover Of JOURNEY's 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)'". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. April 6, 2023. Retrieved December 2, 2023.
  32. ^ Colothan, Scott. "Nita Strauss hails Halestorm vocalist Lzzy Hale as 'one of the greatest in the world'". Planet Rock. Retrieved July 15, 2023.
  33. ^ "Cane Hill + Lzzy Hale Intro Ember Moon at WWE NXT: Takeover". Loudwire. April 8, 2018.
  34. ^ "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.
  35. ^ Parker, Matt (July 16, 2021). "Lzzy Hale announced as Gibson's first female Brand Ambassador". guitarworld. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  36. ^ "Lzzy Hale Explorer". Gibson.com.
  37. ^ "Lzzy Hale was "nervous" about her Gibson Explorerbird signature model". Guitar.com.
  38. ^ "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.
  39. ^ "New Issue Preview: Revolver February/March 2015". Revolver Magazine. NewBay Media. Archived from the original on March 31, 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
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  41. ^ A Year in Music Returns with New Host Lzzy Hale!, September 19, 2020, retrieved July 11, 2021
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  47. ^ Lzzy Hale [@LZZYHALE] (October 11, 2014). "@JayxMichaels ha! Well, kinda ... I am bi, also secure and in my feminine/sexuality" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  65. ^ Peak positions for singles on UK chart:
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