Throughout Northern Michigan, the name Drew Hale is synonymous with powerful vocals, compelling lyrics and haunting melodies. In 2016, Drew won the national Country Showdown competition held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, earning him the title Best New Act in Country Music, as well as the $100,000 cash prize.
Influenced by his Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, Drew's music pays homage to the red dirt country scene, as well as paints a picture of his love for the people and culture of Northern Michigan. He and his band can be found touring throughout the Midwest and Texas, promoting their latest album, Roots and Wings (feat the legendary Vince Gill). They have shared stages and played festivals with some of Nashville's biggest recording artists, including Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, William Michael Morgan, Frankie Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery, LoCash, RaeLynn, and Adam Sanders.
Drew Hale bio
Drew Hale is a singer/songwriter based out of Traverse City, MI. Drew is a Country-Americana artist and winner of the 34th annual Country Showdown at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Drew was named "Best New Act in Country Music" for 2015. He is currently on tour with his band in support of his latest album 'Roots and Wings'.
Drew has shared the stage with acts like LoCash and William Michael Morgan, and has shared concert bills with such names as Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Canaan Smith, RaeLynn, and Scotty McCreery. He has also worked with legendary artists such as Abraham Laboriel, and Vince Gill.