Drew Hale
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Drew Hale

Traverse City, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Traverse City, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Country Singer/Songwriter

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"El Paso Skyline is Probably The Best Song Ever Written About El Paso"

Move over Marty Robbins, El Paso has a new song.. and it is probably better than any other song about our city that you’ve ever heard.

It’s called El Paso Skyline by Drew Hale, a 33-year-old modern Country and Folk Rock singer/songwriter. Hale is a former El Pasoan and Eastwood class of 2000 graduate. The song is about his life journey; from growing up in the borderland to eventually leaving the city for a job in Traverse City, MI. He’s now a full time independant musician based out of Michigan.

“El Paso Skyline is really about my journey between leaving a life I loved with the people and places that made me who I am, and finding a new life in a new place with new people,” said Hale. “It’s a song about learning that sometimes ‘home’ and ‘hometown’ don’t always mean the same thing.. and that, as my brilliant wife once told me, it’s ok to have both roots, and wings.”

Hale performs El Paso Skyline at his shows around the country with his band members Justin Van Rheenen (Drums) and Rick Kiehle (Bass). Their YouTube video for the song was released in October and already has thousands of hits. He recently won the National Finals of 34th Country Showdown, the largest Country Music Talent Search in America with a grand prize of $100,000 and title of Best New Act in Country Music.

El Paso Skyline was one of the winning performances.

“This song has been well received by people from all over the country, including Nashville Tennessee when I played it onstage at the Ryman auditorium for the national finals of the Country Showdown,” he said.

Hale recently released an EP titled El Paso Skyline, which includes three other songs; Shot of Whiskey, You’re My Melody and Pictures. It is available for sale on iTunes and Amazon. For more information about Drew Hale, visit his website at www.drewhalemusic.com - El Paso 411


Discography

Eyes Closed Tight - 2009
El Paso Skyline (EP) - 2015
Great Lakes Summer Night (Single) - 2016
She's Like Fire (Single) - 2016
Roots and Wings - 2016
Roots and Wings (Deluxe Edition) - 2016

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Drew Hale is a modern country act based out of Traverse City, MI. He and his band play driving modern country music blended with rock, soul, and blues. Drew is an award winning singer/songwriter, most recently winning the 2015 Country Showdown national finals, and the title of "Best New Act in Country Music". Born and raised in the West Texas town of El Paso, Drew cut his teeth with rock, country, and blues bands until relocating to Northern Michigan in 2008. Drew began his career as a full time singer-songwriter in 2016 after his Country Showdown victory at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Drew is currently on tour with his band promoting his latest release "Roots and Wings". Recent tour stops included Texas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Drew has shared concert bills with national acts including Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, and Cassadee Pope, and served as direct support for both national and regional acts including LoCash, Scotty Mcreery, RaeLynn, Adam Sanders, and Gunnar and the Grizzly Boys.

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