Hollywood Records has announced the signing of actress and country singer Lucy Hale to an exclusive recording deal. Hale currently stars as Aria Montgomery in the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, which airs Tuesday nights at 7 pm/CT.
Hale is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and cites Shania Twain and Faith Hill as important influences. She was a winner of the reality show American Juniors and has acted in television shows Privileged and Bionic Woman. She will begin recording later in 2012, and her first album and single will appear in 2013 on Lyric Street/Hollywood Records.
“Lucy’s immense talent and passion for music make her a great fit for the label,” said Executive Vice President of Disney Music Group, Ken Bunt. “We’re very excited to be working with her.”