They say every dream starts with a dreamer, and Juliana Hale is nothing short of that. As a Nashville-based Pop recording artist, she has surrounded herself with some of music’s greatest mentors there including, Skidd Mills, Tom Jackson and Brett Manning. She recently returned to visit her home state and began recording in Los Angeles with Grammy winner Jared Lee Gosselin. Together they are developing a more pop/electronic sound. This is very clear with the release of her new music this year, starting with the danceable beat of “One Last Time.”
This upbeat summer bop will keep you moving with its danceable house production. Juliana describes it as a “blend of harmonies and nostalgic lyrics that will bring you back to young love and carefree times.” Produced by Grammy Award Winning producer Jared Lee Gosselin and Nick Morzov for ADIO Media Group, “One Last Time” is a song that everyone can relate to. Written by Juliana Hale and Rama Duke, the song tackles young love, and how it sometimes is not easy to just move on from your first love. Juliana says, “I don’t think you ever stop thinking about your first love. When you see them again, you forget everything that went wrong, and you ask yourself if it would really be so bad to go back to that person. You say every time is the ‘last time’ but it never really is. You stay in a constant battle with your common sense and your heart.”
Nowhere does Juliana Hale shine brighter than when she takes the stage, fans can see her passion for music shine through. Hale has performed at a variety of events including the Leather & Laces Super Bowl pre-party hosted by Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, performing alongside Flo Rida, Brandi Cyrus, and DJ Automatic. Her touring schedule has included many festivals; SXSW, Common Ground, and Numbers Fest, along with an array of shows at iconic Nashville venues including Exit In, Rocketown, Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville, Alley Taps and BB Kings.
From the first time she held a guitar, Juliana Hale knew she had an all-consuming love for making music. At the age of eight, she was singing, writing and playing for anyone who would listen. Growing up, Juliana Hale spent her time performing in local talent shows and community events before her family decided to move her dream from California to Nashville, where her musical journey took flight.
In 2013, the Nashville-based recording artist released her first EP, Dance in the Rain. Hale was excited to see her songs come to life and share them with the world until she hit an unexpected roadblock. Hale started experiencing a chronic intestinal disorder that would control her life for the next two years, leaving her feeling sick and isolated from her peers. These health issues not only affected Hale’s social life but also her music. Her dreams were put on hold as she sought answers and treatment options. During this time, Hale spent countless hours with vocal coaches, reclaiming her voice and working to find her sound and heal her instrument.
“When I look back on this time where I was struggling, I can see God’s hand and realize there was a blessing waiting for me, I just had to be patient enough to find it. During my sickness, I had plenty of time to write music. I wrote over 250 songs during those two years. I played my guitar until my fingers bled and the callouses thickened. I became a much more skilled musician and I knew that I was going to beat whatever this ‘thing’ was that was stealing my health and dreams. I was determined to get out there and share my music with the world,” says Hale.
Hale’s sickness eventually ended in surgery, getting her health back on track. Her life was no longer consumed by sickness and she was ready to continue pursuing her dreams. In October of 2016, Hale got back into the studio to record her next EP, appropriately titled, TIME and in 2017 she released the EP Small Talk produced by Grammy winner, Skidd Mills.
Today, Hale is feeling better than ever and is pursuing music full-time. She is a talented multi-instrumentalist, playing not only guitar, but also piano, ukulele, bass and flute. As a songwriter, Hale has over 1,000 songs in her repertoire.