Starting a band at 13 years of age isn’t all that unusual. Starting a band at 13 years of age with your 10 year old brother and continuing it for the next 20 years; now that’s something else. In the two decades since Lzzy Hale and her brother, Arejay, formed hard-rock outfit, Halestorm, the band has garnered a reputation for constant touring – racking-up up to 250 shows in a year – and scoring a slew of support slots for prominent hard-rock and metal acts such as Disturbed, Staind, Evanescence, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, The Pretty Reckless, Sevendust, and… well, you get it; they tour a lot and get picked to work with the big names.
Over her two decade performance career, Hale has become known for her powerful vocals and engaging stage presence, delivering all the growl and swagger one expects from a hard-rock performer. Gibson guitars has honoured Hale with her own signature model Explorer, joining the ranks of hard-rock artists such as Slash and Gary Moore in having a signature guitars produced by the marque manufacturer.
One thing I noticed while looking for suitable photos and videos for this article, was that Hale always performs with a big grin, indicating that her love for making music hasn’t been diminished by performing with the same band for two decades, or the group’s busy touring schedule, and it certainly adds to her charm as a front-woman. For these reasons, and to celebrate her 33rd birthday, Lzzy Hale is the latest addition to the Women-Who-Rocktober.