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About the Drew Hale Band

_MG_1625Throughout 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. Most recently, The Drew Hale Band won the Detroit Regional round of 93.1 NashFM’s Nash Next contest.

Influenced by Texas roots and artists such as Reckless Kelly and Eric Church, the Drew Hale Band’s music pays homage to the red dirt country and southern rock scenes, as well as paints a picture of their love for the people and culture of Michigan, where the band calls home. The Drew Hale Band can be found playing throughout the Midwest, promoting their latest album, Roots and Wings (including the single, Pieces, featuring Vince Gill). They have shared stages and played festivals with some of Nashville’s biggest recording artists, including Tim McGraw, Frankie Ballard, Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Cassadee Pope, Scotty McCreery, LoCash, William Michael Morgan, RaeLynn, Drew Baldridge, The Railers, and Adam Sanders. Whether on an intimate stage at one of the many wineries or breweries throughout Michigan, rocking a bar on a Saturday night, or playing festivals such as Common Ground (Lansing, MI) or Arts, Beats, & Eats (Royal Oak, MI), you can count on an eclectic show that delivers a dynamic combination of originals and covers that bridge the gap between country, roots rock, and blues.

What others are saying

‘El Paso Skyline’ by Drew Hale 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.

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Toby Keith at Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, MI

Alternating back to the Sparrow Stage, country rocker Drew Hale sets the stage ablaze as they entertain the crowd that arrived for his performance. Drew calls Traverse City, MI home and was evident to have brought some of his Northern Michigan friends and family to the show as the crowd screams and shows their support throughout the set.

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"Drew Hale Band were the winners of our Michigan regional NASH Next competition qualifying for the finale; they electrified during our live show and have a strong set of original + cover material."

Robby Bridges
Director of FM Programming
Cumulus Detroit

#BreakingTheIce with Drew Hale

Michigan native Drew Hale isn’t your typical mainstream country artist, he’s rather rough around the edges and well, people are loving it. He has taken the stage with artists such as Tim Mcgraw and Dierks Bentley. Hale has something special that you can’t quite put your finger on, his vocals are beautiful and his style is a grounded representation of country and Americana. Passion is never lacking with Hale, as his vocals flow so passionately with each song he performs. His latest album titled Roots and Wings is a great baseline for who Hale is as an artist. It’s pretty outstanding. If you haven’t heard of Drew Hale, you’re missing something magical.

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“I've had the pleasure of working with Drew Hale Band on three separate occasions through two different organizations and it has been a pure pleasure! From the original booking, all the way through the performance, they are polite, professional, prompt, and a whole lot of fun! The Drew Hale Band is always on my radar when I need to book a high quality, incredibly talented group.”

Maureen Owens
Live From Charlevoix

Traverse City’s Drew Hale uncorks distinctive ‘northern country’ music, brings ‘labor of love’ to Cedar Springs

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.

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“We love having Drew come to Cedar Springs Brewing Co! He is AWESOME and always keeps guests here longer to listen to his music! True talent and stand up guy!”

Grace Baumgartner
Entertainment Coordinator
Cedar Springs Brewing Company

“Drew Hale & his band bring an amazing energy and talent to our stage! Drew’s signature, soulful sound appeals to a wide audience, covering a broad spectrum of genres - beginning with country roots and expanding beyond.”

Kerri Brown
Sales and Marketing Manager
Lansing Brewing Company

“Working with Drew is like working with an old friend. He never lets you down. Drew is very generous and kind to our customers and staff. His astute ability to play to the crowd before him leads to everyone enjoying their evening. Every time we have Drew playing his music at Aurora, it's a success.”

Kim Bunbury
Tasting Room & Event Manager
Aurora Cellars


Great Lakes Summer Night

She’s Like Fire

Shot of Whiskey

Pieces (feat. Vince Gill)

Gettin’ Our Church On

El Paso Skyline


Southern Heart

Time Well Wasted


Shot Of Whiskey

by Drew Hale | Live from Backroads Saloon

Time Well Wasted

by Drew Hale | Live from Backroads Saloon

Free Falling

by Tom Petty | Live From Backroads Saloon

Great Lakes Summer Night

by Drew Hale | Live from Big Ticket Festival


by X Ambassadors

Tennessee Whiskey

by Chris Stapleton


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