Michigan-raised and Nashville-based, Hannah Rae Beale is a singer and songwriter who defies genres and stereotypes. Composing and performing original music at age 15, Hannah played all over western Michigan by 16, and her recording debut came with not one, but two EPs—“Dirt” and “Hold Tight”. Beale began sharing the stage with Milwaukee Music award, and Wisconsin Area Music Industry award winner, Ethan Keller. Hannah Rae Beale's first single, "Ain't Nobody," co-written and produced with Keller, debuted on 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee early 2011, and garnered a grand amount of positive feedback.
Hannah simultaneously released two EP's Dirt and Hold Tight in spring 2011. She then co-headlined a summer Midwest/east coast tour with the Ethan Keller Group, performing for thousands at outdoor festivals in Michigan and Wisconsin, and showcasing for industry professionals from Milwaukee to New York. She is influenced by, and compared to artists like Adele, Hasley, and Tori Kelly. Hannah has appeared at prestigious venues like Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, The House of Blues, On the Rox, and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA, the Devos Place in Grand Rapids, MI, Opry Mills in Nashville, TN and the Traverse City Film Festival, where her song "Keep Talking" was featured on the compilation CD.
She has shared the stage alongside artists like Mat Kearney andBrian Vander Ark (the Verve Pipe). In 2014 one of Beale's songs was featured in the soundtrack of the movie Dogman 2, starring Larry Joe Campbell. In 2015 her song "Lyrically Bound" was selected to be reviewed in the RnB panel by industry professionals at the ASCAP Expo in Los Angeles. (2016) Hannah's song "Lonely World" was written for the film "AA", which received "Best Comedy Short" in the Malibu Film Festival (CA), Official selection at The Laugh or Die comedy fest (2017), Official selection at the Capital City Film Festival (2017), and Official selection at the Richmond International Film Festival (2017). Beale's most recent release "Monster" is trending strong at a half million views on social media with thousands of shares, likes, and reviews to accompany its success (2018). She released three more singles in 2018, "Love So Wild" ft. Arlo, "Life After Love" ft. Misty Lee Sorenson, and "Forget You". Hanna's latest single is called "My Pride" (October 2019).
"Throughout her career, it’s been said that her recordings sound like pop, her performances are like the blues, and ASCAP has even labeled her work as RnB. If it was up to Beale, though, her music would be labeled as simply “sass.” “Sass” fits both her musical and personal personas, for while she may look like a princess, Beale is no damsel in distress. Her writing is a delicate blend of vulnerability, sultriness, and verbally flipping the bird at those who have betrayed her trust. The release of her early 2018 single, “Monster,” was celebrated with a call to her fans to “TAG YOUR EX OR BETTER YET SHARE IT ON THEIR WALL.” The song, as sweet and tempting as a “fuck you” text, is worth the public embarrassment. Let Beale’s music empower you to be fearless, steadfast, and most importantly, sassy. Her newest single, “Love So Wild,” drops May 4th." -Jules Wilson, Nashville Music Review
"Hannah Rae Beale’s vocals are intoxicating and emotive. Her songs are heartfelt and moving, always sung and written from the heart. her vocals echo someone a lot older in years." -Maverick Magazine (UK)
"Hannah Rae Beale is multi-talented vocalist and instrumentalist hailing from Frankfort, Michigan! I recently got put on to her music and I am so happy to have done so, because she truly is a powerhouse of talent!" -Max Ataraxis, Diversal.org
"My first honest-to-God thought after finishing my first listen through of "Monster" was: "man, I wish I could send this to my ex." The song reads like the letter you write and never send. The chorus is packed with all of the accusations and insults you wish you could hurl at your ex when you run into them in public, or better yet, when they send you a "hey, long time no talk..." Facebook message." -Jules Wilson, Nashville Music Review
"Such explicit honesty is one of the things about Hannah Rae Beale that really connects her to her fans, who have started calling themselves “Hans” or “Hanizers.” -Charles Bridgers IV, Live Laugh Love Nashville