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 EPs, 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, The House of Blues, On the Rox and The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Opry Mills in Nashville 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 and Brian 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 R&B panel by industry professionals at the ASCAP Expo in Los Angeles. In 2016, Hannah's song "Lonely World" was written for the film "AA," which received "Best Comedy Short" in the Malibu Film Festival, 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 "My Pride" (October 2019).