Hailing from Prescott, Arkansas, Rachel Hale is no stranger to the stage. While interning in Los Angeles for Patriot Records, Rachel auditioned for Season 12 of American Idol. Rachel was a featured contestant and was a top 20 female finalist competing in the “live” shows. The judges named her the “happiest contestant” because she was always smiling. Billboard ranked her performance of “Nothing But the Water” as one of the Top 12 Performances of the entire season. Due to American Idol, many doors have opened, and Rachel is currently writing, recording, and working on an EP in Nashville, TN.