OFFSTAGE: Lucy Hale Counting on Country Loyalty

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Lucy Hale hasn’t even finished her country album yet. But once she does, she knows the genre, the industry and the fans will be loyal to her. “Once you get in the circle of country music, you’re in, and they will stay with you for life,” the Pretty Little Liars star told Access Hollywood . “It’s just going over the hurdle of getting in there because they don’t just let anyone in. Look at the careers. You don’t make one album. You make 25 albums. They’re just behind your back always.” Hale added she’d wanted to make this album before the hit television show came along and that country music is the best music in the world. “It’s storytelling, and it means something, and it can make you feel any emotion in the world, and it’s just where my heart is,” she said.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.