The Truth About Lucy Hale’s Lies

Lies! They’re all lies! Everything country newcomer Lucy Hale does lately is based on lies.

She has a new song about lies. Well, about not being able to tell them because the truth is that she’s falling to pieces. It’s called “Lie a Little Better.” And then there’s her show, Pretty Little Liars, which was just renewed for two more seasons.

But ultimately, being honest is what put Hale here in country music in the first place.

In the September issue of Cosmopolitan, Hale opens up about the songwriting sessions for her debut album, Road Between.

“I had a moment when I realized, ’Wow, I’ve been bottling emotions for a long time,’ and I wasn’t allowing myself to go to those places. It’s like, ’Lucy’s having a bad day, so she has to paint a smile on,'” she said of the lies she’d tell herself on a daily basis. “It’s okay to be human! It’s okay to be upset! During my songwriting sessions, all that spilled out of me. Who needs a therapist?”

Once Hale gets around to singing all those truths, she says it feels just as vulnerable as running naked down a hallway. And she admitted that of all the big risks she’s taken in her life, making the album is “the scariest thing I will ever do in my life.”

“My heart is on my sleeve when I’m singing my songs — there have been moments I’ve cried onstage because it just felt right,” Hale said.

Because sometimes, the truth just hurts.

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