Get to Know Hailey
Hailey Verhaalen is an undeniable talent. Whether she's serenading packed rooms at places like the Bluebird Café in Nashville, or getting a ‘yes’ from all three judges on ABC’s American Idol – her voice remains as authentic as her story telling. “I've been singing ever since I can remember - my very first performance was at my third grade talent show, and I just kind of fell in love with performing from there and never stopped.”
Born and raised in Oregon City, OR, Hailey spent the early days of her career capturing the hearts of fans throughout the Pacific Northwest. As gritty and hardworking as she is talented, she further developed her craft by performing every chance she got – from rodeos, to festivals and fairs, to singing the national anthem at NBA games. In 2016, Hailey made the tough choice to uproot her life and move across the country to pursue her calling as a country singer in Nashville, Tn.
She’s shared the stage with major artists such as Deana Carter, Love and Theft, James Otto, Colt Ford, Craig Wayne Boyd, and The Moonshine Bandits. Her 2018 EP ‘The Real Stuff’ peaked at #9 on the iTunes Country Music Chart and received praise for its honesty with which it approached topics across the board from love and heartbreak to “ballin’ on a budget’ and loving every minute of it. She gets radio play throughout the Pacific Northwest and has thus far released 4 EP’s, and 3 singles -- with her most recent being a story about her belief that money can't buy happiness, but going out and making memories can. It's called “How I Make a Livin’” and is available Here
“Hailey Verhaalen is an Oregon City fireball, weaving amazing vocals with a firm knack for storytelling. Her stories of heartbreak, love, and friends and family echo true in everyone’s hearts.” - 1950 Clothing Co
“Stand out – beautiful tone.” - Katy Perry, American Idol Season 3
“Hailey is a force to be reckoned with; a powerful voice with solid songs. She has a professional mindset looking to constantly up her talents. She looks to collaborate with others to learn and hone in her craft on a regular basis. I love the energy and positiveness she always brings day in & day out!” - Brian Scheuble