Rick Hale

Rick HaleRick Hale is a dynamic singer and songwriter from Mesa, Arizona. He is a viral musician who is known for his smooth vocals, meaningful lyrics, and compelling writing style that transcends various genres. He has been playing the guitar for about 15 years and has produced two albums and several singles.

His full-time music career began after he had received a degree in finance from Arizona State University and afterwards ran a paper shredding company for a few years. Since making the commitment to be a performer and songwriter, has been aptly dubbed a “stay at home rock star” as he pursues music while taking care of his three-year-old and one-month-old sons.

Rick joined YouTube on 11 December 2010, and as of 8 December 2017, his YouTube channel has garnered more than 40,000 subscribers, including fans in more than 200 countries worldwide, and his music videos have received more than 7 million views. His arrangement of a mash-up of Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” and Pentatonix’s “Can’t Sleep Love” reached #3 in the world on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Songs Chart and landed him at #4 on a Billboard chart ranking viral music, among other music artists like Drake and Prince.

He has had a family member who is a recovering opioid addict, so he has written some songs about that. His original song and music video, “Descending,” from his album Brightness, has become a rallying cry for substance abuse awareness. He was asked by the Arizona governor’s office to speak and perform on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol at the Governor’s Red Ribbon Kick-off Event. At that event a music video of a song that he wrote for his brother was shown. The song was also featured in the award-winning short film, Welcome to Where You’ve Always Been. The subject of substance abuse has become a speaking platform for Rick, and he and his little brother, Ryan, an example and proponent of recovery, travel to speak about how substance abuse has impacted their family of eleven.

Rick has also performed at the World-Famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN and was chosen by the Arizona Governor’s office to perform and speak at the State Capitol for the first annual “Elephant in the Room” event.

Rick Hale is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His personal interests include songwriting, music, playing the guitar, standup comedy, and basketball. He served a full-time two-year mission for the Church in Detroit, Michigan. He and his wife, Taryn, have been married for seven years. She got her undergrad in Broadcast Journalism and her Master Degree in Mass Communication, which is where she started to learn video production. She has since been doing video production professionally and she is the one who produces all of Rick’s music videos.

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