‘American Idol’s Rachel Hale Releases Christian Song ‘Promised Land’

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Former American Idol contestant Rachel Hale has released a new Christian song called “Promised Land,” along with a lyric video. Hale made it to the Top 20 Girls category of Season 12 in 2013, when she was 21 years old.


The song is an uplifting anthem about moving toward something you’ve dreamed about for a long time. Hale also released a video sharing the story behind the song, and what inspired its release.

‘American Idol’ Alum Rachel Hale Releases New Song

“How long must I wander? / How long must I wait? / How long must I wander? / Is it too far? / Am I just too late? / For a promised land,” Hale sings in the inspiring new song.

In her “song story” video, Hale explains that she’s felt discouraged in the past about not reaching her dream of becoming a singer. Her feelings inspired the song “Promised Land,” co-written with Vince Scheuerman.


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Hale said she wrote the song “to keep me moving forward, despite hardship, despite doubt, despite discouragement.” She added that the song is for anyone who has felt similarly about reaching their goals.

The singer told CCM magazine that she was inspired by Exodus 32, explaining, “Abraham lived in the desert. Each day he saw sand, and each night he saw stars. I love how God gave Abraham a tangible vision to accompany the promise God spoke to him.”


Where Else Can You Listen to Hale’s Music?

Rachel Hale has a few singles under her belt, the first being a cover of Grace Potter’s “Nothing But the Water,” which she performed on American Idol in 2013. Then in 2015, she released the Christmas song “Can You Hear the Sound?” with an accompanying music video.

The singer has also posted several covers on her YouTube page over the years. Songs include Carrie Underwood’s “Let There Be Peace,” and Echosmith’s “Cool Kids.” You can also follow Hale on Instagram, where she posts music updates and cooking videos.

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