2016: The Year In Music

Gimme Five: Lucy Hale's Biggest Album Influences

Sasha Eisenman
Lucy Hale

From Dolly to Britney, check out the "You Sound Good To Me" singer's list of inspirations.

Last month, "Pretty Little Liars" star Lucy Hale launched her music career in grand fashion with the debut single "You Sound Good To Me," a country music offering that marked her first Hot 100 entry. In a little over a month, the official video for "You Sound Good To Me" has earned 2.5 million views on YouTube, setting Hale up for a debut album on Hollywood Records, due out this spring.



"I don't think I'll ever quit acting, but in my heart, I feel like I'm a musician," Hale told Billboard last month. The singer/actress says that her first full-length will feature a mix of country and pop, and although fans will have to wait a few months to hear the full collection, the 24-year-old has listed five artists that made a huge impact on her growing up, and will surely be heard as influences on her debut LP.

Check out Lucy Hale's list of her upcoming album's biggest influences, as the latest entry in Pop Shop's ongoing 'Gimme Five' series:

1. Shania Twain



2. Martina McBride



3. Dixie Chicks



4. Dolly Parton



5. Britney Spears



"I know that Britney's on the opposite end of the spectrum as the others, but I love Britney Spears," says Hale of her final selection. "I love '…Baby One More Time,' but she's got so many great songs. I'm dying to go to her show in Vegas. You know what song gets me every time? 'Lucky.' That song is deep!"

 

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