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    Lucy Hale Releases Debut Single "You Sound Good to Me"—Listen Now!

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    The wait is finally over! Eighteen months after she signed a recording contract, Lucy Hale released her debut single, "You Sound Good to Me," at midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Hours earlier, the Pretty Little Liars actress participated in a Twitter Q&A to promote her currently untitled country album.

    "It's nice to get to finally be myself," Hale, 24, said of becoming a professional musician. "I don't have to hide behind a character, wardrobe or dialogue." The American Junior alum added that the "cool thing about music is that you can find inspiration from anyone."

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    Hale hopes listeners can put their preconceived notions about actors-turned-musicians aside and give her single a fair shot. "I just hope people see me with a fresh pair of eyes & ears," she tweeted. "I appreciate the support people have shown. It pumps me up!" Her music is "a true sense of who I am, what I stand for, and a lot of fun," she added. "I wanted it to feel like a good time."

    This isn't a side gig for Hale, either. "When I started this journey it was never for a hit single or one awesome album. I wanted it to be a lifetime thing," she explained. "I want to create music as long as the world will possibly let me. I want to tour, see every place possible."

    Hale has yet another reason to celebrate today: Pretty Little Liars returns to ABC Family at 8 p.m. ET.

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