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Alex Hall | Chestatee High School

Hall’s music career taking off after his graduation

POSTED: May 12, 2013 12:01 a.m.

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At the beginning of his high school career, Alex Hall switched from a focus on sports to a focus on learning guitar. Ever since he picked it up, the music has taken him places he never imagined he would be at graduation time.

Hall’s performing career took off with nothing but his guitar, his voice and his original songs.

Hall, a senior at Chestatee High School, has been singing, playing and recording music, with a focus on country, for more than four years now and has no plans to stop. His career started by playing locally.

“I just started playing shows right here in Gainesville, and it just kept building,” Hall said.

During his short career as a musician, Hall and his band have traveled all over the Southeast, opening for stars such as Gary Allan, Josh Thompson, Steel Magnolias and Gavin DeGraw.

Hall is now working with his producers and managers on his first professional album, he said. The album is expected to be released by this June.

“I’m working with some really good people right now,” Hall said. “(When working in recording) you just hopefully pray that you’re with the right people at the right time.”

Hall is currently working with Jan Smith, a vocal producer from Atlanta, who has worked with artists such as The Band Perry, Usher, Justin Bieber, Ludacris and Matchbox Twenty, among other familiar names in the music industry.

While Hall is busy playing music, recording, traveling, going to meetings and writing music, he makes sure to focus on school in the last days before graduation, he said.

However, besides his music and being involved in a work-based learning program, he does not have much time for extracurricular activities.

“I probably put in over 150 hours a month in music,” Hall said.

He said he is excited to start spending even more time in music after graduation. Hall and his band have some small tours planned after he graduates.


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