Christian singer, songwriter and American Idol finalist Rachel Hale has released her new single, “Promised Land.’

Rachel said the song is an anthem of hope that will help people move into their destinies.

“I wanted to write a song that would encourage myself and others to persevere in the pursuit of their God-given dreams,” she said.

“In Exodus 32, God promised Abraham, `I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever’. 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.

“Sometimes I feel like I am in a desert crying out to God, ‘when will the promises you have spoken to me come to pass?’ So I wrote this song to encourage myself to persevere in the pursuit of my dreams, and I pray it will do the same for those who listen.”

A self-professed small town country girl from Prescott, Arkansas, Rachel quickly gained international recognition in 2013 when she was a Top 20 finalist in American Idol season 12, and Billboard ranked her performance of Grace Potter’s Nothing But Water as one of the top moments of the season.

Rachel joined multiple GRAMMY Award winner CeCe Winan’s Nashville Life Church in 2012 where she led worship, as well as writing and performing on the Church’s debut album, Shine On Us. She co-wrote the hit song “Firm Foundation,” which became the title track for the album recorded by gospel trio Selah that went on to win Inspirational Album Of The Year at the 51st Dove Awards.

Rachel has shared the stage with music legends Peter Frampton and Ricky Skaggs, and opened for stars including Tracy Byrd, Joe Nichols, Joe Diffie and Chris Cagle.

Rachel is currently based in Redding, California.

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