Hannah Bethel grew up on country music and classic rock in the backwoods of Northern Michigan. She spent most of her teenage years traveling the Upper Midwest performing original music at fairs, bars, talent shows, coffee houses, shopping malls and country and western shows. Hannah self-released her first record at 17 and the following year she moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Hannah completely immersed herself in the Nashville songwriting and business community. In 2010 she self-released her second record, “No Stopping, Standing, Parking”, which was recorded at Ricky Skagg’s studio, Skagg’s Place in Hendersonville, TN. Several of the tracks from “No Stopping, Standing, Parking” were featured in independent films and television shows.
In 2011, Hannah connected with producer, Andy Sheridan, who is currently touring with Hunter Hayes, and the two started work on what would be Hannah’s third studio project, “The Freedom EP”. This record brings Hannah’s catchy, unique sound into full light; traditional country music with a quirky, organic pop twist. “The Freedom EP” sparked worldwide attention and rave reviews for Hannah. She received acclaim from such renowned music industry critics as Robert Oermann, “She has a very cool Appalachian vocal style. The upbeat tune is produced perfectly with plenty of open spaces between the fiddle, dobro and steel lines… The accomplished singing is as impressive as the fact that she wrote or co-wrote all five of the EP’s fine songs.”
“The Freedom EP” also caught the ear of manager, Rikk Feulner. Hannah and Rikk began working together in late 2012 and and have taken huge strides in spreading Hannah’s music through out the USA, UK, Europe and Japan. Hannah’s debut single, “No Where Left to Roam” received airplay across the US as well as Europe. Hannah’s music videos for “No Where Left to Roam” (created by J Bryan Dill and Hannah Bethel), “Medicine” (created by Kylie Harris and Hannah Bethel) and “If I Don’t Love You Anymore” (Hannah Bethel, Jessica Frech and Tracy Facelli) have received airplay on The Country Network, ZUUS Country, The Nashville Network, GACtv.com, CMT.com and hundreds of retail outlets across the US. “Medicine” reached #11 on the country radio chart in Belgium. “The Freedom EP” was named Independent Country Album of the Year on Examiner.com.
Hannah is an avid writer and co-writer. She has written with some of Nashville’s finest songwriters, from big names to newcomers. One of those newcomers is Momentum Label Group artist, Rachele Lynae. Hannah had her first song cut in 2013 with Rachele’s sophomoric single, “Fishin’ For Something”, which received extensive radio play across the US. She also co-wrote Rachele’s current single, “Whole Lotta Nothing”.
Hannah has spent the last year touring the United States, performing shows from Alaska to New Jersey and everywhere in between. She has shared the stage with such artists as Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Trisha Yearwood, Charlie Worsham, Buddy Jewell, Frankie Ballard, Canaan Smith, Nine Days and Leigh Nash. Hannah’s newest record, “Never Ending Sky”, released in October 2014 and is co-produced with Brennin Hunt. Hannah was named one of CMA Close Up’s Who New to Watch in 2014.