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Lzzy Hale reflects on 25th anniversary of Halestorm’s first show: “We were shaking with excitement”

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If you happened to be at Pennsylvania’s Schuylkill County Fair 25 years ago, you may have seen Halestorm‘s first-ever show.

In an Instagram post, frontwoman Lzzy Hale reflects on that debut performance, which took place August 9, 1997.

“It was just lil bro [drummer Arejay Hale] and I at the time,” Lzzy recalls. “We named the band Halestorm on the way to the gig, and stepped nervously on stage.”

“Well, I was nervous,” she adds. “I don’t think Arejay has ever been nervous in his life!”

During the set, the Hale siblings played a song called “Love Is Power,” which was the first track they’d ever written together.

“We were shaking with excitement after our performance, and to our surprise we even took home the 3rd place trophy!” Lzzy shares. “On the ride home and all throughout our family dinner that night, lil bro and I planned our mission.”

We’d like to see how many Grammys the first- and second-place winners have.

Halestorm is currently on tour in support of the band’s latest album, this year’s Back from the Dead.

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