Prescott First United Methodist Church will be hosting a Back to School Bash on August 18, 2023, featuring a free concert from Nashville star and former American Idol Rachel Hale.

Hale, a Prescott, Arkansas native was seen on American Idol Season 12 in 2013 where she made it into the Top 20. This small-town girl from Arkansas had her strongest performance when she performed a cover of Grace Potter's "Nothing But The Water," which was ranked as one of the top moments of the season according to Billboard.  In 2012, Hale led worship with multiple Grammy Award winner Cece Winans Nashville Life Church as well as writing and performing on the Church's debut album, Shine On Us.

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Bree Anne, Rachel Hale

Rachel's music has been featured on Daystar television and God TV both Christian-based television stations. Hale eventually landed her own TV reality show, Hale's Kitchen is a spin on Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen because of her last name Hale. The show invited celebrities and special guests to join her in making some fun recipes with paleo companies for her friends and followers.

Rachel Hale released a country single in 2022, titled, "A Man" which is a twist on the word, 'Amen' about love and faith. I personally loved the song. Be on the lookout for some new music coming soon!

Rachel Hale LIVE TV

According to her Facebook page, she will be taping LIVE, on  Huckabee on August 30, and the show will air on September 2-3 on TBN. For the latest on Rachel Hale see her Facebook page.

Rachel Hale, BreeAnne
Rachel Hale, Bree Anne

Free Concert

In the meantime, you can catch her performing a FREE concert at the Prescott First United Methodist Church Back to School Bash on August 18, at 6:30 PM. According to Pastor John J. Noggle, the concert will be outdoors behind the church, in case of rain it will be moved inside to the main church building.

In addition, there will be plenty of family fun activities beginning at 4:30 PM to 6 PM with carnival games. prizes, and back-to-school items for kids. There will also be free popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and hot dogs for everyone who comes out to this event.

The Rachel Hale concert begins at 6:30 PM and you're encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on during the show. Rachel told me she is super excited about coming back to her hometown to perform this very special show.

Rachel Hale
Rachel Hale

Donations Needed

Prescott First United Methodist Church is still seeking donations of back-to-school items and you can reach out to the church Monday-Thursday 8 AM to 1 PM by calling 870-887-2441 or dropping off items at 125 West 2nd Street N.

Pastor Noggle wishes to thank you for being a part of helping our children have a wonderful start to a new school year.

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