Watch the video for the first single from the actress' upcoming debut, "Road Between," out June 3.

Upon hearing about the upcoming debut album for actress-turned-country-singer Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars," "Scream 4"), it would be easy to roll your eyes at yet another star pulling double duty. That would also be pretty lazy.

Hale's first single "You Sound Good To Me" (watch the video above) effectively bridges country and pop and provides ample reason to think the 24-year-old Memphis native's debut, "Road Between," out June 3, could be an irresistible summer record. Hey, even if it's just a collection of a few solid, twang-y tracks, it's already a long way ahead of Jared Leto's ponderous, puzzlingly successful 30 Seconds to Mars. Faint praise, but you get the idea.

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