Lzzy Hale by Anne Erickson

Gibson rocker Lzzy Hale is one of modern rock's biggest female names. As the singer and guitarist for Halestorm, Hale travels the world rocking festivals and headlining gigs, and she knows what it's like to be one of the only women on the bill.

Hale gives her thoughts on the #MeToo movement in a new chat with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out with Eric Blair Show."

"As a woman in this industry, I understand the daily struggle. I go through it myself. I've dealt my entire career with sexist and condescending people," Hale explained in the interview. "At the same time, I was raised by parents who didn't really put any limitations to my dreams or to my aspirations. As in whether I was a boy or a girl, if you wanna be a rodeo clown or a rock star or a doctor, it doesn't matter — you can do anything. So I was very naive for a long period of time, because I just had blinders on and just did it."

Hale added that as a member of Halestorm, she "never felt like I was viewed as somebody that's just there to pretty up the band or a marketing gimmick; it was always I'm just kind of one of the dudes."

"So when those things happen to me, I do kind of brush it off or you internalize," she continued. "That's the beauty of music too. I feel like, as a girl, I would have reacted or maybe been more depressed about some of the things that would have happened in my life if I didn't have music. So in that aspect, I think it's great that there are girls that are being brave enough to speak out, I think that it's great that there's more awareness of the things that just go on every day, all the time. And I'll continue to support my peers in the rock and roll industry and music and whoever else needs me to do it."

Check out Hale's beauty of an Explorer here.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson