The Pretty Little Liars actress told Life & Style that she has already started working on the record, which will have a "country pop" feel.
"It's amazing," she said. "We started to record it last month... The album will be out this summer. A single will be out in the spring."
Hale added that she "couldn't be more excited" to make an album with a country feel.
"I grew up in Tennessee, so that's always been my heart and soul," she said. "[Singing] was my first love and I love music."
Hale signed a deal with Hollywood Records in June, saying at the time that she has a "huge passion" for music.
She is thought to be working with Sugarland star Kristian Bush on the album.