“Singing gives me a sense of freedom like nothing else.”
As the commercial says, sometimes life comes at you fast. So fast, in fact, that it can rock yourworld and change your life forever in the time it takes to write a song lyric. Just ask Stephanie Quayle. Growing up on a farm in Bozeman, Montana, Stephanie always loved music and dreamed of a becoming a country singer. But it was the events that transpired on another continent that brought her to Nashville and to the career that unfolded with the release of her EP, Stand Back.
Stand Back is a giant step forward for Stephanie. In the album’s high-spirited, romp-sass arrangements and rip-torn vocal vulnerability, each song delivers a memorable punch that resonates with listeners. Whether sashaying through the spunky tongue-in-cheek“Love Stuck,” poignantly setting the stage for ultimate denial in “Pictures Lie,” or defiantly power housing through the CD’s title cut, Stephanie goes at it full throttle with a spirit of unbridled energy and empowerment.
“Sugar High,” the first single from her second Rebel Engine release, was written by Ashley Gorley, Kelley Lovelace and Steve McEwan. This sweet tale of love showcases Stephanie’s unique and inviting vocal strength. Produced by Grammy winner Ilya Toshinsky, is certain to stand out when it hits mainstream country radio this Spring.
While she has yet to realize her dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry or performing at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, Stephanie has already logged an unusually impressive performance portfolio. She’s appeared three times at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, sung at the U.S. Navy’s “Fleet Week” in San Francisco, and was personally asked by Maria Shriver to perform for an audience of over 14,000 at Shriver’s National Women’s Conference in 2010 and 2011. The Girls for a Change organization featured one of her self-penned songs, “Be Who You Are,” as an inspirational conference theme. Last year, the Amway Corporation licensed her song, “You Inspire Me,” inviting Stephanie to perform the song live for over 3,500 people at its annual Amway Achievers event. She has also written and recorded a theme song (“Big Blue Town”) for Sea Save Foundation, which features the artist in a public service video shot in the Cayman Islands. True to her charitable nature, Stephanie has just joined forces to become a national spokesperson for the Soles 4 Souls organization that is dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty around the globe.
An active You Tube, Twitter and Facebook user, Stephanie has built an enthusiastic fan base around the world. Her international appeal was broadened in 2012 when she performed and signed autographs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. In 2013, Stephanie returned to the sellout event to showcase her talent on the Transitions Stage and visit with hundreds of fans at an after-show meet’n’greet.
Like the title of her song “Rollercoaster,” Stephanie’s life right now is a whirlwind, but that’s just fine with her. After all, it’s what this singer/songwriter has dreamed of ever since her childhood back in Bozeman, and she’s reaching out for the brass ring with everything she’s got. As she puts it, “I want to keep on building memories. I want my music to be the soundtrack for everyone’s lives.”
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