Flock of Quayle
Recorded almost entirely virtually during COVID-19, the latest releases, "Wild Frontier," “By Heart,” and "We Buy Gold," define a new era in Quayle’s musical journey. With a strong dose of Western, an emphasis on baritone guitar and a frisky put-it-out there candor, the singer-songwriter leans straight into what’s on her mind. Paired with Alex Kline, award winning songwriter and one of the most notable female producers in Nashville, the two have expanded upon Quayle's Big Sky Country roots with the lead singles from this forthcoming collection of songs that is sure to cement her place in country music as an artist who authentically carries the genre's roots into the contemporary landscape of today.
Rolling Stone Country named her “An Artist You Need To Know,” CMT tapped Quayle as part of their “Next Women of Country” franchise, The Kelly Clarkson Show featured Quayle as a performer and guest, her last three singles garnered over 100 million audience impressions, and the Grand Ole Opry has hosted the get-it-done artist multiple times. Cited by Billboard for her “captivating story-telling,” Quayle serves a powerful dose of self-propulsion tempered with a dollop of “go, girl” affirmation and the above mentioned truth-telling. With a vocal forward tilt, she blazes through her songs with equal parts of wonder, sinew and enough vinegar to shuck the sugary good girl role for an ever-evolving grown ass woman.
When you talk about Stephanie Quayle making it “the old fashioned way” in country music, the easy assumption is: it's the honey blonde’s ability to book her own gigs, haul her own gear and make it happen in the bars, rodeos and fairs across the country. But the Bozeman, Montanan earned her country bonafides by living a life that’s far-flung and experienced.
“When I’d gotten out of high school, I’d taken off for California, which seemed so much closer -- to be the artist of California country. I eventually made my way to Nashville, and I thought I had so much life experience by then,” she laughs, “and then some terrible business things happened. When things don’t work out, I just get defiant and try to figure them out.“
Raised on a working ranch with “hundreds and hundreds of acres of alfalfa and just under 100 head of Black Angus,” she developed grit without even thinking about it. She also grew up on the kind of country music cowboys love – and invokes Dolly, Tammy, Loretta and Patsy in a way that suggests immersion not drive-by name-checking for legitimacy.
She found her calling as a foreign exchange student in Fribourg, Switzerland, overhearing some young people saying their band needed a lead singer. She didn’t really speak the language, but – as is her wont – she figured it out. Resourceful, strong, smart and business savvy enough to defy the odds -- nothing phases the woman who has since partnered with massive brands like Wrangler, Winnebago, Bass Pro Shops, Murdochs, Harley-Davidson and KOA, to name a few.
Quayle isn’t just the artist, either. Rather than have someone tell her what kind of music to make or how to build her career, she draws on her own life experience with “a different kind of female perspective.”
“I grew up with cowboys, and I consider my Mom the greatest cowboy I’ve ever known,” Quayle explains. “It’s not about gender, it’s a state of mind. Growing up like that, it showed me how much of a gap there is in cowboy culture versus everywhere else. When I’m home, it’s so vast, it gives you this perspective: how big the world is, how small we are, but also how great the opportunities!”
“Every time I’m home I jump on my horse or get in my truck. It’s such freedom, I feel untouchable – and I think without thinking about it, I brought my Montana ways into my music.”
With a strong dose of Western, an emphasis on baritone guitar and a frisky put-it-out there candor, the singer-songwriter leans straight into what’s on her mind. Paired with Alex Kline, award winning songwriter and one of the most notable female producers in Nashville, the two have expanded upon Quayle's Big Sky Country roots and have further carved out a definitive lane in today's country landscape.
Recorded almost entirely virtually during COVID-19, the first two singles, “By Heart,” “Wild Frontier,” and "We Buy Gold," define a new era in Quayle’s musical journey. These are the first releases from a forthcoming collection of songs that is sure to cement her place in country music as an artist who authentically carries the genre's roots into the contemporary landscape of today.
Quayle shares that she found for a lot of her life she’d been running away from Love. This music tells the story of her realization that Love is exactly what she was running towards the whole time.
"I remember driving down that gravel road for the first time with my whole future on the horizon as the dirt and rocks kicked up behind me. I didn’t know my whole world would change that day as I headed towards my now husband. [‘Wild Frontier’] is my life, and Montana is the backdrop to our love story — it has been from the very start. Wildly, the pens of Maren [Morris], Shane [McAnally] and Ross [Copperman], captured the spirit of what we think is a legendary love. To be with someone and not need to “tame each other”— these words spoke to me. And I know there are other couples out there that feel this kind of “no fences” love out there too. This song paints that vast picture that you can just get lost in.”
It’s working. Rolling Stone Country named her “An Artist You Need To Know,” CMT tapped Quayle as part of their “Next Women of Country” franchise, The Kelly Clarkson Show featured Quayle as a performer and guest, her last three singles garnered over 100 million audience impressions, and the Grand Ole Opry has hosted the get-it-done artist multiple times. Cited by Billboard for her “captivating story-telling,” Quayle serves a powerful dose of self-propulsion tempered with a dollop of “go, girl” affirmation and the above mentioned truth-telling. With a vocal forward tilt, she blazes through her songs with equal parts of wonder, sinew and enough vinegar to shuck the sugary good girl role for an ever-evolving grown ass woman.
Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, is launching the “We Buy Gold Powered by Hitchswitch” campaign today for one couple’s lucky chance to win a Premium Package from online name change company, Hitchswitch. To enter, couples are invited to simply send in their wedding and/or engagement videos of themselves or a couple they love. Submitted videos will have the chance to be featured in the official "We Buy Gold" music video.
"I am so excited to include so many different couples in the ‘We Buy Gold’ music video,” says Quayle. “The ‘name change’ is such a big part of the wedding process and when I got married, I was all about the romantic sentiment, but that all came to a screeching halt when I started looking at ALL OF THE THINGS I needed to do to make it happen. I immediately thought of HitchSwitch for this video because they were a game changer for me, and I’m so passionate about sharing my story to help others too!"
"At HitchSwitch we are excited to partner with Stephanie who has released such an uplifting song after an unprecedented 2020. While the pandemic has taken so much from so many, it has not taken away people's ability to find love. The fact that the music video is going to be composed of ‘real’ couples sharing their most intimate moments, proves love is eternal no matter the circumstance. At HitchSwitch, we are excited for the brighter days ahead where, 'We buy gold, Carve our names into the band, Say a vow, say a prayer Slip it on each other's hand'," says Jake Wolff, Founder & CEO of HitchSwitch.
The winner of the Hitchswitch Premium Package will receive printed name change applications that have been auto-filled with their basic information, a set of corresponding instructions that will explain how to submit each application, and pre-paid envelopes for any steps that can be submitted through the mail. Platinum clients also receive a dedicated account manager and a free passport photo which will be redeemed through the Hitchswitch sister site NewPassportPhoto.com.
Enter for a chance to win the “We Buy Gold Powered by Hitchswitch” Premium Package and be featured in the official “We Buy Gold” music video here.
Campaign entry is valid thru Saturday, July 14th
"We Buy Gold" is Stephanie's third release in 2021 and rounds out a collection of songs that explore finding love and the journey that follows. The track, written by Park Chisolm, Anna Vaus, and Mark Irwin, and produced by Alex Kline, is a testament to how even though the world could be falling down around us and there are a million reasons to travel through life alone, we still long for that connection that we can carry with us for a lifetime.
Stephanie’s releases from earlier this year, "By Heart" and "Wild Frontier," beautifully offer the pre-text to “We Buy Gold” and tell a story seemingly pulled from Stephanie's own life and romance with her husband.
Stay tuned for even more new music from Stephanie this year!
ABOUT STEPHANIE QUAYLE:
Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle. has had a massive presence at country radio garnering over 100 million audience impressions and ranking Top 10 in Current Female Airplay with stand out singles "Whatcha Drinkin 'Bout" and "Selfish" in the last few years.
The CMT "Next Women of Country" inductee has been tapped as a Grand Ole Opry darling, making multiple appearances into the iconic circle and performing on the historic Ryman Auditorium stage. Quayle was included in the star-studded weeklong line-up to celebrate Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary of being a Grand Ole Opry member. The entertainer has shared stages with artists like Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Watson, LOCASH, and many more; and in a once in a lifetime opportunity, the charismatic performer was the only independent act invited to perform for the five living former U.S. presidents (Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush and Carter) alongside artists like Lady Gaga and Alabama as part of the hurricane relief concert "Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal" in Texas.
The singer-songwriter’s booming personality has also been tapped as a special guest host for Wrangler Network, the Circle Network, Sounds Like Nashville, and One Country on the ACM Awards, CMT Awards and CMA Awards red carpets. She has been highlighted in People, Huffington Post, Glamour, Hollywood Life, Inspirer Magazine, Taste of Country and Billboard.com, to name a few.
Quayle was recently named the First Female Country Music Ambassador for Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s, and also serves as music ambassador for Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, an original store from her hometown of Bozeman, MT. She has teamed up with national brands Harley-Davidson, Kampgrounds Of America (KOA), Winnebago, Wrangler, and Running Iron Whiskey. She is an active supporter of charitable organizations like the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, Care Camps, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
HitchSwitch is the nation's leading online and mobile name change service for newlyweds. Over the last eight years, HitchSwitch has successfully guided over 500,000 newlyweds through this difficult and exhausting process. With HitchSwitch, newlyweds no longer have to spend countless hours researching how to change their name, completing mountains of paperwork, and having to wait in endless lines. With HitchSwitch newlyweds can now change their name online, not in-line!Press Release Featured on: ABC AUDIO, THE COUNTRY NOTE, DAILY ADVENT, RURAL RADIO, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS NOW, WIN COUNTRY, WILMAR RADIO, WXFD, MAX COUNTRY
Country Billboard-charting artist Stephanie Quayle is returning to her home state of Montana, and raising funds for a new safe house for human trafficking victims.
Quayle is releasing new music this year and about to start touring again. The Bozeman native has been recording in Nashville for 10 years and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry eight times.
On June 11, she'll be preforming to raise money for a new safe house the Lifeguard Group is building at an undisclosed location in the Bitterroot Valley, for victims getting out of the world of human trafficking.
"This is happening in our home state of Montana," Quayle said. "I'm a Montanan; born and raised. This is about all of our kids and having that awareness to keep our eyes and ears open. Lowell touches on so many things; not just the safe house, but helping missing persons and missing kids; being an active member of our community that is so extensive."
The Lifeguard Group nonprofit is halfway to its goal and hopes to open 15 beds in September.
"Victims don't leave the life of human trafficking because they have nowhere else to go," Lowell Hochhalter of the Lifeguard Group said. "Survivors who have walked out of the life and come back in have had nowhere to go. They say they were looking for ways to get out but there was nothing for them. They said, 'There was no therapy. There was no counselling. There was no safe place for us to go.'"
The group says more than 2 million victims are forced into a life of sex and labor trafficking across the country.
"Our doors will be open to any and all," Hochhalter said. "To be honest with you Heidi, if we were to open right now, we would be full. As soon as the word went out that we had purchased the property, the calls started coming in from as far away as Key West, Florida and California for placement. We have enough here in Montana, a survivor group we work with, We could be full with just Montana women tomorrow."
Quayle will perform to a group of 250 ticketholders at the "Taste of Freedom" event.
"One of the songs I love to play, because it's such a song of perseverance, is called Evel Knievel," Quayle said. "Obviously, he was from Butte, Montana. That song has done a lot of hearts a lot of good. I was one of the writers on it. Of course I'll play Whatcha Drinkin 'Bout and Selfish. Those are my two songs that went up the country billboard charts."
The Taste of Freedom fundraiser takes place Friday, June 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2036 US Highway 93 in Victor, at Montana Custom Log Homes. The group is selling 250 tickets. 50 will be VIP tickets that will include a visit with Quayle. To purchase tickets visit the Lifeguard Group on Facebook.
Stephanie Quayle is taking her storytelling to new levels with a new music video and Instagram series. The just-released "Wild Frontier: Women of the West" music video — premiering exclusively on Taste of Country — offers evidence of the singer's bold thesis statement.
"If you ask me, the women of the West is how the West was won," Quayle says ahead of her new video's release. Throughout the clip you'll find the Montana native singing her new song between scenes of rodeo queens, entrepreneurs and athletes doing what they do to inspire the next generation."This concept video for 'Wild Frontier' is all about sharing their legacies and continuing the message of the cowgirl heart — it’s not about fitting in, it’s about breaking the mold," Quayle says.
Among the featured "women of the West" are Catie Kershner of Kershner Custom Silver, a Cowgirl Magazine 30 Under 30 honoree, and Ja'Dayia Kursh, Miss Rodeo Coal Hill, Ark., who became the first Black rodeo queen in her state.
"The best way to share our message forward is to watch cowgirls ‘do,’" Quayle says, continuing, "and for young girls to look up to them and know that this wild frontier is ours for the taking — to create, respect and push ourselves without limits.”
"Wild Frontier" is Quayle's most recent release on Big Sky Music Group. The song — available on digital streaming platforms now — follows popular titles including "Selfish" and "Drinking With Dolly."
Watch the premier HERE!
Partners & Charities
Stephanie Quayle is the First Female Country Music Ambassador of Bass Pro Shops & Cabela's. Quayle and Bass Pro are a natural fit with a passion for the outdoor lifestyle and fishing. Bass Pro inspires people to enjoy & protect the great outdoors.
Wrangler is enduring American freedom; it's in the spirit of people who work hard, have fun and recognize courageous individuality. Its history runs parallel to the rise of the country, our jeans worn by the same people who built it.
Stephanie Quayle teams up with Harley-Davidson, for a video project titled, From Horses to Horsepower. Harley-Davidson is an American motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1903 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Murdochs Ranch & Home Supply is a modern day mercantile devoted to carrying lots of down-to-earth merchandise, being a place that the whole family loves to visit, and letting our gratitude for our customers be evident in every interaction.
When the idea of creating Running Iron Whiskey was born, the vision was to create a true and honest Montana whiskey. And so, every Running Iron Whiskey ingredient is from Montana nowhere else. The premium hard wheat was grown near Three Forks on the renowned Wheat Montana Farms. The mash bill is 100% Montana wheat, all grown in Big Sky Country.
Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities.
Kampgrounds of America is the world's largest system of privately held campgrounds with almost 500 locations across US and Canada. Since 1962, KOAs have been the place to create unforgettable moments.
The AHA is the nations oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 3,400 employees.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases, particularly leukemia and other cancers. There is no cost to the patient to be treated.
Having cancer shouldnt mean giving up the joys of childhood. The Care Camps Trust was built to help children who have cancer enjoy care-free time focusing on fun, friends and activities at sleep-away camp.