Stephanie Quayle



Stephanie Quayle is a Nashville recording artist who tours the world with her music and an entrepreneur with her own record label, Big Sky Music Group. Rolling Stone Country called her “an artist you need to know,” CMT named her as part of its “Next Women of Country” franchise, and she’s appeared on popular programs like The Kelly Clarkson Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. As an indie artist with two Billboard charted singles, “Selfish” and “Whatcha Drinkin ’Bout,” she has repeatedly performed at CMA Fest and the Grand Ole Opry. The Montana native has teamed up with recognizable brands like Wrangler, Harley-Davidson, Bass Pro Shops, Montana Silversmiths, as well as Lucchese Bootmaker in the creation of her exclusive boot line. Quayle’s latest album On the Edge chronicles her personal experience in a toxic relationship and the healing she’s gone through since—inspiring others and redefining her future.

It is with great honor, joy, and a healthy dose of nerves that Stephanie shares with you her debut book, Why Do We Stay?. It will be on shelves April 30, 2024 and is available for preorder now online everywhere books are sold.

Why Do We Stay? is a continuation of the story she shared publicly for the first time on her album On the Edge, and with some additional insights from my friend W. Keith Campbell, PHD, they explore how to spot a toxic relationship, how to get out, and how to heal.


PODCAST BLOG: Episode 5 - Fiction
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Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a circumstance in your life and wished you had the pen to rewrite the plot entirely? I mean, aren’t we supposed to be the main character of our own story?

Returning to the stage brought the little bit of lightness I needed to move forward into the heaviness of my reality -- and that is exactly the perspective I wrote Track 5, Fiction, from.

If you are in a situation you can’t wrap your head around and are longing for a way through, take a page out of my book and join me for today’s episode as I share,
  • Why this song unironically was a total rewrite
  • How fighting for lightness can provide a way through your pain
  • Why telling this story has been so valuable to my grieving process
  • How accepting your reality can free you to return to yourself

Listen to the full album On The Edge and track 5 Fiction here!

PODCAST BLOG: Episode 4 - Charmed
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Have you ever found yourself in a relationship trying to quiet the subtle nudge that something just isn’t quite right? Or, when red flags kept finding their way in front of you, you were just so smitten you chose to let them slide?

So, from the view of the other side, I wrote the fourth song on my album, Charmed, a light-hearted recount of the beginning and end of our relationship and an anthem of solidarity for anyone who has found themselves in a similar situation. 

Tune in to hear:

  • The Christmas gift that became the metaphor for our relationship
  • Why trustworthy people are a necessity to your inner circle
  • Why your gut is your biggest advocate
  • How your story isn’t defined by your past
Listen to the full album On The Edge and track 4 Charmed here!



You or someone you love may be in a toxic relationship, but it doesn't have to stay that way. In this compassionate and practical resource, Stephanie Quayle shares her powerful story alongside psychologist Dr. W. Keith Campbell's professional insights to give you the help and hope you need—and remind you that you are not alone.

When Stephanie lost her boyfriend in a plane crash, she faced intense grief and pain. Nothing compared, though, to the shock of discovering she had not been the only woman in his life. As her world unraveled around her, Stephanie realized that it had actually been unraveling from the start of their relationship—back when he promised her everything.

In Why Do We Stay? Stephanie draws on her story to explain how to spot a toxic relationship, how to get out, and how to heal. Mental health expert Dr. W. Keith Campbell joins her in helping you see that:

  • You can make a change in your life
  • There are warning signs to look for and ways to spot an unhealthy relationship
  • You don’t have to be a victim to narcissism or gaslighting or lose years of your life
  • Whether you stay in or leave your relationship, healing and freedom are possible

Why Do We Stay? is ideal for:

  • Those who feel trapped in an unhealthy relationship
  • Those who are recovering from a toxic relationship
  • Readers searching for a resource—for themselves or for a friend—on narcissism,
  • gaslighting, compulsive lying, and other destructive behaviors

With a powerful blend of clinical research, gripping storytelling, and unvarnished hope, Why Do We Stay? empowers you to make changes in your life. You are not alone.

Discover a way forward.

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