PEOPLE.COM: QUAYLE PUTS A BEAUTIFUL SPIN ON A PAINFUL STORY IN NEW SHORT FILM PROJECT ON THE EDGE
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Stephanie Quayle was in love. The beautiful blonde with the wild heart had finally found a man she trusted and adored, a man with a larger-than-life personality, a man she could easily see spending the rest of her life with.

But then, the phone rang.

"We only knew that there had been an accident," Quayle, now 43, recalls during a recent interview with PEOPLE about the devastating news she received back in January of 2009. "We didn't know he was gone until we were trying to run onto the runway and a policeman stopped us and wouldn't let us get any further." She pauses. "It was just the most tragic of circumstances."

Quayle's boyfriend of four years had been killed in a plane crash, in a plane that he was piloting, while sitting alongside a male passenger that Quayle did not know. And in the days that followed his death, Quayle would come to find that there were other women in her boyfriend's life, many of whom she met at the memorial service.

But through it all, the singer/songwriter never said a word about the painful circumstances surrounding her boyfriend's life and death. She went on to make a country music career out of standout radio singles "Whatcha Drinkin 'Bout" and "Selfish," but remained committed to doing everything in her power to protect her late boyfriend's daughter Eden, who was just 12 years old at the time of her father's death.

But then, the phone rang yet again.

And this time, it was Eden.

"She asked if I would do an interview with her for her college thesis," remembers Quayle of the phone call she received in April of 2021. "Eden had grown into an incredible artist, and she just shared on that phone call that she was no longer going to guard these secrets [about her dad] anymore. She was choosing to heal those old wounds through her painting."

And suddenly, Quayle began to wonder if music would provide a way to her own healing journey.

"All of these lyrics and melodies and thoughts that I had kept inside me for 12 years just washed over me," she says of the cathartic cleansing that resulted in the writing of her most recent album On the Edge, a beautiful mixture of sheer sonic emotion produced by Paul Moak that Quayle created at her home in Montana.

"I had my husband David listen to them," Quayle recalls. "He too felt that it was important to share this story."

These songs now also find a home on an emotional short film project also titled On the Edge, premiering exclusively on PEOPLE.

"It's a very docile version of everything," Quayle says of the cinematic piece produced by Camille Bostick and directed by Rachel Deeb. "It was a way to conceptualize and create something that could continue the story as we continue the discovery."

Quayle stops to draw in a deep breath.

"I'm still discovering who might have been there before me," she says quietly. "Or, during me. I very well could be the other woman to another woman. I don't know."

Nevertheless, Quayle says that the short film had her not only facing the pain of that agonizing time, but also finding a way to continue her own healing.

"There was a time when I felt like I was wearing 20 really heavy wet coats, but not anymore," she states. "As I shed these layers and I get lighter, I also just feel the potency of my purpose. I feel as if, for whatever reason, I'm supposed to expose the truth so that others can also find their way through."

And yes, Quayle says that this past Saturday, on the 14th anniversary of his death, she did something she never thought possible.

"I forgave him," she says.

AMERICAN SONGWRITER: CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY CELEBRATES LORETTA LYNN
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American Songwriter

Country music wasn’t always an equitable genre. It took women – trailblazers like Loretta Lynn – to not only put female country singers in the same bracket as their male counterparts but, to do it in a way that didn’t shy away from the rougher edges of femininity.

When it comes to having your music banned from radio, it’s hard to match the devil-may-care spunk of Lynn. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” sang about divorce, going on the pill, getting into fights, and a host of other taboo topics that made the more traditional corners of Nashville blush in the mid-60s.

If songs like “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)” and “Fist City” seem tame today, it’s because of Lynn’s unparalleled contributions to country music that have molded the genre in her own image.

The latest installment of CMT’s “Next Women of Country” saw some of the genre’s brightest up-and-comers take the stage at Nashville’s City Winery on Tuesday (Nov. 8) for a tribute performance to Queen Loretta.

Among the line-up were Brooke Eden, Wendy Moten, Stephanie Quayle, Caylee Hammack, Erin Enderlin, Miko Marks, Sacha, Tiera Kennedy and Bowen*Young. Before playing an original selection for their own catalogs, each of the artists covered a Lynn song with a marked reverence.

“On the heels of this album, I hear Lynn’s music differently,” Quayle told American Songwriter ahead of the performance. “I see her through a different lens. I have so much respect for her and when we were doing our soundtrack earlier it really felt like she was in the room.”

EVERYTHING NASH: QUAYLE FINDS HEALING AFTER HEARTACHE IN ON THE EDGE
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Everything Nash

Stephanie Quayle is sharing a tragic part of her past — one she had never shared before — in her new album, On the Edge. The eight-track record, which includes her poignant single, “The Lost Years,” uncovers one of the darkest times in her life, one she had never shared publicly, until now.

13 years ago, in 2009, a man she had been dating for four years was tragically killed in an airplane crash. Mere days after his death, Quayle found out that the man she loved had been unfaithful throughout their relationship.

“It was the most excruciating pain,” Quayle tells Everything Nash, recalling the news of the plane crash. “I had picked up his daughter from school. We went to our house. She was doing her homework. I went for a run. I had a show that night. And I always run before my shows, and I plot and plan them out in my brain. I came back, I started cooking us dinner, and one of my friends called and said, ‘There’s been an accident.’ He didn’t tell me that he was dead, He just told me there had been an accident. So I grabbed his daughter, jumped in the car and drove like a bat out of hell.”

Quayle hoped his daughter would have a chance to see her father alive one more time, which was unfortunately not the case. It wasn’t until the funeral that Quayle realized something was amiss, and the man she was in love with had been living a lie. It took a lot of years before Quayle was able to dig deep into the pain and trauma of that experience, which comes out in all of the brutally honest songs on On the Edge.

“It’s such a wild experience to be sharing it now, and not reliving the emotions of it, because I’m in such a healed state of mind,” Quayle acknowledges. “I’ve been able to put it into the songs. The songs have healed me in ways I never saw coming. I didn’t know that I still needed healing. Right. This is a whole new world.”

AMERICAN SONGWRITER: QUAYLE FINDS RESILIENCE THROUGH GRIEF AND HEARTBREAK
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American Songwriter

Stephanie Quayle just made the hardest album she’s ever had to make. 

In 2009, the Montana-born singer-songwriter was in a relationship with a man who had a young daughter that Quayle felt like a mother-figure toward. In January of that year, the man tragically died in a plane crash, leaving both Quayle and his daughter with immense grief. 

Soon after, the family set up a celebration of life where Quayle learned that she was not the only woman in her late partner’s life. The grief quickly shifted to betrayal for Quayle, but in the same breath, there wasn’t much to be done given that she felt a responsibility to protect his daughter from the negative light she was beginning to see him in.

Fast forward 12 years, Quayle is a celebrated songwriter whose lyricism doesn’t shy away from delving into her personal life. Though one of her biggest stories was never told, until now. 

QUAYLE RELEASES HER MOST EMOTIONAL AND POWERFUL ALBUM TO DATE - ON THE EDGE - OUT NOW
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(November 4, 2022 – Nashville, TN) Big Sky Music Group recording artist and singer-songwriter, Stephanie Quayle, has released her latest album, On The Edge, available now. The impactful collection, produced by five-time Grammy nominated Paul Moak, is taken straight from the pages of Stephanie’s own life from a period of time where she was emotionally devastated, lost on her path forward and finally finding solace. Sharing her story for the first time publicly, Quayle hopes that her heartbreaking loss and following fallout, can be a source of strength and light for anyone whose felt grief and betrayal can too find self-redemption through their darkest times.

LISTEN:          On The Edge Album

“The heaviness of the last 13 years is dissipating, the weight I’ve been carrying is becoming lighter and I'm excited to know me now.  With this new freedom of self and what I have to say with my songs, I feel like the depth of my purpose is coming into full view.  These feelings, thoughts, melodies and lyrics have been living in me for over a decade and now they get to live in the world. My greatest hope is that these songs will bring healing to others too.” - Stephanie Quayle

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The eight tracks that make up On The Edge, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one. After losing her boyfriend of four years in a plane crash, she soon learned she wasn’t the only woman in his life and the home they built together was covered in lies.  The lead single from the album, “The Lost Years,” is a heart wrenching tale of catharsis, serving as an inspirational track with a message of leaving the weight of the past’s traumas exactly there – in the past.

“This freedom is terrifying, and exhilarating.  I am still discovering more truths about this time in my life as I'm now able to look back with a whole lot of healing and a lot less hurt.” – Stephanie Quayle

The Lost Years” moving music video was premiered exclusively with CMT.com and appeared on their two Times Square billboards on its day of release.

LISTEN:              “The Lost Years”

WATCH:            “The Lost Years” Official Music Video

Quayle will celebrate album release day by stepping into the sacred circle of the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night to perform songs from the project.

Heading into 2023, Quayle will expand this project with hopes to give a voice to others who have experienced similar experiences.

CMT: QUAYLE ANNOUNCED AS PART OF LINEUP FOR NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY SHOWCASE HONORING LORETTA LYNN
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CMT’s Next Women of Country are gearing up for their final showcase of the year – and it’s in honor of country music icon Loretta Lynn.

CMT, in partnership with City Winery Nashville, announced “CMT Next Women of Country: Celebrating the Songs of Loretta Lynn," presented by "CMT Night Out Nashville and Change The Conversation,” and each female artist will sing a song from Lynn’s beloved catalog. The show is set for 7:30pm CT Tuesday, Nov. 8, at City Winery in Nashville.

CMT’s Leslie Fram and “The Voice” alum Wendy Moten will co-host the third CMT Night Out Nashville showcase that will also feature in-the-round performances from Bowen + Young, Brooke Eden, Caylee Hammack, Erin Enderlin, Miko Marks, Sacha, Stephanie Quayle and Tiera Kennedy. Moten will also perform.

QUAYLE PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR 'THE LOST YEARS' EXCLUSIVELY WITH CMT
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Big Sky Music Group singer-songwriter, Stephanie Quayle, has released her latest music video for her single, “The Lost Years.” The video for the lead track off her upcoming album, On The Edge, premiered exclusively with CMT on October 20th and was featured on their Times Square billboards in New York. The vulnerable video, directed by Rachel Deeb, evokes a woefully reminiscent feeling of a past trauma and the catharsis of embracing the pain in order to move forward.

“I have always loved making three-minute-movies. This one is the genesis to my entire story for my album On The Edge — it all begins with “The Lost Years”’ says Quayle. “I’m honored to partner with CMT on the vision for this body of work. CMT’s support of my artistry is unparalleled. I’ll never forget the first time Leslie [Fram] listened to the album after I shared the story in her kitchen. She’s not only been a steward and mentor but an extraordinary friend through the process of sharing my most vulnerable and raw works. I couldn't be more grateful, and at the same time feel so much adrenaline and excitement from yesterday. I’m simply in awe that it premiered on a billboard in the middle of Times Square!” 

WATCH:            “The Lost Years” Official Music Video 

“The live band instrumentals compliment Quayle's crystal clear vocals and emphasize her storytelling delivery. "The Lost Years" includes a riveting sound that we have never heard from the breakout star, one that the country community has been longing for. The simplicity of the clip holds significant meaning and is undeniably powerful.”

– CMT.com

The eight tracks that make up On The Edge, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one.

Pre-Save:            On The Edge

CMT: QUAYLE SHARES HER TRUTH IN EMOTIONAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "THE LOST YEARS" FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
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When Stephanie Quayle was presented with the choice to give into the darkness or chase the light, she decided to move forward and speak her truth. 

For nearly 13 years – Quayle bottled up her grief and pain, leaving her to transform into an unfamiliar person. The day that changed the trajectory of Quayle's life was when she found out that her lover had died in a catastrophic plane crash. While coping with the unexpected loss, she discovered the unimaginable. 

Her boyfriend of four years had other women in his life. 

It was at the funeral that she stumbled upon the news, which caused her to fall into a downward spiral. CMT'S Next Women of Country member refers to this difficult period as "The Lost Years." There were moments when Quayle believed that the feeling of betrayal and the trauma would be too challenging to overcome. Instead of taking her redemption story to the grave – she used her voice. 

The resilient singer-songwriter chronicles her heart-wrenching emotions and personal experience throughout "On The Edge," an eight-song collection. The forthcoming album will drop on Nov. 4 and take listeners on a journey as her vulnerability is on full display. 

Quayle turned to the power of music in April 2021 after his daughter reached out seeking answers. She exclusively told CMT that the curious college student gave her the push to move and embark on this next chapter. 

"It all started with his daughter — she had the courage to reach out to me and share that she was healing herself through her art. I then borrowed courage from my friends and family," shared the vocalist. "I knew that I had to allow these feelings to live outside of me. I no longer had to carry the weight of 13 years; the weight of censoring this chapter of my life and bottling up these emotions." 

During a songwriter retreat with long-time collaborator Tori Tullier in the mountains, the two cultivated the lead single – "The Lost Years." Quayle placed her heart on the line in the poignant ballad, which serves as the beginning of the story. 

While she hopes the razor-sharp lyrics and use of imagery give fans the desire to "face their truths" or "feel freedom," she said channeling her internal emotions was a weight lifted off her shoulders.

"I learned that healing, fear, and grief are part of my friendship circle now. That they walk beside me, not against me," explained the songstress. "That giving 'the lost years' a place to exist, putting them in a song, was extremely freeing. I didn't realize how much I was still holding back until I let it all pour out." 

Quayle called in video producers Camille Bostick, Justin Key, and director Rachel Deeb to set the tone for the highly anticipated collection. The bone-chilling music video finds the Montana native dressed in black, mourning the years that passed by in a blink of an eye.

"I lost my way | I lost my soul | Lost too much weight| lost all control," she sang in confidence. "I laughed  along | Not knowing I was the joke." 

The live band instrumentals compliment Quayle's crystal clear vocals and emphasize her storytelling delivery. "The Lost Years" includes a riveting sound that we have never heard from the breakout star, one that the country community has been longing for. The simplicity of the clip holds significant meaning and is undeniably powerful. 

"We created a scene that could carry through the entire album, which you will see in the coming weeks. We wanted it to be simple and heartbreaking," she shared. "The loneliness we were able to capture in the emptiness of the room and intimate camerawork. I feel it speaks volumes and shares the depth in its simplicity. When the emotion hit…we kept rolling. This is more than a musical release to me. " 

Towards the end of the video, viewers are destined to feel the burden and despair she experienced within "The Lost Years." The one tear that rolled slowly down the side of her face, symbolized strength, not weakness. 

"Anger is much easier than grief. Betrayal is easier than hurt. I pushed myself through it all without ever really giving it the space I needed — to really understand and feel the magnitude of the situation, which I am living now," said Quayle about taking control of her own destiny. "I have never been one to not get back up. That's the kind I am…I think I'm still getting back up. Grief counseling was an essential part of my healing. I remember someone at the memorial saying, 'don't let this ruin you '… I didn't know what she meant then, I do now," she recalled. 

After watching the final edit of the music video for the first time, the country mainstay said she cried. 

"The emotions and power of this music video outweighed all my critiques of myself," she declared. "This is my prequel. A story of heartbreak, betrayal and ultimately woven back together with hope and redemption."

GUITAR GIRL MAGAZINE: QUAYLE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF HER MOST PERSONAL ALBUM TO DATE
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Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has announced the release of her latest album, On The Edge, available on November 4th. The collection of songs was a soul-searching reconciliation of long-suppressed trauma and triumph for Quayle – channeling emotions from one of the darkest times in her life. The first single from On The Edge, “The Lost Years,” explores a 13-year period that Quayle silenced her pain, put on a smiling face and buried the impact of a life-changing tragedy. “The Lost Years” is available now. 

LISTEN:              “The Lost Years”

“My lost years were full of regret and redemption,” says Quayle. “This song, and this album, crack open the door to sharing my personal struggle with the weight of those years, and my decision to no longer shoulder that weight alone.  I don’t know what the world will take from it, but this song has already given me more than I ever could have expected, and no one has even heard it yet.”

The eight tracks that make up On The Edge, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one. 

QUAYLE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF HER MOST PERSONAL ALBUM TO DATE, ON THE EDGE, OUT THIS FALL
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(September 30, 2022 – Nashville, TN) Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has announced the release of her latest album, On The Edge, available on November 4th. The collection of songs was a soul-searching reconciliation of long suppressed trauma and triumph for Quayle – channeling emotions from one of the darkest times in her life. The first single from On The Edge, “The Lost Years,” explores a 13-year period that Quayle silenced her pain, put on a smiling face and buried the impact of a life-changing tragedy. “The Lost Years” is available now.

LISTEN:              “The Lost Years”

“My lost years were full of regret and redemption,” says Quayle. “This song, and this album, crack open the door to sharing my personal struggle with the weight of those years, and my decision to no longer shoulder that weight alone.  I don’t know what the world will take from it, but this song has already given me more than I ever could have expected, and no one has even heard it yet.”

The eight tracks that make up On The Edge, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one.

Pre-Save:            On The Edge

BILLBOARD: FIRST COUNTRY - THE LOST YEARS
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One of Quayle’s most self-searching releases, the singer-songwriter delves into a decade — time she calls “The Lost Years” — spent hiding her true self, acquiescing to people’s demands and keeping quiet. She details the waves of losses that were the result of that striving, including loss of friends, body positivity, a lover and ultimately, self-respect. Here, as her voice is filled with pain and regret, she reckons with the losses and lessons learned the hard way, and lets the hurt linger, with no concrete resolve. “The Lost Years” seemingly marks the beginning of an album’s worth of truth-telling stories, as the lead single from her upcoming album, On the Edge, out Nov. 4.

Also featured on Yahoo News.

COWGIRL MAGAZINE: NEW MUSIC FROM STEPHANIE QUAYLE
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COWGIRL Magazine

Stephanie Quayle announced two very exciting things as a musician over the weekend. Her new album “Over The Edge” will release November 4th, 2022 and the first song of her new album, “The Lost Years” is out now!

Quayle also took to instagram on Friday giving us an inside look on her inspiration of “The Lost Years” stating “there’s a part of me that thought I would take it to the grave”. The song gives us an inside look of what she has kept secret for over a decade and we instantly have full body chills.

We already have this song on repeat and are long awaiting the full album released in November.

ALL ACCESS: STEPHANIE QUAYLE'S NEW MUSIC
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Big Sky Music Group's Stephanie Quayle will release her new album, "On The Edge," November 4th. The eight-song album's very personal first release, "The Lost Years," takes listeners through a 13-year period where Quayle buried the impact of a life-changing tragedy. A CMT "Next Women Of Country" inductee, Quayle has made numerous appearances at the Grand Ole Opry while garnering more than 100 million online impressions. 

“My lost years were full of regret and redemption,” said Quayle. “This song, and this album, crack open the door to sharing my personal struggle with the weight of those years, and my decision to no longer shoulder that weight alone." (Photo: Nate Griffin)

THE MUSIC UNIVERSE: QUAYLE ANNOUNCES MOST PERSONAL ALBUM TO DATE
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The Music Universe

Stephanie Quayle has announced the release of her latest album, On The Edge, available on November 4th via her own Big Sky Music Group. The collection of songs was a soul-searching reconciliation of long suppressed trauma and triumph for Quayle — channeling emotions from one of the darkest times in her life. The album’s first single, “The Lost Years,” explores a 13-year period that Quayle silenced her pain, put on a smiling face and buried the impact of a life-changing tragedy.

“My lost years were full of regret and redemption,” says Quayle. “This song, and this album, crack open the door to sharing my personal struggle with the weight of those years, and my decision to no longer shoulder that weight alone. I don’t know what the world will take from it, but this song has already given me more than I ever could have expected, and no one has even heard it yet.”

The eight tracks that make up the project, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one.

COUNTRY'S CHATTER: QUAYLE ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HER MOST PERSONAL ALBUM YET
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Country's Chatter

Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has announced the release of her latest album, On The Edge, available on November 4th. The collection of songs was a soul-searching reconciliation of long suppressed trauma and triumph for Quayle – channeling emotions from one of the darkest times in her life. The first single from On The Edge, “The Lost Years,” explores a 13-year period that Quayle silenced her pain, put on a smiling face and buried the impact of a life-changing tragedy. “The Lost Years” is available now.

LISTEN:              “The Lost Years”

“My lost years were full of regret and redemption,” says Quayle. “This song, and this album, crack open the door to sharing my personal struggle with the weight of those years, and my decision to no longer shoulder that weight alone.  I don’t know what the world will take from it, but this song has already given me more than I ever could have expected, and no one has even heard it yet.”

The eight tracks that make up On The Edge, explore the fundamentally human experience when in your darkest moments you’re faced with a decision, when you’re forced to choose between descending into the darkness or seeking the light. This album is a redemptive tale, and a profoundly personal one.

Pre-Save:            On The Edge

TASTE OF COUNTRY: QUAYLE'S NEW ALBUM
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On April 22, the successful independent artist and businesswoman released her self-titled studio album. Stephanie Quayle is her second full-length, with a few EPs mixed between over the last decade. It's difficult to put a time stamp on the start of her career, as she's never had a "hit" or starred on a reality television show; therefore, she never made a hard entrance into our consciousness.

Instead, the woman who was Montana before Montana was cool just started showing up in bars and festivals in Nashville and across the country. Or, you'd find her under a sponsor's banner, smiling as she signed autographs.

They call it hustling. "I had a lot of people who were interested in me in music, but they wanted to change me," Quayle tells Taste of Country during a Zoom from her farm in North Carolina. "So it wasn’t until 2008 that I went, “OK, I’m just going to do this myself. I’m going to find a way with no managers and no agents. Just me and my friends, and let’s go make some music."

BUILDING OUR OWN NASHVILLE: QUAYLE TALKS NEW ALBUM
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Stephanie Quayle released her latest, self titled album on April 22nd. The album, much like all of Stephanie’s music is an absolute joy to listen to. Each track has been carefully written or picked out in the case of outside songs but each song has such a special meaning to Stephanie and it shows in the way she sings the songs with powerful emotion and passion.

We adore Stephanie here at BOON. A wonderful lady in person, Stephanie’s personality truly translates in her music and even more so in her live shows. Just ask her Flock of Quayle, you cannot get a more supportive and loving fanbase than them.

I love catching up with Stephanie. If you are part of her flock then you know that she is such a down to earth and kind person so chatting with her is always so much fun and it is just like chatting to an old friend.

After Stephanie asks how I have been and how the family have been and saying it has been a long time I then ask how she is, how her day is because when we spoke to her, it was album release day.

It has been the wildest album release day of my life – Stephanie laughs

AMERICAN SONGWRITER: QUAYLE'S NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM IS A FORCE OF NATURE
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Let me set the scene for you.

There’s a sure-footed, sure-sounding cowgirl singing about life and love while traversing a stage with unfeigned delight. Her songs are both familiar and new, but overall, they’re bona fide country anthems. That’s what it looks like to see country songstress Stephanie Quayle perform. 

And now, Quayle has a new collection of songs to sing to her fans.

Her self-titled album dropped at the end of April 2022 and features eight new tracks. Quayle, who grew up in Bozeman, Montana, took some time off touring (thanks Covid) to record these songs. The time off put Quayle in a unique headspace and she was able to recapture some of her feelings for her music. Thus, Stephanie Quayle is largely an album of love songs. 

“That album is such a labor of love,” Quayle tells American Songwriter. “That was how do we keep making music? We found a way. How do we keep putting out music? We found a way. And that’s really what that album is to me. It’s such a body of love songs and also to myself.”

One of the songs on the record, “Lone Ranger,” is one such love song, and it may be the most earnest of the bunch. “I think it’s the most love song of all love songs to say there will never be another,” Quayle says. “My husband’s kind of like, it’s kind of intense. I’m like, ‘It’s supposed to be!’ I really feel that and I love playing that song.” 

“[It]’s such a little Western for me,” she adds.

Rather heartbreak be my friend and love be a stranger
Cause if I have to ride with someone else that’s not you
I’d rather be a lone ranger

Another song on the record, “I Want the World for You,” helped Quayle stamp out her “self-critic” and “imposter syndrome.” And “We Buy Gold” has a depth that leads Quayle to label it as “a thinker.”

“And when that song hit me, was when my little brother was getting married during 2020,” Quayle says about “We Buy Gold.” “And we’d had that song for years. Like we’d tried to record it once before, but it didn’t quite come together… It came together when my brother was walking down the aisle during COVID in this very, very small wedding. They figured out a way to do it. It was like okay, the world is at this weird time and people still fall in love and they still find love and they still get married. And that is ‘We Buy Gold,’ right? Like, no matter what, when all is said and done, [we find love].”

Other songs like “Hang My Hat” and “Light My Way” are fan favorites, but Quayle had another surprise up her sleeve for her Stephanie Quayle release.

In conjunction with her album release, Quayle announced her partnership with the boot brand Lucchese. The singer worked with the high-end bootmakers to release her own line of boots. “It’s overwhelmingly awesome,” the singer says about her partnership. “I think for the boot line, [it] is a dream realized. I’ve always wanted to do this. So to see it happen, and then in like correlation with album release is bonkers and really special. 

“I’ve been a huge fan of Lucchese for a lot of years,” she continues. And after performing at Lucchese-sponsored events over the years, the brand proposed a collaboration. “They just kind of said, ‘What do you think about doing a line together?’ And I about came out of my boots. Like, ‘Are you serious? What an honor.’

“I’ve been collecting boots my whole entire life. From stealing my mom’s to stealing my step mom’s [to] stealing my sister’s… I tried to steal my brothers too. But I collect. And so I have a really wide array of these vintage boots that have something that caught my eye. My thought was maybe one day, I’ll get to have my own line. So it’s really special.”

From cowboy boots to love songs, Stephanie Quayle is an unstoppable force of creativity. Check out Quayle’s boot line with Lucchese HERE and her self-titled album HERE.

NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM - AVAILABLE NOW
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Stephanie Quayle Releases Her Self-Titled Album, Stephanie Quayle, Available Now

Check Out Stephanie’s Newly Launched Boot Line with Lucchese Bootmaker Here

Country music singer-songwriter and Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has released her self-titled album, Stephanie Quayle, available now. This collection of music, including singles “By Heart,” “Wild Frontier,” and “I Want The World For You,” along with some brand new material like the comforting “Hang My Hat,” are in totality, a reflection of where Stephanie is at this point in her own life as she sets the stage for her next chapter.

LISTEN:          Stephanie Quayle Album

WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY: QUAYLE JOINS WRANGLER® JEANS AND FENDER® WITH NEW COLLABORATION
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Women's Wear Daily

Country Music Singer-Songwriter Stephanie Quayle Joins Wrangler® Jeans and Fender®  As They Celebrate 75 Years of Cultural Heritage with New Collaboration

Exclusive collection honors music lovers, creators and multi-generational fans of two iconic brands 

Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has joined two iconic brand, Wrangler® Jeans and Fender®, in their exclusive collaboration marking 75 plus years of cultural influence. Emblematic of self-expression and independence, the two brands have come together to launch Wrangler x Fender, an exclusive collection of denim and graphic tees bringing to life the rich heritage of each icon, celebrating their ability to blaze new trails, set trends and shape sounds. The covetable collaboration is built around the defining black and blue lived-in denim uniform worn by guitarists for decades.



COUNTRY MUSIC MADE ME: PODCAST FEATURE
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Country Music Made Me

Growing up in the expansive ranchlands of Montana, Stephanie Quayle was raised on the sounds of the Country greats pouring from the AM radio as she carried-out her daily chores.

The piano is where music first came alive and although regular lessons with her loving but firm Step-Grandma were a requirement while growing-up, it’s an experience she looks back on fondly as an important part of her musical journey. Heading into her teenage years, with the challenges of life starting to take hold, Stephanie put pen to paper, using songwriting as a way to internalize and overcome the pressures of finding her place within the unique social structure of middle school.

During high school, Stephanie’s struggles with bullying continued to intensify, and rather than wallow in her own self-pity, she decided it was up to her to choose a more positive path . Seeking a change far from the negativity of her current situation, she travelled to Switzerland on a student exchange.

While on a search for inner-peace, Stephanie found something that changed her life forever, the power of not only music but live performance. After connecting with a local group of musicians and joining as the bands singer, Stephanie stepped on the stage for the first time, a moment that triggered an overwhelming sense of freedom, the very feeling she had travelled to Europe searching for.

Returning home with a new found sense of purpose, Stephanie packed her bags and headed for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Unsure of her exact path, she was focused on one thing, creating music that stayed true to her downhome Montana roots, far from the expectations of others and who she was told she needed to be.

After ten years of chasing a career as an independent artist in California, Stephanie packed her bags once again and headed for Music City, settling in Nashville in 2011. Continuing to develop as a songwriter, she quickly discovered something she had been missing, the power music can have when stripped down to it’s rawest form.

Forming her own record label in 2013, Stephanie continues to forge a path focused on staying true to herself and creating honest music that resonated with listeners in a powerful and positive way.

MUSIC ROW: QUAYLE REFLECTS ON HER PAST AND LOOKS FORWARD TO THE FUTURE ON UPCOMING ALBUM
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Big Sky Music Group recording artist Stephanie Quayle will release her self-titled album on April 22.

This collection of music, including singles “By Heart,” “Wild Frontier” and “I Want The World For You,” along with brand new material such as “Hang My Hat,” serve as a reflection of where the singer-songwriter is at this point in her life as she sets the stage for her next chapter.

“As many of us know, 2020 and 2021 changed the course of our live music experiences. Now in 2022, we have so much catching up to do with our fan family. This album is for them,” says Quayle. “It was requested by them and made with them in mind. This collection of music includes some songs they’ve heard, and a few they haven’t. It’s those new songs that really complete this chapter, and sets up what comes next. I hope each listener finds a piece of themselves in this album and the songs become the soundtrack to new memories and moments in their lives.”

In addition to her upcoming album release, Quayle has also announced a new line of boots in partnership with Lucchese Bootmaker. Growing up in Montana, Quayle brings the western spirit to her new collection, which includes styles such as the Buford, Rider, Dreamer and a revamped version of a classic-style boot, Quayle. The collection will be available beginning April 21.

She will also once again partner with Lucchese for their special concert series, the “Lucchese Listener Lounge Series.” In her second headlining series, kicking off in May, Quayle will visit Lucchese locations in Austin, Fort Worth and Willow Park, Texas with additional dates to be announced.

NEW ALBUM COMING 4/22 & BOOT LINE LAUNCHING 4/21
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Country music singer-songwriter and Big Sky Music Group recording artist, Stephanie Quayle, has announced the upcoming release of her self-titled album, Stephanie Quayle, on April 22nd – pre-save/pre-order is available here. This collection of music, including singles “By Heart,” “Wild Frontier,” and “I Want The World For You,” along with some brand new material like the comforting “Hang My Hat,” are in totality, a reflection of where Stephanie is at this point in her own life as she sets the stage for her next chapter.

COWGIRL MAGAZINE: ON THE COVER
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MAKING MUSIC THE COWGIRL WAY, THE MULTI-TALENTED SINGER/SONGWRITER FINDS INSPIRATION CLOSE TO HER HOME ON THE RANGE AND PROVES YOU CAN TAKE THE COWGIRL GIRL OUT OF MONTANA, BUT YOU CAN NEVER TAKE MONTANA OUT OF THE COWGIRL.

COWGIRL MAGAZINE: MUSIC ON MONDAYS
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Singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle has been a busy gal over the past few years! Even with the pandemic, she has found a way to make her music impactful and connect with fans virtually. COWGIRL caught up with Stephanie for an exclusive interview about her life during COVID, favorite releases, and what’s next for the Montana cowgirl.

COWGIRL MAGAZINE: QUAYLE TO PERFORM IN CONCERT FOR THE WRANGLER COWGIRL 30 UNDER 30 EMPOWERED GALA
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COWGIRL Magazine

Big Sky Music recording artist and Montana cowgirl, Stephanie Quayle will perform in concert with her full band as part of the Wrangler COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Empowered Gala that takes place at Hotel Drover in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards on March 4, 2022.

The Friday night concert will be for an audience of invited guests and the 2022 class of COWGIRL 30 Under 30, who will be honored at the Gala.

Quayle will perform a series of her best-known songs as well as her newest collection. Recorded almost entirely virtually during COVID-19, the latest releases, “Wild Frontier,” “By Heart,” “We Buy Gold,” “Lone Ranger,” and “I Want the World for You,” 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. 

The skyrocketing musical talent is well known on the stages of country music. 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 her on numerous occasions.

Quayle will also serve as a keynote speaker at the Wrangler COWGIRL 30 Under 30 Empowered Gala, sharing her experience as a ranch-raised cowgirl making it in the recording industry.

The Empowered Gala will take place amidst the rustic-luxe grandeur of The Barn, Hotel Drover’s warmly appointed and intimate special events venue. Honorees of the COWGIRL 30 Under 30 class of 2022 will be treated to a Hotel Drover veranda cocktail reception and red-carpet entry beginning at 6:00 PM, followed by the Empowered Gala inside. Guest speakers will include event sponsors from COWGIRL, Wrangler, Montana Silversmiths, Charlie 1 Horse Hats, Durango Boots, Cavender’s, and The Cowboy Channel.  

The private live concert featuring Stephanie Quayle will begin at 9:00 PM.

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR AND MONTANA NATIVE STEPHANIE QUAYLE JOINS YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY MONTANA CAMPAIGN
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Big Sky Music Group recording artist and Montana native, Stephanie Quayle, has partnered up with the Yellowstone Country Montana tourism region to serve as a tour guide through her home state of Montana. Quayle serves as a guide through some of the awe-inspiring natural wonders Montana has to offer during the Fall season like the unforgettable hiking trails through rugged terrain, catching a glimpse of the astounding wildlife, taking in a fishing trip or simply driving through some of our country's most picture-perfect landscapes. In addition to the great outdoors, Quayle offers plenty of attractions offered by the thriving small towns and friendly folks who call Montana home including local breweries, restaurants, shops and more. 

WATCH:         Yellowstone Country Montana Video

WESBITE:      https://www.visityellowstonecountry.com/ 

Growing up in Montana, Stephanie has always been surrounded by the natural beauty and homespun charm that makes the state such a draw for so many from around the globe. The picturesque landscape has served as the backdrop for several of Stephanie's music videos, like for her song "If I Was A Cowboy," and also countless photoshoots for various brand campaigns. Throughout her career and all the places she has traveled, Stephanie continues to carry the Big Sky spirit with her. 

Recently, Stephanie released her latest single, "I Want The World For You," which is a beautifully written wish for you and your loved ones to take-on the world with kindness and fearlessness. We so often get caught-up in the hustle of our day-to-day lives that we forget to embrace the extraordinary possibilities that exist for us all to take advantage of.  

MUSIC ROW: QUAYLE HOSTS & PERFORMS FOR MUSICIANS ON CALL CONCERT FOR VETERANS PRESENTED BY WRANGLER
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Music Row

Musicians On Call and Wrangler are hosting the Concert For Veterans Presented by Wrangler, a virtual concert for Veterans in all VA facilities nationwide for Veterans Day.

This week’s concert, featuring Wynonna, Peter Frampton, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans, Lainey Wilson, Michael Ray, Striking Matches, Jameson Rodgers, Caylee Hammack, Sarahbeth Taite, Catie Offerman and more, is being shared through MOC’s Virtual Bedside Performance Program. Hosted by Big Sky Music Group artist Stephanie Quayle from the Bluebird Cafe, the artists will offer songs of encouragement and messages of thanks to all Veterans for their service to our country.

“This year has been especially hard on hospitalized Veterans and their caregivers who have had to go without the regular support of their loved ones and volunteers in the hospital due to the pandemic. Musicians On Call’s live music programs have always meant a lot to our VA partners and, while we’ve missed visiting with the Veterans in person, we are glad to have remained connected during this hard time through our virtual programs,” says Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “We are grateful to Wrangler for partnering with us for a second year in a row to ensure the Veterans and staff in all VA facilities feel especially appreciated this Veterans Day through the joys of great music.”

“Wrangler is proud to team up with Musicians On Call to honor our nation’s Veterans by harnessing the power of music, a facet that the Wrangler brand has always channeled in our designs and collaborations throughout the years,” adds Holly Wheeler, vice president of global brand marketing at Wrangler. “We’re grateful that Musicians On Call has given us the opportunity to show our appreciation for servicemen and servicewomen this Veteran’s Day by providing a unique experience they’ll never forget.”

For over 20 years Musicians On Call has used music to promote and complement the healing process through programs like the Bedside Performance Program, Virtual Bedside Performance Program and Music Pharmacy. MOC’s Bedside Performance Program and Virtual Program have reached nearly one million people in healthcare facilities nationwide.

SIDE BY SIDE WITH NIDO QUBEIN: STEPHANIE QUAYLE
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Country music singer-songwriter Stephanie Quayle discusses her journey that led her to the Grand Ole Opry and how she "puts it all on the line" on performance nights. Nido Qubein hosts this introspective and in-depth discussion for the PBS NC series.


Video is Available on PBS NC and the PBS Video app. Watch Here.

TODAY'S COUNTRY MAGAZINE: SINGLE REVIEW - "I WANT THE WORLD FOR YOU"
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Today's Country Magazine

Stephanie Quayle is one of those country artists who flies just below the mainstream radar, touching all the edges of it by giving us great song after great song which always makes her a must listen: “Drinking with Dolly,” “Winnebago,” “Whatcha Drinkin’ Bout,” “We Buy Gold,” etc.

Quayle now returns with her new single, “I Want the World for You.”

The softer paced song, co-written by Quayle, Tiffany Goss, Adam Wood and JR McCoy, surrounds you with its melody and matches it with the vibe of the heartfelt lyric while allowing Quayle to utilize her voice to accent the strong, much-needed encouraging message.

In a way that is like what Lee Ann Womack did with “I Hope You Dance” and Tim McGraw did on “Humble & Kind,” Stephanie Quayle sings us through a lyric that plays out like an open letter that tells us (and her stepchildren in her case) to take on the world with kindness in our hearts and to be the difference makers by reflecting on the simple positives of our own lives.