Nashville based singer/songwriter, Stephanie Quayle is a force to be reckoned with, taking her life experience and blending them into melodic adventures with a bit of a smirk. Watching Stephanie perform is a modern throwback when it comes to entertainers. Her sass and sincerity are as honest as Stephanie’s determination and drive, and one can’t help but fall in love with her can do attitude.
The road to Stephanie’s latest projects is paved with a surprising amount of grit worn into this bold woman’s boots. From the sentimental song “Sophia” to the passionate declaration about living the dream in “Alley of Desires”, Stephanie sounds as confident as she does earnest, paying respect to country elders while pushing the envelope of modern country music.
The muse came to Stephanie at age 12. Raised on a working Buffalo ranch in Montana, she spent countless hours in the barn with the hum of country music legends in the background while saddling up her horse and mucking stalls. Stephanie created worlds within her wild imagination, writing stories and poetry that became the inspirations for some of her earliest songs. With irresistible melodies and tell‐it‐like‐it‐is lyrics, Stephanie’s songs are the tales of her journey filled with triumphs, heartaches, tears and laughter.
At age 16, Stephanie embarked on a musical exploration that found her fronting her first band in Switzerland, a long way from the Rocky Mountains she called home. Performing in Europe furthered this Entertainer’s resolve: to chase down her musical dream and let nothing stand in her way. “This was the moment I knew this would be my life,” she says. The ride towards her dream wasn’t always pretty but it was real. After returning to the states, making her way through the gravel roads and dive bars with her beat up guitars, she found herself in Los Angeles. In 2009, after a personal tragedy that shook Stephanie’s world to the core, she realized that her music career had to mean more. She wanted to empower others through her story of inner strength, endurance and survival.
She turned the tragedy into a symbolic moment in life and an ultimate triumph that led to the recording of “Ain’t No Housewife”, an invitation to perform at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in front of thousands of guests, and the start of Stephanie’s humanitarian efforts with non‐profit organizations. Her voice and her story started to make an impact in a positive direction and she was on her way.
Stephanie wants to be a healing force for the world and writes songs filled with her own experience that inspire as well as bring understanding and awareness to unimaginable circumstances. From her work with veterans and their families to the mentoring of young girls and women in songwriting and esteem building workshops, Stephanie is relentless and determined to be a voice of empathy, joy and laughter.
Her ability to poke fun at herself and leave you feeling lighter in your heart after her live performance is barely scratching the surface of who this woman is. The entertainer in her lives for the stage and the songwriter keeps laser focused on writing the songs that will be her musical legacy.
Visit Stephanie at her website, http://www.stephaniequayle.com.