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.
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.
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 as an independent artist with stand-out singles “Whatcha Drinkin ‘Bout” and “Selfish” in the last few years. 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. Expanding upon Quayle’s Big Sky Country roots with the first release, “By Heart,” from her latest 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.
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 by performing her fan-favorite “Drinking With Dolly.” 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.