#BreakingTheIce Stephanie Quayle

Country music has a new booming female artist, Stephanie Quayle’s massive personality and extremely deep passion for her craft is catching fire all over the world. Her current single titled “Winnebago” is a fresh track that is perfect for summer time. It’s a track about state to state exploring and it’s indeed catchy. Quayle thrives on authenticity and she’s such a breath of fresh air in today’s competitive country world. Stephanie Quayle is one of a kind, for sure.

1. Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?
 I’m in Montana staring out at snow-capped mountains in my cozy Wrangler denim shirt and sweats at the kitchen island. One of my favorite spots.
2. What’s your official title and favorite thing about what you do?  
Country music rock-star singer-songwriter…Flockmaster of the #FlockOfQuayle… Too much? My absolute favorite thing about what I do is playing live music and connecting with the fans: The Flockers.
3. What are 3 things you CANNOT live without?  
My husband and family, my horse and my guitar.
4. What’s the first concert you’ve ever attended? 
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Wilson Theatre in Bozeman MT.
5. How long have you been playing music?  
My mom says since the womb. I started piano at 4 and guitar at 15 so about 100 years!
6. What’s the hardest life lesson you’ve learned? 
 In the words of Lori Mckenna…”Love is Rare.”
7. Do you have a favorite restaurant or hang out spot in music city?  
I love Moto on McGavock and everything in 12 South, my hood.
8. Beer or whiskey?
Definitely WHISKEY.
9. Who is your favorite country singer from the 90s?  
 Shania & Faith. Hands down.  All about our country music ladies!
10. If you could duet with any male artist, who would you pick and why?
 I’d love to duet with Aaron Watson. He’s Texas, I’m Montana. We come from similar fabric. Plus he’s super funny & loves his wifey which makes me adore him even more.
11. Do you have a favorite place to perform?  
The world is my stage so wherever I am in that moment is my favorite! With that said,  the Ryman Auditorium is on my bucket list.
12. What’s one gift you will never forget? 
 The gift of love!  Whoa. I’m a bonafide cheese ball and wearing it proud.
13. What current event has your eyes and ears? What are you doing about it? 
My love of little humans is where my eyes and ears are. From Operation Smile to St Jude’s & the Children’s Miracle Network, my passion for lifting little lives is everything to me.
14. How do you think songwriters play a vital role in music today?
 They create the soundtracks to our lives.  Without songwriters, there are no songs.
15. What’s been the highlight of your career thus far?  
Receiving a personal letter from miss Dolly Parton herself about my song “Drinking With Dolly!” 
16. You’re making your favorite sandwich… what’s on it?
Club sandy with bacon, lettuce, turkey, cheese, mayo, mustard and a pickle.
17. Name one artist of any genre besides country that you are a fan of and tell us why?
 Pharrell. His music brings joy to the world.
18. What makes you laugh out loud?  
What doesn’t make me laugh out loud? I love laughter; it’s the most powerful medicine. I do it often and love to make others laugh. It makes my heart happy.
19. Fill in the blank: Females in country music are….
20. Fill in the blank: Country music has made me…
Grateful & fulfilled.

Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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