Friday, May 2, 2014

Up & Coming New Nashville- Stephanie Quayle

Born and raised on a farm in Bozeman, Montana, Stephanie Quayle made the move from the Big Sky in 2011 and now proudly calls Nashville her home. Her active fan base of over 35,000 fans led her to perform at both the 2012 and 2013 CMA Music Festival. A vibrant new face on the scene, Stephanie has already logged an impressive performance portfolio including multiple appearances at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, US Navy's Fleet Week and a personal invitation from Maria Shriver to perform before an audience of thousands at Shriver's National Women's Conference.  In 2013, the Montana singer/songwriter released an EP, Stand Back which featured 6 songs which were all co-written and co-produced by Stephanie

Stephanie seems to turn every encounter into a meaningful moment. Her friendship with Kelley Lovelace, one of the most successful songwriters in music having 15 #1 songs, came from a chance encounter with a man named John at a dive bar she was performing at in Los Angeles. John told her she belonged in Nashville. Shortly after moving to Nashville, John introduced her to Lovelace. After developing a friendship and trust, Stephanie built enough courage to ask him if he would let her record one of his songs. And they found her debut radio-single song, "Sugar High." 

The award-winning songwriters feel their song has found it's home with Stephanie. "As writers, we hold on to the hope that our favorite songs will someday find a home," says Lovelace. "Well, this is one of those times where hope became reality. Stephanie Quayle is the perfect artist for "Sugar High." In fact, she delivers it so well it's as if she wrote it with me and my co-writers, Ashley Gorley and Steve McEwan. We might have given the song birth, but Stephanie gave it life."

While she has yet to realize her dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry or performing at the legendary Ryman Auditorium, Stephanie has already logged an unusually impressive performance portfolio. She’s appeared three times at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, sung at the U.S. Navy’s “Fleet Week” in San Francisco, and was personally asked by Maria Shriver to perform for an audience of over 14,000 at Shriver’s National Women’s Conference in 2010 and 2011. The Girls for a Change organization featured one of her self-penned songs, “Be Who You Are,” as an inspirational conference theme. Last year, the Amway Corporation licensed her song, “You Inspire Me,” inviting Stephanie to perform the song live for over 3,500 people at its annual Amway Achievers event. She has also written and recorded a theme song (“Big Blue Town”) for Sea Save Foundation, which features the artist in a public service video shot in the Cayman Islands. True to her charitable nature, Stephanie has just joined forces to become a national spokesperson for the Soles 4 Souls organization that is dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty around the globe.

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