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Interview: Stephanie Quayle Talks “Drinking With Dolly”, Her “Flock” & iHeart Radio’s Rising Star

Stephanie Quayle

Stephanie Quayle has been a busy lady this year…landing a Top 5 spot in iHeartRadio’s Rising Star Contest, a partnership with Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply, touring and releasing her latest hit single “Drinking With Dolly” which is currently moving up the charts at an accelerated speed on major radio and is continuing to rise!

On being one of the 2016 Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star Top 5 finalists…Stephanie Quayle gives us a little insight to what the experience has been like and what kind of bump it gabe her career in Country music…

The experience was so incredible. It was amazing to watch the power of awareness through radio and social media. To be able to have a platform like this as a launching off point for “Drinking With Dolly” and reach millions of people was a true blessing.

She affectionately refers to her fans as her “flock”, on what has been the craziest or most memorable thing one of her fans has done for her…

The Flock Of Quayle! How fun is that?!  The flock continues to be so passionate, loyal, supportive and growing!  They have done anything from creating #FlockOn t-shirts, photoshopping hilarious photos and spreading the music every way you can think of! It’s all for the sake of the music. From the Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest to requesting the new single across radio stations all over the country… the flock has my heart!

Growing up on a farm in Montana to being an exchange student in Switzerland, where she joined a local band as their lead singer, on how did these “life” events made her realize she wanted to be in the entertainment industry…

The barn is where it all started. I fell in love with country music as I sang along to the little silver AM radio! I never knew music could be my life until I hit the stage in Switzerland. After  that, I made it my mission to be on as many stages as I could and share my music.  I feel most at home on stage. I love people, have since I was a tiny human and love that music can bring us together.  It’s the language everyone speaks!

She recently released her hit single “Drinking with Dolly,” which honors all the iconic female country singers, on who has had the biggest influence on her music…

All of the women mentioned in “Drinking With Dolly” have paved the way for all that we do in country music. I have always felt a special connection to Dolly. When I think of how I want to be remembered 70 some years from now… I want to impact the world like Dolly does.  She loves and gives with an endless heart. She has married the art of laughter with legendary music.  Her personality has influenced me as much as her music. Not to mention her songs, voice and musicianship are extraordinary.  She makes everyone feel welcome. I always want the fans to know they have a home with me.  

On receiving accolades from any groups or persons that she highly values…

I recently received a letter from Miss Dolly Parton herself.  All I can say is I cried my eyes out.  For the little girl growing up on a farm to knowing Dolly is proud of the tribute I sing and what I stand for, it is beyond anything I ever dreamed.

She gives us insight to what what would really excite her and encourage her that could be done by our readers and fans of her that would help bring her single to the top of America’s Country radio!

First of all, can I start by thanking you and your readers for wanting to share my story and my music.  The most helpful and powerful act that your readers could do that will help immensely is download the song, share the song and make their way to a show so that I can personally wrap my arms around them and thank them.

Stephanie Quayle

On her partnership with Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply, a match made in Heaven, and how the partnership has been beneficial to her and her music career…

Murdoch’s has built themselves from the ground up. They are family-owned striving to build a company that has something for everyone.  When I think about Murdoch’s and Stephanie Quayle as brands, we have a similar love for our customers/fans. We both want to create an amazing experience for each person we touch. Be that a perfect pair of jeans or a song.  Murdoch’s has always been a huge supporter of my music. I truly feel blessed to be have such an authentic partnership in music with a brand I have been loyal to for years!

What her “flock” can expect next from Stephanie Quayle…

To all the readers, you are officially a part of the flock and it is a lifetime membership! We are all inclusive and everyone is welcome! I’ve never been more proud of the music I’m making. I’m excited to share my new releases, upcoming EP and tour around the world.  The Flock can expect more music and more dates!

And a fun fact that fans may not know about Stephanie Quayle…

Not many people know that I’ve been designing clothes since I was young. Taking apart and reconstructing great finds from flea markets, concerts and boutiques. I’ve recently teamed up with an amazing stylist, Blakely Collier, to create one of kind pieces that reflect the music and person I am today. Maybe one day we will have a line of our own.

If you haven’t gotten enough of Stephanie Quayle yet, visit her website at stephaniequayle.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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