Country Newcomer Stephanie Quayle is ‘Selfish’
Stephanie Quayle has come a long way from her days of living on a buffalo farm in Montana. She's being 'Selfish' now and following her dreams in Nashville.
Music came early to Quayle who started playing piano at the age of 4 and the guitar at 15. "My first song I wrote was when I was 12 and I sang it for my best friend who had just fallen in love with my cousin. I sang it to them a Capella. How awkward was I" Quayle jokes.
We threw a positive message behind what can sometimes be a negative word. I went in and just said it. 'I don't want to share my guy. He's so busy. I want more time with him and I'm feeling selfish
The awkward years changed for Quayle during her Jr. year of high school. "High school was weird for me. Me and high school didn't mess. So I ended up in Switzerland on an exchange program. There was a band there that needed a singer and the minute I got on stage I knew this would be my life. And it wasn't even country music but as a writer and early entertainer it enabled me to have no boundaries and to just try stuff to see what worked and what didn't."
Whatever genre of music Quayle performed she's still country at heart "In our barn we had a silver radio that played 24 hour country." So who is her country idol? "Dolly Parton. Hands down. I love everything she encompasses." Quayle even wrote a song called 'Drinking with Dolly.' "Every time I play it, it still just hits me," says Quayle.
What would be the drink of choice if Quayle every found herself drinking with Dolly? "The day I'm having a drink with Dolly I'm just going to roll with what she rolls."
It isn't just country music that's in Quayle's heart, it's the lifestyle. "We come together like no other group of people." Saturday October 21st Quayle will come together with 8 other artists at Texas A&M to perform for 5 former Presidents with all the proceeds going to hurricane victims. "I know what an honor it is but I don't think the magnitude of it has sunk in yet."
Quayle's new single is 'Selfish,' an honest, bold song she wrote one day after feeling selfish. "We threw a positive message behind what can sometimes be a negative word. I went in and just said it. 'I don't want to share my guy. He's so busy. I want more time with him and I'm feeling selfish.'" What woman doesn't feel that way? "Absolutely and I think it's alright."
Stay up to date with Stepahnie Quayle on her website.