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NECM’s WCW: Stephanie Quayle

We, at New England Country Music, have decided to continue 2020 with our popular WCW (Women Crush Wednesday) series, where we spotlight women in country music. Each month we will feature a talented woman who is crushing the country music scene.

For February, we’re featuring the lovely singer, songwriter, and musician, Stephanie Quayle. Her interest in music began when she was a young girl growing up in Bozeman, Montana. She began playing the piano when she was four and picked up the guitar a few years later. This WCW sang in her very first band when she was only sixteen.

Stephanie Quayle dropped her first single, ‘Drinking with Dolly,’ in 2016. She released her second single, ‘Winnebago,’ in 2017. Winnebago, along with The RV Loft and KOA, decided to sponsor her first U.S. tour. This same year, Rolling Stone Magazine named Quayle one of their Top 10 Artists to Watch. Rebel Engine Entertainment released her first album, ‘Love the Way You See Me.’ One of the eleven tracks, ‘Selfish,’ was her first song to reach the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This past fall, she released her five song EP, ‘If I Was a Cowboy.

While talking about her latest EP with Rolling Stone, Stephanie Quayle mentioned: “When I think of cowboys, it’s not a gender thing to me. It’s a state of mind. That has been a huge part of me persevering and making decisions. When you’re out on the range, you don’t have always a lot of time to make choices. You have to really look at today and what has to happen today for tomorrow to show up.”

Quayle had the honor of performing alongside Lady Gaga and Alabama at a hurricane relief benefit concert, Deep from the Heart: The One America Appeal. She made her Grande Ole Opry debut in the spring of 2018. And she had the honor of being part of CMT’s 2019 Next Women of Country class.

We hope you were lucky enough to catch Stephanie when she was here in Foxboro at Six String Grill and Stage on February 7th. Her loyal fanbase, known as the “Flock of Quayle’s” really showed up that night. With the support of her fans, Quayle definitely got the crowd’s energy up for Jimmie Allen to hit the stage.

Be sure to download her latest EP, ‘If I Was a Cowboy,’ on Apple Music here.

You can stay connected with Stephanie Quayle by following her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next installment of WCW in country music. It is set to hit our page in March.

Stephanie Quayle is Bringing the Cowboy State of Mind to Foxboro

We may only be halfway through 2019 but we’re already dubbing it Stephanie Quayle’s year. So far, she has been inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2019, she made her Grand Ole Opry debut, and Quayle’s latest single ‘If I Was a Cowboy’ was a Top 10 Most Added song at Country radio (Mediabase) in its first week – not a bad start. The aforementioned single gives fans a first taste of what’s to come on Quayle’s forthcoming EP, set to be released this fall. We can bet that her new project will catapult Quayle’s career to new heights. 

‘If I Was a Cowboy’ was written by Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, and Ross Copperman, but when Quayle first heard the song she thought it could have been written about her life. It was the perfect fit, “like putting on the perfect pair of jeans, you never want to take them off,” she described. The title alone, Stephanie said, is what first drew her to the song, “I grew up in Montana with the cowboy state of mind.” Beneath the surface, the lyrics describe raw, real emotions with vibrant imagery. It’s top-notch writing, but we would expect nothing less from a group of writers who are no strangers to the GRAMMY awards. “They are three of the top songwriters of our time,” Stephanie gushed, adding how incredible it feels to be trusted to bring their words to life. 

Stephanie has also given life to this song through the music video, which recently premiered on CMT. The video gave Quayle an opportunity to strengthen her personal connection to the song as it was shot on her ranch in Montana. “It was really cool to be able to bring it home and be able to share where I grew up,” Stephanie said, but went on to explain that it wasn’t the original plan. She had worked with producer Jeff Johnson on multiple projects and they had always talked about shooting a music video in Quayle’s hometown. “Jeff is a busy guy, and the weather in Montana is tricky,” she said. So the shoot was planned for Las Vegas instead. “Two weeks prior I was in the area for a show and Montana just put on the most incredible performance… beautiful sunrises and sunsets,” Stephanie described. With a gut feeling that her home wouldn’t let them down, she called Jeff and insisted they relocate the shoot. However, the original cast resided in Nevada, so Stephanie was quick to make some calls. “My husband is in the video, my cousins, family friends…” the list goes on. The folks in Quayle’s community pulled through making this video even more special.  

‘If I Was a Cowboy’ has “set the sonic stage” for the rest of the EP. Quayle can best describe her sound as a mixture of western country meets modern traditional. “I came alive in the studio when recording ‘If I Was a Cowboy.’ The baritone guitar sound, when I hear it, I feel like I’m in Montana,” she said. That feeling is what fueled the direction for the rest of the project. Her EP shares a name with the lead single and will feature five tracks, three of which were cowritten by Quayle. In choosing what made the cut, Stephanie consistently returned to the thought, “if you take all the bells and whistles away, does the song matter? Will I still want to sing it in 30 years?”  While her sound has been an evolution, fans can expect 100% authenticity on this project. 

If you’re anxious to hear more from Quayle, your best bet is to catch a show as she will “absolutely” be playing her new music for fans this summer. “I work for the fans. My job is to make sure I create music that makes them feel good, feel something, where they can escape,” Stephanie said. It’s fun for her to “test out” the songs and see which ones listeners gravitate towards. So you can definitely plan on hearing some new music at her upcoming show at Six String Grill & Stage in Foxboro, MA this Thursday, July 11th. Stephanie is looking forward to returning to the area to play the new venue. “I’m excited to see what they’ve done to the place!” she said, adding that she can’t wait to see her incredible fans from the Boston area. We also have three chances for you to meet Stephanie at the pre-show VIP meet and greet and acoustic performance – head to our social media pages to enter! 

Tickets for Thursday’s show are available online here:
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Kane Brown, Cam, LANCO and WKLB Take Over Lansdowne

It was a warm June day as the sun beamed over Fenway Park and the surrounding area. A line of 8,000 strong had nearly completely wrapped around Fenway Park as it was time for what has become the annual party on Lansdowne Street known as the Country 102.5 Street Party. It’s one of the few days that the popular street is more crowded than on a Red Sox-Yankees game. And this past Sunday, June 3rd was no different as country fans came to see Kane Brown, Cam, LANCO, Brown & Gray, Stephanie Quayle and New England favorite Timmy Brown.

Timmy Brown kicked off the day with fan favorite ‘Lil Bit’ and of course a performance of ‘Sweet Caroline’ with the stage peering right at the fabled Green Monster. Following Timmy’s set was a couple rising acts including Stephanie Quayle who delivered an energetic set that included her single ‘Selfish’ and Brown & Gray who have been all over the airwaves with ‘Top Down.’

The energy continued when LANCO took the stage. The guys were fresh off an airplane from St. Louis where they had just played a show on Dierks Bentley’s 2018 tour the night prior. Their set consisted of ‘Troublemaker,’ ‘Long Live Tonight,’ ‘Pick You Up,’ and their current single ‘Born To Love You,’ which had fans singing along. They continued with ‘Singing At The Stars’ before playing the song their most known for, ‘Greatest Love Story,’ which included a crowd singalong. It was a quick day for LANCO in Boston but one that they took full advantage of as the crowd was buzzing after they left the stage.

Next up was the sensational Cam- one of our favorite artists because of there powerful vocals and badass attitude. The California artist started her time off with ‘Road To Happiness’ and ‘Mayday’ before telling the crowd a story about a guy who she had an ‘adult relationship’ with and the next day, he didn’t talk to her or show her any respect. She later explained on social media, “Once upon a time a boy treated a girl with zero respect. So she learned from her Half Broke Heart and started talking with other women about how to handle situations like this. And she lived happily ever after.” With that story, she performed ‘Half Broke Heart.’ Her day continued with ‘Hungover on Heartache,’ ‘Palace,’ ‘Cold in California,’ ‘Sweet Dreams,’ and ‘Village’ before playing the song we were most excited to hear live- ‘Diane.’ Cam’s powerful vocals echoed beautifully down Lansdowne Street and fans were singing and dancing along to the raucous performance of this jam. Ending her day, Cam performed ‘Burning House’ before waving to the crowd and retreating backstage.

Ending the day was the ever so popular Kane Brown. Throughout the day, Kane would make his way to and from backstage to the radio room at House of Blues which would cause the crowd to start screaming when he walked by. It was apparent that the majority of the crowd was there to see Kane as the bass’ were cranked up and the crowd screamed even louder when he took the stage saying, “BOSTON! How we doing!?” He started off with ‘Found You’ and ‘Hometown’ which were massively popular with the crowd as it seemed they were singing every word back to him. And it only continued with ‘Used To Love You Sober’ and ‘What’s Mine Is Yours.’

The day continued with upcoming single ‘Lose It,’ ‘Better Place’ and ‘Cold Spot’ before Kane and his guitarist Alex gave the crowd an acoustic set that included a cover of Billy Currington’s ‘If I Fall.’ Brown would continue with a mash up that included covers of ‘Billionaire,’ ‘Ms. Jackson,’ ‘Over My Head’ and his own ‘Location.’ His day in Boston would continue with ‘There Goes My Everything,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Weekend,’ ‘Learning’ and ‘Closer’ before a two song encore that started with ‘Pull It Off’ and his Number One single, ‘What If’s.’

It was a great day in the Fenway as Country 102.5 always knows how to throw a great party. And if you missed this Street Party, don’t fret- they announced on stage that their fall edition would return on September 23rd. Lineup and details will be announced in the future- and we’ll share all the details when we have ’em!