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Rare Country Contributor

Melinda Lorge

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. So for her, writing about it comes easy. Her previous work can be seen in Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and on the Wide Open Country blog. When Melinda isn’t busy keeping up with country music news, she can be found trying new recipes, hiking or visiting with family. She can be reached at melinda@rarecountry.com.

Miranda Lambert gets into an unexpected jam during winter storm News Miranda Lambert gets into an unexpected jam during winter storm , Rare Country Contributor 5:58am, January 17
A NASCAR wife dons a red swimsuit in a new set of vacation pics Nascar A NASCAR wife dons a red swimsuit in a new set of vacation pics , Rare Country Contributor 5:45am, January 17
Thomas Rhett’s little one couldn’t be more adorable in this picture News Thomas Rhett’s little one couldn’t be more adorable in this picture , Rare Country Contributor 5:34am, January 17
Fans are losing it over the post-pregnancy bod of Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany News Fans are losing it over the post-pregnancy bod of Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany , Rare Country Contributor 5:14am, January 17
Danica Patrick comes clean about her rumored relationship with this NFL player Nascar Danica Patrick comes clean about her rumored relationship with this NFL player , Rare Country Contributor 5:17pm, January 15
Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend Anderson East gets real about the couple’s relationship News Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend Anderson East gets real about the couple’s relationship , Rare Country Contributor 3:07pm, January 15
Fans can’t get enough of this picture of Memphis Aldean with his new buddy News Fans can’t get enough of this picture of Memphis Aldean with his new buddy , Rare Country Contributor 10:57pm, January 14
Listen as a pro basketball player stands up for his love of country music News Listen as a pro basketball player stands up for his love of country music , Rare Country Contributor 2:16am, January 14
Miley Cyrus’ sister shows off her vocal chops in new late night performance Performances Miley Cyrus’ sister shows off her vocal chops in new late night performance , Rare Country Contributor 3:29am, January 13
A pregnant Jessie James Decker lets her hair down in brand-new video News A pregnant Jessie James Decker lets her hair down in brand-new video , Rare Country Contributor 2:43am, January 13
“The Voice” favorite RaeLynn drastically changes her look News “The Voice” favorite RaeLynn drastically changes her look , Rare Country Contributor 6:58am, January 12
Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban News Nicole Kidman spills her secrets for keeping the romance in her marriage to Keith Urban , Rare Country Contributor 6:44am, January 12
LeAnn Rimes gets her swimsuit on for romantic getaway with her husband News LeAnn Rimes gets her swimsuit on for romantic getaway with her husband , Rare Country Contributor 12:31pm, January 11
Meet the 100-year-old grandma who is taking over the internet News Meet the 100-year-old grandma who is taking over the internet , Rare Country Contributor 5:58am, January 11
Kelly Clarkson shares her one vice when it comes to raising kids News Kelly Clarkson shares her one vice when it comes to raising kids , Rare Country Contributor 5:39am, January 11
Fans are losing it over Julianne Hough’s new bikini pic on Instagram News Fans are losing it over Julianne Hough’s new bikini pic on Instagram , Rare Country Contributor 5:29am, January 11
These country hit-makers sure know how to make a love song sound good News These country hit-makers sure know how to make a love song sound good , Rare Country Contributor 10:20am, January 10
We can’t believe this NASCAR wife attempted this stunt in a bikini Nascar We can’t believe this NASCAR wife attempted this stunt in a bikini , Rare Country Contributor 7:34am, January 10
Looks like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will battle it out against each other come spring News Looks like Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will battle it out against each other come spring , Rare Country Contributor 7:17am, January 10
Kelsea Ballerini shows off some major skin in new honeymoon pics News Kelsea Ballerini shows off some major skin in new honeymoon pics , Rare Country Contributor 10:57am, January 9
Luke Bryan’s wife enjoys an epic girls’ night out for her birthday News Luke Bryan’s wife enjoys an epic girls’ night out for her birthday , Rare Country Contributor 10:03am, January 9
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” News Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s Golden Globes kiss is called out for being “awkward” , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, January 9
Watch Danica Patrick’s reaction when asked about her rumored new beau Nascar Watch Danica Patrick’s reaction when asked about her rumored new beau , Rare Country Contributor 12:28pm, January 8
Jason Aldean and wife Brittany enjoy a family day out with their baby boy News Jason Aldean and wife Brittany enjoy a family day out with their baby boy , Rare Country Contributor 1:00pm, January 7
A rising country star nails a classic country cover Performances A rising country star nails a classic country cover , Rare Country Contributor 12:52pm, January 7
This little one’s version of Luke Bryan’s new single will melt your heart Performances This little one’s version of Luke Bryan’s new single will melt your heart , Rare Country Contributor 12:50pm, January 6
We are melting over these new pics of Memphis Aldean News We are melting over these new pics of Memphis Aldean , Rare Country Contributor 12:10pm, January 6
A NASCAR legend shares pics of his amazing-looking vacation Nascar A NASCAR legend shares pics of his amazing-looking vacation , Rare Country Contributor 9:34am, January 5
A NASCAR family celebrates first New Year with their little one Nascar A NASCAR family celebrates first New Year with their little one , Rare Country Contributor 9:07am, January 5
Fans are losing it over Jason Aldean and wife Brittany’s funny Instagram video News Fans are losing it over Jason Aldean and wife Brittany’s funny Instagram video , Rare Country Contributor 8:35am, January 5