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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.

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
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman is done talking about her clapping at the 2017 Oscars News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman is done talking about her clapping at the 2017 Oscars , Rare Country Contributor 9:14am, January 4
Sam Hunt and wife Hannah take their love to the next level in these photos News Sam Hunt and wife Hannah take their love to the next level in these photos , Rare Country Contributor 8:47am, January 4
A photo of Carrie Underwood emerges for the first time since her accident News A photo of Carrie Underwood emerges for the first time since her accident , Rare Country Contributor 2:57pm, January 3
Keith Urban dishes on the sexy Christmas present he bought wife Nicole News Keith Urban dishes on the sexy Christmas present he bought wife Nicole , Rare Country Contributor 9:00am, January 3
Danica Patrick’s heart may be healing after her split from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Nascar Danica Patrick’s heart may be healing after her split from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. , Rare Country Contributor 8:26am, January 3
Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren enjoy some alone time while on romantic vacation News Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren enjoy some alone time while on romantic vacation , Rare Country Contributor 4:47pm, January 2
Looks like Luke Bryan’s kangaroos are stirring up some controversy News Looks like Luke Bryan’s kangaroos are stirring up some controversy , Rare Country Contributor 2:22pm, December 31
Blake Shelton takes fans back to the moment he fell in love with Gwen Stefani News Blake Shelton takes fans back to the moment he fell in love with Gwen Stefani , Rare Country Contributor 3:18pm, December 30
Miley Cyrus looks EXACTLY like her mom in this flashback pic News Miley Cyrus looks EXACTLY like her mom in this flashback pic , Rare Country Contributor 3:12pm, December 30
Watch this little boy lose it over this Luke Bryan gift News Watch this little boy lose it over this Luke Bryan gift , Rare Country Contributor 2:36pm, December 29
Julianne Hough recalls being body shamed while working on a movie News Julianne Hough recalls being body shamed while working on a movie , Rare Country Contributor 9:05am, December 29
Keith Urban collaborates with an unlikely group for a one-of-a-kind performance Performances Keith Urban collaborates with an unlikely group for a one-of-a-kind performance , Rare Country Contributor 8:39am, December 29
Carrie Underwood finally materializes on social media after holiday break News Carrie Underwood finally materializes on social media after holiday break , Rare Country Contributor 8:32am, December 29
A country star somberly remembers the death of a loved one News A country star somberly remembers the death of a loved one , Rare Country Contributor 9:09am, December 28
Darci Lynne puts her puppet away for this dynamic holiday performance Performances Darci Lynne puts her puppet away for this dynamic holiday performance , Rare Country Contributor 8:52am, December 28
Maren Morris and fiancé Ryan Hurd toast to being engaged with a fun party News Maren Morris and fiancé Ryan Hurd toast to being engaged with a fun party , Rare Country Contributor 8:21pm, December 26
Jason Aldean just got the coolest Christmas gift from Brittany and the kids News Jason Aldean just got the coolest Christmas gift from Brittany and the kids , Rare Country Contributor 12:34pm, December 26
Brantley Gilbert says yet another sobering goodbye to a “brother” News Brantley Gilbert says yet another sobering goodbye to a “brother” , Rare Country Contributor 9:00pm, December 24