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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.

Jake Owen’s little girl sings a song of peace in backseat performance News Jake Owen’s little girl sings a song of peace in backseat performance , Rare Country Contributor 12:21pm, December 21
Shania Twain posts quite the revealing pic in a new Instagram News Shania Twain posts quite the revealing pic in a new Instagram , Rare Country Contributor 10:58am, December 21
A country star and his famous dog sit down for one crazy holiday dinner News A country star and his famous dog sit down for one crazy holiday dinner , Rare Country Contributor 11:10am, December 20
Red Marlow and Vince Gill combine vocals on this country classic during “The Voice” finale Performances Red Marlow and Vince Gill combine vocals on this country classic during “The Voice” finale , Rare Country Contributor 12:43am, December 20
Find out who just won the season 13 “The Voice” crown News Find out who just won the season 13 “The Voice” crown , Rare Country Contributor 11:16pm, December 19
Kelly Clarkson crushes her brand-new, upbeat song on “The Voice” finale Performances Kelly Clarkson crushes her brand-new, upbeat song on “The Voice” finale , Rare Country Contributor 10:36pm, December 19
An “America’s Got Talent” favorite sends birthday wishes to her departed father News An “America’s Got Talent” favorite sends birthday wishes to her departed father , Rare Country Contributor 10:01am, December 19
A final four favorite breaks down during her Tim McGraw cover on “The Voice” Performances A final four favorite breaks down during her Tim McGraw cover on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 2:34am, December 19
Red Marlow tackles a country fishing song with Blake Shelton on “The Voice” Performances Red Marlow tackles a country fishing song with Blake Shelton on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 1:51am, December 19
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard shares an inspiring gift he received News Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard shares an inspiring gift he received , Rare Country Contributor 11:55pm, December 17
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott shows off her growing baby bump at this celebration News Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott shows off her growing baby bump at this celebration , Rare Country Contributor 11:43pm, December 17
Blake Shelton takes a friendly stab at buddy Luke Bryan News Blake Shelton takes a friendly stab at buddy Luke Bryan , Rare Country Contributor 3:16pm, December 17
Luke Bryan opens up about the song that highlights his role as a dad News Luke Bryan opens up about the song that highlights his role as a dad , Rare Country Contributor 10:45pm, December 16
Scotty McCreery puts his own touch on this famous holiday poem News Scotty McCreery puts his own touch on this famous holiday poem , Rare Country Contributor 3:11pm, December 15
A simple, yet meaningful hug has earned Blake Shelton this Rare Country Award Rare Country Awards A simple, yet meaningful hug has earned Blake Shelton this Rare Country Award , Rare Country Contributor 10:06am, December 15
Blake Shelton caps off an already great year with a big award Rare Country Awards Blake Shelton caps off an already great year with a big award , Rare Country Contributor 8:48am, December 15
Gwen Stefani just spilled the beans about the special gift she is getting Blake Shelton News Gwen Stefani just spilled the beans about the special gift she is getting Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 11:15pm, December 13
A country star takes on a game show host in the ultimate rap battle Performances A country star takes on a game show host in the ultimate rap battle , Rare Country Contributor 10:17pm, December 13
A “The Voice” competitor takes on Travis Tritt during this last chance performance Performances A “The Voice” competitor takes on Travis Tritt during this last chance performance , Rare Country Contributor 9:34am, December 13
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani look so in love during this festive holiday duet Performances Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani look so in love during this festive holiday duet , Rare Country Contributor 2:42am, December 13
Red Marlow squeezes into the final four with this country classic on “The Voice” Performances Red Marlow squeezes into the final four with this country classic on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 2:10am, December 13
A country powerhouse amazes onlookers with this Rascal Flatts cover on “The Voice” Performances A country powerhouse amazes onlookers with this Rascal Flatts cover on “The Voice” , Rare Country Contributor 10:42am, December 12
This compilation of Luke Bryan bloopers just might make your day Videos This compilation of Luke Bryan bloopers just might make your day , Rare Country Contributor 5:18am, December 12
A Top 8 singer on “The Voice” will move you with this country cover Performances A Top 8 singer on “The Voice” will move you with this country cover , Rare Country Contributor 4:50am, December 12
A “The Voice” standout tackles a ballad that’s close to Blake Shelton’s heart Performances A “The Voice” standout tackles a ballad that’s close to Blake Shelton’s heart , Rare Country Contributor 3:40am, December 12
Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany reveals a new detail about their baby boy’s birth News Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany reveals a new detail about their baby boy’s birth , Rare Country Contributor 4:02am, December 11
LeAnn Rimes shows off a sexy swimsuit in new Instagram post News LeAnn Rimes shows off a sexy swimsuit in new Instagram post , Rare Country Contributor 10:22pm, December 10
Reba McEntire takes us to church with breathtaking version of “Amazing Grace” Performances Reba McEntire takes us to church with breathtaking version of “Amazing Grace” , Rare Country Contributor 7:34pm, December 9
Gwen Stefani reveals what Blake Shelton did as the California fires got closer News Gwen Stefani reveals what Blake Shelton did as the California fires got closer , Rare Country Contributor 4:41pm, December 8
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s hot, holiday duet gets a shirtless makeover on “Ellen” News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s hot, holiday duet gets a shirtless makeover on “Ellen” , Rare Country Contributor 11:08am, December 8