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.


Kelsea Ballerini just smoked the ACCA stage with this flirty performance of “Dibs” News Kelsea Ballerini just smoked the ACCA stage with this flirty performance of “Dibs” , Rare Country Contributor 2:51pm, May 2
Blake Shelton just proved that he can’t get enough of his superstar girlfriend, Gwen Stefani News Blake Shelton just proved that he can’t get enough of his superstar girlfriend, Gwen Stefani , Rare Country Contributor 11:53am, May 2
Watching Cole Swindell sing this ode to his father at the ACCAs will put a tear in your eye News Watching Cole Swindell sing this ode to his father at the ACCAs will put a tear in your eye , Rare Country Contributor 9:28am, May 2
The legendary Vince Gill takes the mic to sing about his one and only weakness News The legendary Vince Gill takes the mic to sing about his one and only weakness , Rare Country Contributor 9:31am, May 1
Looks like Lauren Alaina just coaxed some cool moves out of Craig Morgan News Looks like Lauren Alaina just coaxed some cool moves out of Craig Morgan , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, May 1
Kid Rock prepares to say goodbye to his longtime assistant and friend News Kid Rock prepares to say goodbye to his longtime assistant and friend , Rare Country Contributor 9:26am, May 1
Watching the reaction on this soon-to-be grandfather’s face is the best thing you’ll see all day News Watching the reaction on this soon-to-be grandfather’s face is the best thing you’ll see all day , Rare Country Contributor 9:24am, May 1
Luke Bryan showed his vulnerable side during this tribute performance to Prince News Luke Bryan showed his vulnerable side during this tribute performance to Prince , Rare Country Contributor 9:22am, May 1
A blushing Grand Ole Opry performer gets a proposal she just can’t refuse News A blushing Grand Ole Opry performer gets a proposal she just can’t refuse , Rare Country Contributor 9:13am, May 1
Listen as Kacey Musgraves and the Zac Brown Band pay homage to the legendary Hank Williams News Listen as Kacey Musgraves and the Zac Brown Band pay homage to the legendary Hank Williams , Rare Country Contributor 11:37am, April 30
Blake Shelton and Chris Young just teamed up on this ultimate countrified anthem News Blake Shelton and Chris Young just teamed up on this ultimate countrified anthem , Rare Country Contributor 10:08am, April 30
Carrie Underwood just shared her body-busting workout with one special fan News Carrie Underwood just shared her body-busting workout with one special fan , Rare Country Contributor 4:40pm, April 29
Take a look at the Prince and Sheryl Crow collaboration everyone is talking about News Take a look at the Prince and Sheryl Crow collaboration everyone is talking about , Rare Country Contributor 4:17pm, April 29
Eric Church channeled his inner “nice guy” for this little fan and it’s so sweet News Eric Church channeled his inner “nice guy” for this little fan and it’s so sweet , Rare Country Contributor 4:16pm, April 29
Watch this adorable father-and-daughter moment between Dierks Bentley and his little girl, Evie News Watch this adorable father-and-daughter moment between Dierks Bentley and his little girl, Evie , Rare Country Contributor 10:15am, April 28
See Johnny Cash’s tight bond with his daughter, Rosanne, in this rare duet News See Johnny Cash’s tight bond with his daughter, Rosanne, in this rare duet , Rare Country Contributor 9:55am, April 28
Reba McEntire doesn’t have to let go of this part of Merle Haggard News Reba McEntire doesn’t have to let go of this part of Merle Haggard , Rare Country Contributor 9:36am, April 28
Blake Shelton is forging a new relationship that couldn’t make Gwen Stefani any happier News Blake Shelton is forging a new relationship that couldn’t make Gwen Stefani any happier , Rare Country Contributor 4:18pm, April 27
Miranda Lambert just graced the stage with this cover song that’s new to our ears News Miranda Lambert just graced the stage with this cover song that’s new to our ears , Rare Country Contributor 9:46am, April 27
Dierks Bentley plans to make a splash with a Memorial Day beach bash News Dierks Bentley plans to make a splash with a Memorial Day beach bash , Rare Country Contributor 9:31am, April 27
Miranda Lambert’s bestie, Ashley Monroe, just welcomed this adorable, bright-eyed companion into her home News Miranda Lambert’s bestie, Ashley Monroe, just welcomed this adorable, bright-eyed companion into her home , Rare Country Contributor 9:03am, April 27
Watch sister songbirds, Lennon and Maisy, slay this “Lean On” cover News Watch sister songbirds, Lennon and Maisy, slay this “Lean On” cover , Rare Country Contributor 6:28pm, April 26
Looks like LeAnn Rimes has finally pulled the plug on this dark part of her past News Looks like LeAnn Rimes has finally pulled the plug on this dark part of her past , Rare Country Contributor 11:48am, April 26
Watch Luke Bryan’s silly bromance during this Ed Sheeran cover News Watch Luke Bryan’s silly bromance during this Ed Sheeran cover , Rare Country Contributor 11:41am, April 26
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks led this crowd in a mesmerizing Prince singalong News Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks led this crowd in a mesmerizing Prince singalong , Rare Country Contributor 6:54pm, April 25
We bet you’ve never heard this Jackson 5 chart-topper spun like this before News We bet you’ve never heard this Jackson 5 chart-topper spun like this before , Rare Country Contributor 11:39am, April 25
The Dixie Chicks just gave the most soulful cry during this powerful Prince tribute News The Dixie Chicks just gave the most soulful cry during this powerful Prince tribute , Rare Country Contributor 10:41am, April 25
Carrie Underwood’s adorable son Isaiah just showed off an impressive new skill News Carrie Underwood’s adorable son Isaiah just showed off an impressive new skill , Rare Country Contributor 9:11am, April 25
Watch Jack White spin this Hank Williams country classic News Watch Jack White spin this Hank Williams country classic , Rare Country Contributor 7:26pm, April 24
Dustin Lynch just got mischievous in the hilarious boot store prank News Dustin Lynch just got mischievous in the hilarious boot store prank , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, April 24