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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 Luke Bryan has to watch out for wandering hands News Looks like Luke Bryan has to watch out for wandering hands , Rare Country Contributor 2:37pm, May 13
Watch Keith Urban electrify the audience with this new tune on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” News Watch Keith Urban electrify the audience with this new tune on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” , Rare Country Contributor 9:25am, May 13
Watch Keith Urban get a blast from the past through one hilarious learning experience from Ellen News Watch Keith Urban get a blast from the past through one hilarious learning experience from Ellen , Rare Country Contributor 4:36pm, May 12
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are taking one big awards show by storm with this collaboration News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are taking one big awards show by storm with this collaboration , Rare Country Contributor 2:10pm, May 12
Reba McEntire is red-hot during this fabulous tribute to two country music legends News Reba McEntire is red-hot during this fabulous tribute to two country music legends , Rare Country Contributor 9:25pm, May 11
There’s more good news for fans of Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” News There’s more good news for fans of Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” , Rare Country Contributor 4:32pm, May 11
Watch Thomas Rhett’s sizzling performance on late-night TV that will leave you craving more News Watch Thomas Rhett’s sizzling performance on late-night TV that will leave you craving more , Rare Country Contributor 1:25pm, May 11
“American Idol” winner Trent Harmon just revealed some shocking news about his new single News “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon just revealed some shocking news about his new single , Rare Country Contributor 10:56am, May 11
Lauren Alaina slays eight country songs in one all-girls mashup, and it’s purely amazing News Lauren Alaina slays eight country songs in one all-girls mashup, and it’s purely amazing , Rare Country Contributor 9:31am, May 11
Watch Martina McBride soar on “Broken Wing” with two fellow hit-makers News Watch Martina McBride soar on “Broken Wing” with two fellow hit-makers , Rare Country Contributor 4:33pm, May 10
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just took a break from playing music to do something they say is more important News Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just took a break from playing music to do something they say is more important , Rare Country Contributor 8:31am, May 10
In a brand-new interview, Keith Urban reveals how his dad continues to impact his career despite his untimely death News In a brand-new interview, Keith Urban reveals how his dad continues to impact his career despite his untimely death , Rare Country Contributor 6:18pm, May 9
This Garth Brooks song is helping one fan get through the pain of losing his loved one News This Garth Brooks song is helping one fan get through the pain of losing his loved one , Rare Country Contributor 3:05pm, May 9
Look who Carrie Underwood spent time with this Mother’s Day News Look who Carrie Underwood spent time with this Mother’s Day , Rare Country Contributor 1:24pm, May 9
Watch LeAnn Rimes put her angelic voice on Prince’s “Purple Rain” News Watch LeAnn Rimes put her angelic voice on Prince’s “Purple Rain” , Rare Country Contributor 10:23am, May 9
This sweet young cancer patient and his momma just received the best gift from Garth Brooks News This sweet young cancer patient and his momma just received the best gift from Garth Brooks , Rare Country Contributor 11:41am, May 8
Nicole Kidman just proved that she’s Keith Urban’s biggest fan in this adorable clip News Nicole Kidman just proved that she’s Keith Urban’s biggest fan in this adorable clip , Rare Country Contributor 9:05am, May 8
Let’s all take a moment to celebrate some of country music’s sweetest mothers News Let’s all take a moment to celebrate some of country music’s sweetest mothers , Rare Country Contributor 8:57am, May 8
The Dixie Chicks are ready to play the states, but are the states ready for them? News The Dixie Chicks are ready to play the states, but are the states ready for them? , Rare Country Contributor 11:34am, May 7
Looks like a Wisconsin crowd just got Okie Carrie Underwood to do something she has never done before News Looks like a Wisconsin crowd just got Okie Carrie Underwood to do something she has never done before , Rare Country Contributor 11:19am, May 7
Flashback to the time when Jason Aldean, Tracy Lawrence and Luke Bryan teamed up on this ‘90s classic News Flashback to the time when Jason Aldean, Tracy Lawrence and Luke Bryan teamed up on this ‘90s classic , Rare Country Contributor 11:11am, May 7
Keith Urban and Jimmy Fallon turn on the Southern twang for this hilarious new skit News Keith Urban and Jimmy Fallon turn on the Southern twang for this hilarious new skit , Rare Country Contributor 11:03am, May 7
Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Lopez just unleashed this catchy new duet that we can’t get out of our heads News Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Lopez just unleashed this catchy new duet that we can’t get out of our heads , Rare Country Contributor 3:53pm, May 6
Joe Don Rooney just gave wife Tiffany Fallon the sweetest 10-year anniversary surprise News Joe Don Rooney just gave wife Tiffany Fallon the sweetest 10-year anniversary surprise , Rare Country Contributor 9:50am, May 6
At 83 years old, Willie Nelson has no intention of slowing down just yet News At 83 years old, Willie Nelson has no intention of slowing down just yet , Rare Country Contributor 9:38am, May 6
Watch an unknown slay this chill-inducing Dolly Parton classic News Watch an unknown slay this chill-inducing Dolly Parton classic , Rare Country Contributor 9:22am, May 6
Could Luke Bryan really be Blake Shelton’s next duet partner? News Could Luke Bryan really be Blake Shelton’s next duet partner? , Rare Country Contributor 9:09am, May 6
Here are all of the enchanting details on Randy Houser’s dream wedding News Here are all of the enchanting details on Randy Houser’s dream wedding , Rare Country Contributor 2:14pm, May 5
Carrie Underwood has one heaping thing on her to-do list, and it might not be what you think News Carrie Underwood has one heaping thing on her to-do list, and it might not be what you think , Rare Country Contributor 10:31am, May 5
Watch Rascal Flatts sound off with this chart-topping melody at the Grand Ole Opry News Watch Rascal Flatts sound off with this chart-topping melody at the Grand Ole Opry , Rare Country Contributor 10:04am, May 5