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.


Take a listen as Shania Twain recalls the moment she wrote this beautiful love song News Take a listen as Shania Twain recalls the moment she wrote this beautiful love song , Rare Country Contributor 4:40pm, March 1
Flashback to the time when Bon Jovi called on Jennifer Nettles to unleash his country side News Flashback to the time when Bon Jovi called on Jennifer Nettles to unleash his country side , Rare Country Contributor 2:29pm, March 1
Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise sound off the alarm with this new funky tune News Wynonna Judd & The Big Noise sound off the alarm with this new funky tune , Rare Country Contributor 10:29am, March 1
Flashback to the time Faith Hill turned heads with this bubbly hit about love News Flashback to the time Faith Hill turned heads with this bubbly hit about love , Rare Country Contributor 7:31am, February 29
Watching Reba reflect on the loss of her father will have you reaching for the tissues News Watching Reba reflect on the loss of her father will have you reaching for the tissues , Rare Country Contributor 1:54pm, February 27
Toby Keith salutes the men and women of our military with this heart-shattering tribute News Toby Keith salutes the men and women of our military with this heart-shattering tribute , Rare Country Contributor 1:21pm, February 27
Check out this vintage footage of Eric Church getting his career going in the aisles of Walmart News Check out this vintage footage of Eric Church getting his career going in the aisles of Walmart , Rare Country Contributor 12:38pm, February 27
Join us as we binge on our five favorite movie scenes featuring five of our favorite country artists News Join us as we binge on our five favorite movie scenes featuring five of our favorite country artists , Rare Country Contributor 12:04pm, February 27
Take a listen as Keith Urban reflects on God’s sweet grace in this sweet country hit News Take a listen as Keith Urban reflects on God’s sweet grace in this sweet country hit , Rare Country Contributor 11:55am, February 27
Alan Jackson lends his voice to one of the most gorgeous hymns of them all News Alan Jackson lends his voice to one of the most gorgeous hymns of them all , Rare Country Contributor 4:03pm, February 26
Carrie Underwood’s son is celebrating a major milestone that has her majorly stumped News Carrie Underwood’s son is celebrating a major milestone that has her majorly stumped , Rare Country Contributor 2:33pm, February 26
Go back to the time when Johnny Cash’s San Quentin performance made all of the prisoners go nuts News Go back to the time when Johnny Cash’s San Quentin performance made all of the prisoners go nuts , Rare Country Contributor 4:27pm, February 25
Carrie Underwood brought back this Nitty Gritty Dirt Band classic that her fans are absolutely loving News Carrie Underwood brought back this Nitty Gritty Dirt Band classic that her fans are absolutely loving , Rare Country Contributor 10:46am, February 25
This classic Trisha Yearwood impression of Reba McEntire had everyone rolling in the aisles News This classic Trisha Yearwood impression of Reba McEntire had everyone rolling in the aisles , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, February 24
Carrie Underwood belts out one of Dolly Parton’s most adored songs News Carrie Underwood belts out one of Dolly Parton’s most adored songs , Rare Country Contributor 1:38pm, February 23
Country legend Willie Nelson just cemented his spot in country music history News Country legend Willie Nelson just cemented his spot in country music history , Rare Country Contributor 12:51pm, February 23
Watch the “American Idol” performance that had Keith Urban bursting with country pride News Watch the “American Idol” performance that had Keith Urban bursting with country pride , Rare Country Contributor 9:55am, February 23
Flashback to the moment Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles made us all bawl like babies News Flashback to the moment Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles made us all bawl like babies , Rare Country Contributor 10:37am, February 22
Cyclone survivor Darryl Worley releases a brand-new video thanking fans for their support News Cyclone survivor Darryl Worley releases a brand-new video thanking fans for their support , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, February 22
The condition of Darryl Worley remains a mystery as Cyclone Winston slams Fiji News The condition of Darryl Worley remains a mystery as Cyclone Winston slams Fiji , Rare Country Contributor 3:04pm, February 20
Flashback to the moment Carrie Underwood and Jamie O’Neal took on a classic Reba duet News Flashback to the moment Carrie Underwood and Jamie O’Neal took on a classic Reba duet , Rare Country Contributor 2:24pm, February 19
An “American Idol” hotshot slays a Carrie Underwood classic to catapult her way into the Top 14 News An “American Idol” hotshot slays a Carrie Underwood classic to catapult her way into the Top 14 , Rare Country Contributor 12:19pm, February 19