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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.

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
Beyoncé just unleashed this country song from her personal “Lemonade” diary News Beyoncé just unleashed this country song from her personal “Lemonade” diary , Rare Country Contributor 2:49pm, April 24
Lennon and Maisy dish about what life is really like for them outside of ABC’s “Nashville” News Lennon and Maisy dish about what life is really like for them outside of ABC’s “Nashville” , Rare Country Contributor 2:44pm, April 24
Kelly Clarkson just got candid with her precious son, Remy Blackstock News Kelly Clarkson just got candid with her precious son, Remy Blackstock , Rare Country Contributor 10:39am, April 24
This Merle Haggard medley from George Strait will bring you to tears News This Merle Haggard medley from George Strait will bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 11:49am, April 23
Watch Blake Shelton gush over his new collaboration with Gwen Stefani News Watch Blake Shelton gush over his new collaboration with Gwen Stefani , Rare Country Contributor 4:18pm, April 22
This joke that Rascal Flatts just played on Kelsea Ballerini is pure gold News This joke that Rascal Flatts just played on Kelsea Ballerini is pure gold , Rare Country Contributor 1:10pm, April 22
Jason Aldean showed these guys how its really done in an old-school baseball challenge News Jason Aldean showed these guys how its really done in an old-school baseball challenge , Rare Country Contributor 7:50am, April 22
A boatload of country artists just sang a cappella and slayed this pop cover News A boatload of country artists just sang a cappella and slayed this pop cover , Rare Country Contributor 7:20am, April 22
Charles Kelley just jumped into the drivers seat for this Grand Ole Opry debut News Charles Kelley just jumped into the drivers seat for this Grand Ole Opry debut , Rare Country Contributor 4:51pm, April 21
Watch Kelly Clarkson pour her whole soul into this “Purple Rain” performance News Watch Kelly Clarkson pour her whole soul into this “Purple Rain” performance , Rare Country Contributor 3:23pm, April 21
Blake Shelton just joined his team on “The Voice” for this electrifying performance of a classic hit News Blake Shelton just joined his team on “The Voice” for this electrifying performance of a classic hit , Rare Country Contributor 8:44am, April 21
You’re just going to love this news about Blake Shelton’s upcoming album News You’re just going to love this news about Blake Shelton’s upcoming album , Rare Country Contributor 6:05pm, April 20
Funny guy Brad Paisley doesn’t need to dust the microphone off for this one News Funny guy Brad Paisley doesn’t need to dust the microphone off for this one , Rare Country Contributor 12:52pm, April 20
We guarantee you have never heard this Blake Shelton chart-topper quite like this News We guarantee you have never heard this Blake Shelton chart-topper quite like this , Rare Country Contributor 9:14am, April 20
Brett Eldredge just gave the cutest serenade to this long-lasting couple News Brett Eldredge just gave the cutest serenade to this long-lasting couple , Rare Country Contributor 9:20am, April 19
A radio DJ just compared LeAnn Rimes to the Kardashians for one sour reason News A radio DJ just compared LeAnn Rimes to the Kardashians for one sour reason , Rare Country Contributor 6:26pm, April 18
It took Lauren Alaina just 24 words to inspire millions with this one News It took Lauren Alaina just 24 words to inspire millions with this one , Rare Country Contributor 4:19pm, April 18
Looks like renewing their wedding vows is not in the cards for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman News Looks like renewing their wedding vows is not in the cards for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman , Rare Country Contributor 12:01pm, April 18
Flashback to the time when The Judds made their Grand Ole Opry debut News Flashback to the time when The Judds made their Grand Ole Opry debut , Rare Country Contributor 6:58pm, April 17
See LeAnn Rimes pour her heart and soul out during this Grand Ole Opry George Jones tribute News See LeAnn Rimes pour her heart and soul out during this Grand Ole Opry George Jones tribute , Rare Country Contributor 6:55pm, April 17
Watch Carrie Underwood and this female team of all-stars slay this vengeful country hit Awards Watch Carrie Underwood and this female team of all-stars slay this vengeful country hit , Rare Country Contributor 2:56pm, April 17
Tim McGraw takes on an entirely new business venture that’s close to his heart News Tim McGraw takes on an entirely new business venture that’s close to his heart , Rare Country Contributor 10:02am, April 17
You have to see Todd Chrisley’s over-the-top lip sync to this Shania Twain hit News You have to see Todd Chrisley’s over-the-top lip sync to this Shania Twain hit , Rare Country Contributor 9:40am, April 17
You’ll love hearing “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon’s bright ideas for his album News You’ll love hearing “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon’s bright ideas for his album , Rare Country Contributor 9:21am, April 17
Tim McGraw just proved that he’s “Humble and Kind” by changing the life of one special cancer patient News Tim McGraw just proved that he’s “Humble and Kind” by changing the life of one special cancer patient , Rare Country Contributor 9:15am, April 17
Here are the romantic details about Randy Houser’s wedding with soon-to-be bride Tatiana Starzynski News Here are the romantic details about Randy Houser’s wedding with soon-to-be bride Tatiana Starzynski , Rare Country Contributor 4:11pm, April 16
Find out the one thing that Garth Brooks is asking from his fans News Find out the one thing that Garth Brooks is asking from his fans , Rare Country Contributor 4:04pm, April 16
Scotty McCreery has not forgotten the first time that he met Merle Haggard News Scotty McCreery has not forgotten the first time that he met Merle Haggard , Rare Country Contributor 3:56pm, April 16
Rory Feek finds joy in the art of filmmaking as he continues to move on News Rory Feek finds joy in the art of filmmaking as he continues to move on , Rare Country Contributor 3:48pm, April 16