Senior Content Editor

Phyllis Stark

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades. Formerly the Nashville Bureau Chief and senior editor for “Billboard,” she continues to write a weekly column for Billboard Country Update. As a freelance writer, her work is seen regularly in several other publications and sites. Her past experience includes stints as Executive Producer of National Content for the E.W. Scripps Co. and Nashville music correspondent and daily blogger for MSN.com.


Bullied as a kid, this “Voice” star is now getting the last laugh Features Bullied as a kid, this “Voice” star is now getting the last laugh , Senior Content Editor 3:15am, August 19
Dolly Parton just announced a special project in the works for kids News Dolly Parton just announced a special project in the works for kids , Senior Content Editor 9:30pm, August 15
Danielle Bradbery reveals her “deepest, darkest secrets” on new album Features Danielle Bradbery reveals her “deepest, darkest secrets” on new album , Senior Content Editor 10:57pm, August 11
Country star admits to an embarrassing goof News Country star admits to an embarrassing goof , Senior Content Editor 10:50pm, August 5
Eric Church opens up about faith and fatherhood News Eric Church opens up about faith and fatherhood , Senior Content Editor 2:04pm, August 5
Meet the country band that just crowd surfed right into our hearts Features Meet the country band that just crowd surfed right into our hearts , Senior Content Editor 5:07pm, July 28
Toby Keith shares details of his daughter’s terrifying car wreck Features Toby Keith shares details of his daughter’s terrifying car wreck , Senior Content Editor 1:59pm, July 21
This energetic fan keeps showing up onstage at country concerts News This energetic fan keeps showing up onstage at country concerts , Senior Content Editor 3:39pm, July 17
A rising country star details his inspiring triumph over alcoholism Features A rising country star details his inspiring triumph over alcoholism , Senior Content Editor 2:37pm, July 17
This country singer says Nashville tried to put her in a “box” (updated) News This country singer says Nashville tried to put her in a “box” (updated) , Senior Content Editor 7:48pm, July 7
Exclusive: Sara Evans goes “dark” for new “Marquee Sign” video News Exclusive: Sara Evans goes “dark” for new “Marquee Sign” video , Senior Content Editor 4:45am, July 7
Here’s how some of your favorite country artists celebrated Independence Day News Here’s how some of your favorite country artists celebrated Independence Day , Senior Content Editor 4:37am, July 5
A Dixie Chick is divorcing after 17 years of marriage News A Dixie Chick is divorcing after 17 years of marriage , Senior Content Editor 2:54pm, July 4
Charlie Daniels honors America with his latest video News Charlie Daniels honors America with his latest video , Senior Content Editor 1:27pm, July 3
This country A-lister just threw an epic party for a who’s who of rising stars News This country A-lister just threw an epic party for a who’s who of rising stars , Senior Content Editor 6:50pm, June 30
This rising country star used to be a super-hot model News This rising country star used to be a super-hot model , Senior Content Editor 6:02am, June 26
Rock 'n' roll legend's daughter part of new country duo The Sisterhood News Rock 'n' roll legend's daughter part of new country duo The Sisterhood , Senior Content Editor 6:11pm, June 25
Levi Hummon shares intense photos of storm damage to his brand-new car News Levi Hummon shares intense photos of storm damage to his brand-new car , Senior Content Editor 6:08pm, June 25
Kid Rock mourns passing of his friend at Country Radio Hall of Fame News Kid Rock mourns passing of his friend at Country Radio Hall of Fame , Senior Content Editor 1:07pm, June 23
Video of fan stealing the show at Colt Ford concert is going viral News Video of fan stealing the show at Colt Ford concert is going viral , Senior Content Editor 2:39pm, June 22
Brett Eldredge admits to wearing disguise to see Brooks & Dunn concert News Brett Eldredge admits to wearing disguise to see Brooks & Dunn concert , Senior Content Editor 12:54pm, June 21
Lauren Alaina's personal songwriting has helped her connect with fans News Lauren Alaina's personal songwriting has helped her connect with fans , Senior Content Editor 2:16pm, June 19
Carrie Underwood shares a heart-melting Father’s Day photo that has us weak in the knees News Carrie Underwood shares a heart-melting Father’s Day photo that has us weak in the knees , Senior Content Editor 11:28pm, June 18
On Father’s Day, Garth Brooks shares the best advice he’s gotten, and given News On Father’s Day, Garth Brooks shares the best advice he’s gotten, and given , Senior Content Editor 2:22pm, June 18
This country star’s dad inspired her lifelong love of music News This country star’s dad inspired her lifelong love of music , Senior Content Editor 4:14am, June 17
Lauren Alaina reluctantly airs her family’s “dirty laundry” in new single News Lauren Alaina reluctantly airs her family’s “dirty laundry” in new single , Senior Content Editor 5:20pm, June 16
This country star tells us how his Father’s Day is going to be different News This country star tells us how his Father’s Day is going to be different , Senior Content Editor 2:37pm, June 16
Father’s Day is just the start of the party for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman News Father’s Day is just the start of the party for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman , Senior Content Editor 1:20pm, June 16
This country star put on a wig, cowboy hat, sunglasses and a Martina McBride T-shirt to pull a fast one on some fans News This country star put on a wig, cowboy hat, sunglasses and a Martina McBride T-shirt to pull a fast one on some fans , Senior Content Editor 1:12pm, June 14
Watch a dressed-down Reba McEntire nail the national anthem News Watch a dressed-down Reba McEntire nail the national anthem , Senior Content Editor 5:39pm, June 13