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.


Two rising country stars tie the knot News Two rising country stars tie the knot , Senior Content Editor 7:40am, October 15
Jason Aldean opens “SNL” in a surprise appearance News Jason Aldean opens “SNL” in a surprise appearance , Senior Content Editor 3:35am, October 8
Wynonna Judd reportedly cancels show due to “medical emergency” News Wynonna Judd reportedly cancels show due to “medical emergency” , Senior Content Editor 9:13pm, October 1
Steven Tyler suddenly cancels shows to seek medical care News Steven Tyler suddenly cancels shows to seek medical care , Senior Content Editor 6:09pm, September 26
Kenny Chesney rescues stranded teens from hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands News Kenny Chesney rescues stranded teens from hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands , Senior Content Editor 8:47pm, September 17
Kenny Chesney loses his island home in Hurricane Irma News Kenny Chesney loses his island home in Hurricane Irma , Senior Content Editor 2:38pm, September 9
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash News Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash , Senior Content Editor 7:42pm, September 8
Country star celebrates birth of third child and CMA Award nomination in one weekend News Country star celebrates birth of third child and CMA Award nomination in one weekend , Senior Content Editor 9:37pm, September 4
Toby Keith insists he’s golf-challenged; we’re not so sure Features Toby Keith insists he’s golf-challenged; we’re not so sure , Senior Content Editor 8:05pm, September 4
Is that really Elvis pranking this country superstar onstage? News Is that really Elvis pranking this country superstar onstage? , Senior Content Editor 3:57pm, September 4
Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban score big in CMA Awards nominations Awards Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban score big in CMA Awards nominations , Senior Content Editor 1:29pm, September 4
Danielle Bradbery talks touring with the hot men of country music Features Danielle Bradbery talks touring with the hot men of country music , Senior Content Editor 9:43am, September 3
The old country version of Taylor Swift plays a big role in her eye-popping new video Videos The old country version of Taylor Swift plays a big role in her eye-popping new video , Senior Content Editor 12:03pm, August 28
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are playing a role in this rising star’s career Features Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are playing a role in this rising star’s career , Senior Content Editor 7:26pm, August 26
Little Big Town and other stars get in on the eclipse action News Little Big Town and other stars get in on the eclipse action , Senior Content Editor 4:12pm, August 21
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