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.


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
Thomas Rhett opens up about big life changes as a new daddy News Thomas Rhett opens up about big life changes as a new daddy , Senior Content Editor 6:18pm, June 12
The youngest “The Voice” winner ever proves she’s an old pro at songwriting News The youngest “The Voice” winner ever proves she’s an old pro at songwriting , Senior Content Editor 2:03pm, June 12
Kellie Pickler dishes on her new song, and working with Faith Hill News Kellie Pickler dishes on her new song, and working with Faith Hill , Senior Content Editor 6:00pm, June 11
Luke Bryan’s wife makes sure Father’s Day is always special News Luke Bryan’s wife makes sure Father’s Day is always special , Senior Content Editor 11:58pm, June 10
This country star’s talented kid is following in her mom’s footsteps News This country star’s talented kid is following in her mom’s footsteps , Senior Content Editor 10:54pm, June 10
This country star explains how he overcame his vocal issues News This country star explains how he overcame his vocal issues , Senior Content Editor 1:58pm, June 10
Country firecracker Lauren Alaina gets emotional about reaching her goals News Country firecracker Lauren Alaina gets emotional about reaching her goals , Senior Content Editor 5:53pm, June 9
This country superstar is “scared to death” of the national anthem News This country superstar is “scared to death” of the national anthem , Senior Content Editor 4:55pm, June 9
This romantic new tune is becoming country music’s go-to wedding song News This romantic new tune is becoming country music’s go-to wedding song , Senior Content Editor 2:27pm, June 9
Lady Antebellum and a legendary band get the CMT Music Awards crowd on its feet News Lady Antebellum and a legendary band get the CMT Music Awards crowd on its feet , Senior Content Editor 1:50pm, June 8
Ashton Kutcher pokes fun at Blake Shelton during CMT Music Awards News Ashton Kutcher pokes fun at Blake Shelton during CMT Music Awards , Senior Content Editor 2:26am, June 8
Miranda Lambert says a fight with her father put things in perspective News Miranda Lambert says a fight with her father put things in perspective , Senior Content Editor 5:57pm, June 7
Laura Bell Bundy reveals she farted as her now-husband was proposing News Laura Bell Bundy reveals she farted as her now-husband was proposing , Senior Content Editor 4:13pm, June 6
Laura Bell Bundy reveals she farted as her now-husband was proposing News Laura Bell Bundy reveals she farted as her now-husband was proposing , Senior Content Editor 12:13pm, June 6
This rising country star is going to be a daddy News This rising country star is going to be a daddy , Senior Content Editor 12:56pm, June 5
This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation News This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation , Senior Content Editor 9:56pm, June 4
This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation News This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation , Senior Content Editor 5:56pm, June 4
“Nashville” star Charles Esten hints at happier storyline to come News “Nashville” star Charles Esten hints at happier storyline to come , Senior Content Editor 8:52pm, June 1
Blake Shelton almost recorded Toby Keith's "Wanna Talk About Me" News Blake Shelton almost recorded Toby Keith's "Wanna Talk About Me" , Senior Content Editor 7:38pm, May 31