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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,” her past experience has also included stints as Executive Producer of National Content for the E.W. Scripps Co., Nashville music correspondent and daily blogger for MSN.com and contributing editor for the Country Music Association’s “Close Up” magazine. She can be reached at phyllis.stark@rarecountry.com or connect on Twitter @StarkCountry.

Take a listen to Miley Cyrus' brother's solo music debut News Take a listen to Miley Cyrus' brother's solo music debut , Senior Content Editor 3:22pm, April 28
This dance tribute to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s hot duet is going viral News This dance tribute to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s hot duet is going viral , Senior Content Editor 12:05pm, April 28
Five Country Hall of Famers releasing new music this spring, summer News Five Country Hall of Famers releasing new music this spring, summer , Senior Content Editor 11:49am, April 27
Jerrod Niemann and wife Morgan renew vows in Vegas thanks to Elvis News Jerrod Niemann and wife Morgan renew vows in Vegas thanks to Elvis , Senior Content Editor 9:33am, April 27
Brad Paisley surprises Tootsie's in Nashville with pop-up show News Brad Paisley surprises Tootsie's in Nashville with pop-up show , Senior Content Editor 2:05pm, April 25
Lady A's Hillary Scott's daughter Eisele steals spotlight on HSN News Lady A's Hillary Scott's daughter Eisele steals spotlight on HSN , Senior Content Editor 10:56am, April 25
Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris go retro with their hot, new duet News Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris go retro with their hot, new duet , Senior Content Editor 3:24pm, March 31
"Nashville" star Charles Esten hopes fans find healing in his portrayal of grief News "Nashville" star Charles Esten hopes fans find healing in his portrayal of grief , Senior Content Editor 1:52pm, March 31
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made magic with a string of sexy duets through the years News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made magic with a string of sexy duets through the years , Senior Content Editor 12:37pm, March 31
Eric Church proves why he's a "Better Man" with this killer cover News Eric Church proves why he's a "Better Man" with this killer cover , Senior Content Editor 8:41am, March 31
Luke Bryan takes on the latest viral challenge and makes himself dizzy News Luke Bryan takes on the latest viral challenge and makes himself dizzy , Senior Content Editor 8:35am, March 31
The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who's singing along News The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who's singing along , Senior Content Editor 8:51am, March 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes on the haters who are criticizing his NASCAR "family" News Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes on the haters who are criticizing his NASCAR "family" , Senior Content Editor 11:10am, March 29
Rory Feek shares a moving photo of the daughter he's raising alone News Rory Feek shares a moving photo of the daughter he's raising alone , Senior Content Editor 9:53am, March 29
Thomas Rhett reveals his hidden obsession, and it's not wife Lauren News Thomas Rhett reveals his hidden obsession, and it's not wife Lauren , Senior Content Editor 10:45am, March 28
See how this country star beautifully handled a mean Twitter troll News See how this country star beautifully handled a mean Twitter troll , Senior Content Editor 1:26pm, March 27
Country stars share their romantic proposal stories that have our hearts melting News Country stars share their romantic proposal stories that have our hearts melting , Senior Content Editor 1:42pm, March 20