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Rare Country Contributor

Samantha Stephens

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she’s not making it, she’s talking or writing about it. She’s worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She’s even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story. Reach her at samantha@rarecountry.com.

Carrie Underwood tweets a supportive message to hubby Mike Fisher News Carrie Underwood tweets a supportive message to hubby Mike Fisher , Rare Country Contributor 4:53pm, January 16
Cole Swindell grants a big wish for a very special fan News Cole Swindell grants a big wish for a very special fan , Rare Country Contributor 4:05pm, January 16
A NASCAR star gets a jaw-dropping makeover Nascar A NASCAR star gets a jaw-dropping makeover , Rare Country Contributor 2:51pm, January 16
This throwback video of Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes is everything News This throwback video of Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes is everything , Rare Country Contributor 3:24pm, January 12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife discover one of the weirder moments of pregnancy News Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife discover one of the weirder moments of pregnancy , Rare Country Contributor 2:48pm, January 12
You won’t believe the voice coming out of this young Georgia native Performances You won’t believe the voice coming out of this young Georgia native , Rare Country Contributor 7:23am, January 12
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been hit with a major lawsuit News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been hit with a major lawsuit , Rare Country Contributor 3:20pm, January 11
Kellie Pickler is hilariously challenged in this must-see clip from her new show News Kellie Pickler is hilariously challenged in this must-see clip from her new show , Rare Country Contributor 1:21pm, January 11
This country star’s gorgeous mansion just sold to a high bidder News This country star’s gorgeous mansion just sold to a high bidder , Rare Country Contributor 1:18pm, January 10
Jason and Brittany Aldean had one heck of a date night News Jason and Brittany Aldean had one heck of a date night , Rare Country Contributor 6:29pm, January 9
This pregnant country star reflects on her sister’s harrowing pregnancy journey News This pregnant country star reflects on her sister’s harrowing pregnancy journey , Rare Country Contributor 3:57pm, January 9
One half of this popular country duo reveals a heartbreaking emotional struggle News One half of this popular country duo reveals a heartbreaking emotional struggle , Rare Country Contributor 8:12pm, January 8
This NASCAR wedding was even more glamorous than we thought Nascar This NASCAR wedding was even more glamorous than we thought , Rare Country Contributor 6:43pm, January 8
This rising country newcomer absolutely nails the national anthem Performances This rising country newcomer absolutely nails the national anthem , Rare Country Contributor 5:22pm, January 4
This country beauty has found the cure for all the blues—in karaoke! News This country beauty has found the cure for all the blues—in karaoke! , Rare Country Contributor 2:23pm, January 4
We’re totally in awe of Julianne Hough and her hubby’s plans for 2018 News We’re totally in awe of Julianne Hough and her hubby’s plans for 2018 , Rare Country Contributor 12:09pm, January 3
Blake Shelton’s latest parental moment with Gwen’s son goes hilariously wrong News Blake Shelton’s latest parental moment with Gwen’s son goes hilariously wrong , Rare Country Contributor 11:47am, January 3
Justin Timberlake teases new music that sounds a little bit country to us News Justin Timberlake teases new music that sounds a little bit country to us , Rare Country Contributor 8:21am, January 3
Jason Aldean and wife Brittany will truly face off in the college football national championship game News Jason Aldean and wife Brittany will truly face off in the college football national championship game , Rare Country Contributor 11:40am, January 2
RaeLynn asks fans for help following her New Year’s Eve performance News RaeLynn asks fans for help following her New Year’s Eve performance , Rare Country Contributor 3:29pm, January 1
Luke Bryan and his family had two big reasons to celebrate this New Year’s Eve News Luke Bryan and his family had two big reasons to celebrate this New Year’s Eve , Rare Country Contributor 2:04pm, January 1
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani spend some holiday time with the kids in the great outdoors News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani spend some holiday time with the kids in the great outdoors , Rare Country Contributor 1:53pm, December 29
This country star and former “The Voice” champion is a new father again News This country star and former “The Voice” champion is a new father again , Rare Country Contributor 10:39am, December 29
This country mama-to-be is enjoying some downtime with her three girls News This country mama-to-be is enjoying some downtime with her three girls , Rare Country Contributor 3:07pm, December 28
Naomi Judd opens up about her daughter’s stand on the sexual harassment scandal News Naomi Judd opens up about her daughter’s stand on the sexual harassment scandal , Rare Country Contributor 2:21pm, December 28
Danica Patrick has surprising dreams for her life post-breakup and during retirement News Danica Patrick has surprising dreams for her life post-breakup and during retirement , Rare Country Contributor 2:46pm, December 27
This hot country band helps a cute couple take their relationship to the next level News This hot country band helps a cute couple take their relationship to the next level , Rare Country Contributor 1:21pm, December 27
Another country music baby is on the way in 2018 News Another country music baby is on the way in 2018 , Rare Country Contributor 1:02pm, December 27
A Little Big Town member mourns the loss of a loved one this Christmas     News A Little Big Town member mourns the loss of a loved one this Christmas     , Rare Country Contributor 9:59pm, December 26
Looks like Luke Bryan’s new kangaroos are already part of the family News Looks like Luke Bryan’s new kangaroos are already part of the family , Rare Country Contributor 2:57pm, December 26