RARE COUNTRY AWARDS: Watch the recap of this year's award winners and live performances by Kane Brown, LANCO & RaeLynn

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.

For some of country’s biggest stars, Christmas was one big pajama party News For some of country’s biggest stars, Christmas was one big pajama party , Rare Country Contributor 11:02pm, December 25
Gwen Stefani’s son gets a Christmas present worthy of a real country boy like Blake Shelton News Gwen Stefani’s son gets a Christmas present worthy of a real country boy like Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 5:00pm, December 25
See how Tim McGraw and Faith Hill really celebrate Christmas News See how Tim McGraw and Faith Hill really celebrate Christmas , Rare Country Contributor 3:22pm, December 25
You won’t believe the exotic gift Luke Bryan got his wife for Christmas News You won’t believe the exotic gift Luke Bryan got his wife for Christmas , Rare Country Contributor 12:45pm, December 25
We are loving this holiday flashback with a country icon and his family Performances We are loving this holiday flashback with a country icon and his family , Rare Country Contributor 8:45am, December 25
Lady Antebellum welcomes another baby to the group News Lady Antebellum welcomes another baby to the group , Rare Country Contributor 5:43pm, December 22
Little Big Town spills the truth on relationships on the road News Little Big Town spills the truth on relationships on the road , Rare Country Contributor 1:56pm, December 22
Luke Bryan and his adorable son enjoy a little father-son hunting trip News Luke Bryan and his adorable son enjoy a little father-son hunting trip , Rare Country Contributor 12:53pm, December 22
Watch this country star deliver a powerful rendition of a Christmas favorite Performances Watch this country star deliver a powerful rendition of a Christmas favorite , Rare Country Contributor 4:49pm, December 21
Kenny Chesney recalls his first taste of unrequited love News Kenny Chesney recalls his first taste of unrequited love , Rare Country Contributor 3:13pm, December 21
We are flipping out over LeAnn Rimes’ latest “Coyote Ugly” tribute News We are flipping out over LeAnn Rimes’ latest “Coyote Ugly” tribute , Rare Country Contributor 2:08pm, December 21
Kane Brown lets out his inner Michael Jackson in new impromptu performance Performances Kane Brown lets out his inner Michael Jackson in new impromptu performance , Rare Country Contributor 1:25pm, December 21
Kenny Chesney joins the rebuilding efforts for his beloved “Love City” after devastating hurricane News Kenny Chesney joins the rebuilding efforts for his beloved “Love City” after devastating hurricane , Rare Country Contributor 6:19am, December 21
See Kane Brown rock the Rare Country Awards with these amazing performances Features See Kane Brown rock the Rare Country Awards with these amazing performances , Rare Country Contributor 6:00am, December 21
Jessie James Decker is getting weary of being super pregnant News Jessie James Decker is getting weary of being super pregnant , Rare Country Contributor 6:54pm, December 20
Watch this superstar absolutely sparkle with soul in this Christmas performance Performances Watch this superstar absolutely sparkle with soul in this Christmas performance , Rare Country Contributor 6:33pm, December 20
This video of a country hunk grocery shopping for coffee is unexpectedly hilarious News This video of a country hunk grocery shopping for coffee is unexpectedly hilarious , Rare Country Contributor 3:48pm, December 20
Dolly Parton makes the coolest guest appearance on this hit TV show News Dolly Parton makes the coolest guest appearance on this hit TV show , Rare Country Contributor 1:02am, December 20
Jamie Lynn Spears shares a heartwarming photo of the paramedics who saved her daughter News Jamie Lynn Spears shares a heartwarming photo of the paramedics who saved her daughter , Rare Country Contributor 9:22pm, December 19
Luke Bryan channels his inner Lionel Richie for this huge ceremony Performances Luke Bryan channels his inner Lionel Richie for this huge ceremony , Rare Country Contributor 5:35pm, December 19
This soulful country starlet puts a gorgeous spin on this holiday classic Videos This soulful country starlet puts a gorgeous spin on this holiday classic , Rare Country Contributor 2:51am, December 19
Brett Eldredge channels Frank Sinatra backstage before a show, and it’s downright freaky Performances Brett Eldredge channels Frank Sinatra backstage before a show, and it’s downright freaky , Rare Country Contributor 2:21am, December 19
Gwen Stefani spills the beans on Blake Shelton’s Christmas mishap News Gwen Stefani spills the beans on Blake Shelton’s Christmas mishap , Rare Country Contributor 5:24pm, December 18
Kane Brown gives us the scoop on how his wedding plans are coming along News Kane Brown gives us the scoop on how his wedding plans are coming along , Rare Country Contributor 6:09pm, December 15
Luke Bryan’s youngest son puts in a huge request to Santa Claus News Luke Bryan’s youngest son puts in a huge request to Santa Claus , Rare Country Contributor 5:39pm, December 15
Little Big Town just received another honor and another reason to celebrate 2017 Rare Country Awards Little Big Town just received another honor and another reason to celebrate 2017 , Rare Country Contributor 10:21am, December 15
Cole Swindell honors a late fan with a moving tribute during his recent Las Vegas show News Cole Swindell honors a late fan with a moving tribute during his recent Las Vegas show , Rare Country Contributor 2:21pm, December 14
This interview with Thomas Rhett and rapper Jay-Z will open your eyes to truth in music News This interview with Thomas Rhett and rapper Jay-Z will open your eyes to truth in music , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, December 14
This actor and country singer’s spirits are slowly lifting after a shattering miscarriage News This actor and country singer’s spirits are slowly lifting after a shattering miscarriage , Rare Country Contributor 6:46pm, December 13
Wanda Jackson reveals the truth about her relationship with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll News Wanda Jackson reveals the truth about her relationship with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll , Rare Country Contributor 5:53pm, December 13