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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.

This country star gets soulful with a Christmas favorite Performances This country star gets soulful with a Christmas favorite , Rare Country Contributor 2:30pm, November 30
NASCAR’s Haley Dillon is sharing new photos of her gorgeous baby girl News NASCAR’s Haley Dillon is sharing new photos of her gorgeous baby girl , Rare Country Contributor 6:37am, November 30
Nicole Kidman addresses that ritzy real estate rumor News Nicole Kidman addresses that ritzy real estate rumor , Rare Country Contributor 4:22pm, November 29
This sweet throwback photo from Glen Campbell’s daughter will bring tears to your eyes News This sweet throwback photo from Glen Campbell’s daughter will bring tears to your eyes , Rare Country Contributor 3:54pm, November 29
This vocal group’s new Christmas cover is going viral in a major way Videos This vocal group’s new Christmas cover is going viral in a major way , Rare Country Contributor 6:10pm, November 28
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Kane Brown with his new video Videos Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Kane Brown with his new video , Rare Country Contributor 5:16pm, November 28
This country superstar put on his best suit for an unexpected performance Performances This country superstar put on his best suit for an unexpected performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:07pm, November 28
NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex tells us why it’s important to “never give up” Nascar NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex tells us why it’s important to “never give up” , Rare Country Contributor 5:21pm, November 27
Brad Paisley’s duet with a fan takes a surprising turn Performances Brad Paisley’s duet with a fan takes a surprising turn , Rare Country Contributor 5:09pm, November 27
Kelsea Ballerini’s performance at the HALO Awards goes to the next level Performances Kelsea Ballerini’s performance at the HALO Awards goes to the next level , Rare Country Contributor 4:14pm, November 27
This international superstar dazzles fans with her arrival to the Canadian Grey Cup News This international superstar dazzles fans with her arrival to the Canadian Grey Cup , Rare Country Contributor 1:16pm, November 27
This Little Big Town member has the most beautiful family News This Little Big Town member has the most beautiful family , Rare Country Contributor 10:55pm, November 24
This hot country newcomer gives thanks for a monumental year News This hot country newcomer gives thanks for a monumental year , Rare Country Contributor 10:36pm, November 24
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani shared some love on Thanksgiving Day Performances Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani shared some love on Thanksgiving Day , Rare Country Contributor 10:21pm, November 24
Martina McBride’s Thanksgiving was anything but traditional News Martina McBride’s Thanksgiving was anything but traditional , Rare Country Contributor 10:00pm, November 24
Cam makes country music proud during Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Performances Cam makes country music proud during Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade , Rare Country Contributor 9:50am, November 24
This country beauty hit NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Performances This country beauty hit NYC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade , Rare Country Contributor 9:39am, November 24
Miranda Lambert’s Thanksgiving brings a beautiful life lesson News Miranda Lambert’s Thanksgiving brings a beautiful life lesson , Rare Country Contributor 9:32am, November 24
Country stars express their love and gratitude on Thanksgiving News Country stars express their love and gratitude on Thanksgiving , Rare Country Contributor 9:08am, November 24
Now we know what Blake Shelton is getting for Christmas News Now we know what Blake Shelton is getting for Christmas , Rare Country Contributor 2:08pm, November 22
Dolly Parton just topped this incredible list of power players News Dolly Parton just topped this incredible list of power players , Rare Country Contributor 1:47pm, November 22
This NASCAR champion’s words to his love are awe-inspiring Nascar This NASCAR champion’s words to his love are awe-inspiring , Rare Country Contributor 12:11pm, November 22
Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus are quite the comedic duo in cute video News Blake Shelton and Miley Cyrus are quite the comedic duo in cute video , Rare Country Contributor 2:03am, November 22
Gwen Stefani’s new Christmas song was inspired by Blake Shelton Performances Gwen Stefani’s new Christmas song was inspired by Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 1:41am, November 22
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman hesitated to do this one special thing for her husband News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman hesitated to do this one special thing for her husband , Rare Country Contributor 12:32pm, November 21
Listening to Keith Urban talk about his wife might bring you to tears News Listening to Keith Urban talk about his wife might bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 12:06pm, November 21
A throwback childhood photo of LeAnn Rimes is total “glamour” News A throwback childhood photo of LeAnn Rimes is total “glamour” , Rare Country Contributor 4:06pm, November 20
Keith Urban posts a heartfelt tribute to one of his late guitar heroes News Keith Urban posts a heartfelt tribute to one of his late guitar heroes , Rare Country Contributor 2:39pm, November 20
This country star is taking on the fashion critics News This country star is taking on the fashion critics , Rare Country Contributor 1:57pm, November 20
Tim McGraw’s Elvis impersonation will blow your mind Performances Tim McGraw’s Elvis impersonation will blow your mind , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, November 20