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.




Maren Morris becomes the first country artist to sign this big, new deal News Maren Morris becomes the first country artist to sign this big, new deal , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, October 24
Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding shower is the stuff of dreams News Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding shower is the stuff of dreams , Rare Country Contributor 2:59am, October 24
Cassadee Pope performs for five former U.S. presidents Performances Cassadee Pope performs for five former U.S. presidents , Rare Country Contributor 1:34am, October 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. remembers his father’s amazing legacy Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. remembers his father’s amazing legacy , Rare Country Contributor 9:28pm, October 23
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might be making one BIG commitment News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might be making one BIG commitment , Rare Country Contributor 5:15pm, October 20
Jason Aldean and wife Brittany have the sweetest family moment backstage News Jason Aldean and wife Brittany have the sweetest family moment backstage , Rare Country Contributor 5:00pm, October 20
We finally get a sneak peek of Jessie James Decker’s baby bump in new performance Performances We finally get a sneak peek of Jessie James Decker’s baby bump in new performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:55pm, October 20
NASCAR’s Ty Dillon and wife Haley’s maternity shoot is absolutely stunning Nascar NASCAR’s Ty Dillon and wife Haley’s maternity shoot is absolutely stunning , Rare Country Contributor 7:18pm, October 19
Kelsea Ballerini surprising her fiancé onstage is the cutest thing Performances Kelsea Ballerini surprising her fiancé onstage is the cutest thing , Rare Country Contributor 7:03pm, October 19
Little Big Town joins a vocal powerhouse for a heavenly collaboration that will give you chills Performances Little Big Town joins a vocal powerhouse for a heavenly collaboration that will give you chills , Rare Country Contributor 5:50pm, October 19
Luke Bryan makes a young fan’s wish come true onstage Performances Luke Bryan makes a young fan’s wish come true onstage , Rare Country Contributor 7:44pm, October 18
Elvis’ look-alike granddaughters step out for a rare appearance News Elvis’ look-alike granddaughters step out for a rare appearance , Rare Country Contributor 7:35pm, October 18
Kelly Clarkson lays another smackdown on body shamers News Kelly Clarkson lays another smackdown on body shamers , Rare Country Contributor 7:28pm, October 18
Jessie James Decker recruits her hubby for an unlikely, front seat duet Performances Jessie James Decker recruits her hubby for an unlikely, front seat duet , Rare Country Contributor 7:21pm, October 18
Rodeo star Ty Murray is a married man again News Rodeo star Ty Murray is a married man again , Rare Country Contributor 7:42pm, October 17
This NASCAR mama-to-be had the most picture perfect baby shower Nascar This NASCAR mama-to-be had the most picture perfect baby shower , Rare Country Contributor 7:35pm, October 17
Montgomery Gentry’s new video is the perfect tribute to Troy Gentry Videos Montgomery Gentry’s new video is the perfect tribute to Troy Gentry , Rare Country Contributor 7:15pm, October 17
This country star wife pulls back the curtain on living with a star News This country star wife pulls back the curtain on living with a star , Rare Country Contributor 7:09pm, October 17
The chemistry between Brett Eldredge and his famous costar is raising eyebrows Videos The chemistry between Brett Eldredge and his famous costar is raising eyebrows , Rare Country Contributor 7:31am, October 17
A country star’s musical gift makes a young fan’s dream come true Videos A country star’s musical gift makes a young fan’s dream come true , Rare Country Contributor 7:15am, October 17
This country newcomer completely nails a Chris Stapleton cover Performances This country newcomer completely nails a Chris Stapleton cover , Rare Country Contributor 6:48am, October 17
Thomas Rhett learns a hilarious “dad lesson” News Thomas Rhett learns a hilarious “dad lesson” , Rare Country Contributor 6:22am, October 17
Miranda Lambert’s love shows off his irresistible side in new “Ellen” performance Performances Miranda Lambert’s love shows off his irresistible side in new “Ellen” performance , Rare Country Contributor 6:47am, October 15
Sheryl Crow drops the mic on political haters News Sheryl Crow drops the mic on political haters , Rare Country Contributor 6:13am, October 15
A sexy new photo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will make your jaw drop News A sexy new photo of Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will make your jaw drop , Rare Country Contributor 7:28pm, October 14
Carrie Underwood loves all animals … except this one News Carrie Underwood loves all animals … except this one , Rare Country Contributor 7:27pm, October 14
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus make it a family affair in the ultimate “Achy Breaky” performance Performances Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus make it a family affair in the ultimate “Achy Breaky” performance , Rare Country Contributor 1:44pm, October 13
This peek at Blake Shelton working with Rascal Flatts on “The Voice” will crack you up News This peek at Blake Shelton working with Rascal Flatts on “The Voice” will crack you up , Rare Country Contributor 1:07pm, October 13
Sara Evans’ rendition of the national anthem will give you chills Performances Sara Evans’ rendition of the national anthem will give you chills , Rare Country Contributor 6:48am, October 13
A former country star sexes up her image in brand new video Videos A former country star sexes up her image in brand new video , Rare Country Contributor 6:30am, October 13