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Rare Country Contributor

Tammy Ragusa

Tammy is both a correspondent and Rare Country’s social media community manager. She is a 20+ year veteran of Nashville’s music industry. Although her history includes stops at Arista/Nashville, RCA and Capitol Records where she worked in artist development, she has spent the past 12 years chatting with country’s biggest stars in the woods and recording studios, on concert stages and back porches. Reach her at tammy@rarecountry.com.

Chris Stapleton isn’t just setting country music on fire, he’s setting the world ablaze Top 5 Chris Stapleton isn’t just setting country music on fire, he’s setting the world ablaze , Rare Country Contributor 11:50am, January 10
Blake Shelton and others hit the woods and water for a week of manly bonding News Blake Shelton and others hit the woods and water for a week of manly bonding , Rare Country Contributor 4:59pm, January 9
Kelly Clarkson fills fans in about her crazy night at the Golden Globes  News Kelly Clarkson fills fans in about her crazy night at the Golden Globes  , Rare Country Contributor 2:14pm, January 9
Willie Nelson abruptly ends show after experiencing difficulty breathing News Willie Nelson abruptly ends show after experiencing difficulty breathing , Rare Country Contributor 12:41pm, January 9
Blake Shelton shines in new performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Performances Blake Shelton shines in new performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” , Rare Country Contributor 11:44am, January 9
This Georgia-based country band’s version of the national anthem is goose bump inducing Performances This Georgia-based country band’s version of the national anthem is goose bump inducing , Rare Country Contributor 3:36am, January 9
NASCAR fans emotionally react to this flashback pic of Dale Earnhardt Nascar NASCAR fans emotionally react to this flashback pic of Dale Earnhardt , Rare Country Contributor 6:43pm, January 8
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a sweet memory of a legend who gave him a hand up Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a sweet memory of a legend who gave him a hand up , Rare Country Contributor 3:35pm, January 8
Kelly Clarkson reveals her strategy for teaching her girls about men  News Kelly Clarkson reveals her strategy for teaching her girls about men  , Rare Country Contributor 1:31pm, January 8
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman talk about empowering the young ladies they’re raising News Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman talk about empowering the young ladies they’re raising , Rare Country Contributor 12:07pm, January 8
Kelly Clarkson totally loses her mind over meeting Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes News Kelly Clarkson totally loses her mind over meeting Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes , Rare Country Contributor 10:24pm, January 7
Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox narrowly escapes catastrophe in early morning fire News Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox narrowly escapes catastrophe in early morning fire , Rare Country Contributor 12:27pm, January 6
Kelly Clarkson admits that she doesn’t think spanking is a bad thing  News Kelly Clarkson admits that she doesn’t think spanking is a bad thing  , Rare Country Contributor 5:19pm, January 5
A country favorite’s flashback video honors Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry Performances A country favorite’s flashback video honors Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry , Rare Country Contributor 2:57pm, January 5
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott shares video of the unexpected dance party in her tummy News Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott shares video of the unexpected dance party in her tummy , Rare Country Contributor 1:40pm, January 5
A country legend reveals the extent of his injuries in a car crash News A country legend reveals the extent of his injuries in a car crash , Rare Country Contributor , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, January 5
One of country music’s newest little nuggets met an important part of her future News One of country music’s newest little nuggets met an important part of her future , Rare Country Contributor 8:48am, January 5
Country fans rally around Carrie Underwood after details of her injuries emerge News Country fans rally around Carrie Underwood after details of her injuries emerge , Rare Country Contributor 6:20pm, January 4
A piece of country music history just showed up at a Goodwill store  News A piece of country music history just showed up at a Goodwill store  , Rare Country Contributor 4:17pm, January 4
Scotty McCreery delivers a powerful performance of his favorite song  Performances Scotty McCreery delivers a powerful performance of his favorite song  , Rare Country Contributor 2:43pm, January 4
A country legend suffers injuries after a car accident on his way to shows News A country legend suffers injuries after a car accident on his way to shows , Rare Country Contributor 12:11pm, January 4
Michael Ray shares update on ailing father with concerned fans  News Michael Ray shares update on ailing father with concerned fans  , Rare Country Contributor 10:45am, January 4
RaeLynn shares an update with fans about her beloved pooch News RaeLynn shares an update with fans about her beloved pooch , Rare Country Contributor 7:46pm, January 3
A country singer-songwriter asks for prayers as she faces a major health crisis News A country singer-songwriter asks for prayers as she faces a major health crisis , Rare Country Contributor 3:29pm, January 3
A favorite viral sensation is back with a new country cover Performances A favorite viral sensation is back with a new country cover , Rare Country Contributor 1:20pm, January 3
Thomas Rhett is getting set for his biggest year yet in 2018 Top 5 Thomas Rhett is getting set for his biggest year yet in 2018 , Rare Country Contributor 11:27am, January 3
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani brave the frigid Oklahoma temps for some family fun News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani brave the frigid Oklahoma temps for some family fun , Rare Country Contributor 4:09pm, January 2
One of country music’s newest additions celebrates a milestone News One of country music’s newest additions celebrates a milestone , Rare Country Contributor 1:44pm, January 2
Kelly Clarkson’s New Year’s Eve performance was pure adrenaline and fun Performances Kelly Clarkson’s New Year’s Eve performance was pure adrenaline and fun , Rare Country Contributor 12:17pm, January 2
Sugarland kicked off their 2018 reunion with this awesome performance  Performances Sugarland kicked off their 2018 reunion with this awesome performance  , Rare Country Contributor 11:23am, January 2