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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.

Lauren Alaina dazzles with a sparkling New Year’s Eve performance of her latest hit Performances Lauren Alaina dazzles with a sparkling New Year’s Eve performance of her latest hit , Rare Country Contributor 1:04pm, January 1
Maren Morris warmed up a chilly New Year’s with a hot new performance Performances Maren Morris warmed up a chilly New Year’s with a hot new performance , Rare Country Contributor 12:46pm, January 1
Keith Urban honors musical heroes in this New Year’s Eve tribute Performances Keith Urban honors musical heroes in this New Year’s Eve tribute , Rare Country Contributor 11:22am, January 1
These country stars may not have actually been singing during the New Year’s Eve countdown Performances These country stars may not have actually been singing during the New Year’s Eve countdown , Rare Country Contributor 10:26am, January 1
Tim McGraw debuts a new look that is a little bit distracting News Tim McGraw debuts a new look that is a little bit distracting , Rare Country Contributor 10:10am, January 1
Carrie Underwood just gave an update on her status after major surgery News Carrie Underwood just gave an update on her status after major surgery , Rare Country Contributor 9:52am, January 1
There were three dozen reasons to love country music in 2017 News There were three dozen reasons to love country music in 2017 , Rare Country Contributor 5:37pm, December 31
Jana Kramer and her husband publicly declare their love in a big way News Jana Kramer and her husband publicly declare their love in a big way , Rare Country Contributor 2:38pm, December 31
Following the death of his father, this country star is counting his blessings News Following the death of his father, this country star is counting his blessings , Rare Country Contributor 2:05pm, December 31
Carrie Underwood admits she wasn’t prepared for this frigid adventure News Carrie Underwood admits she wasn’t prepared for this frigid adventure , Rare Country Contributor 3:31pm, December 30
“AGT’s” Darci Lynne performs a foot-stomping version of a country classic all by herself Performances “AGT’s” Darci Lynne performs a foot-stomping version of a country classic all by herself , Rare Country Contributor 5:33pm, December 29
Darius Rucker talks about how his friend Jason Aldean was impacted by Vegas News Darius Rucker talks about how his friend Jason Aldean was impacted by Vegas , Rare Country Contributor 2:57pm, December 29
A precious pic from Brittany Aldean shows Daddy Jason getting some sweet snuggles News A precious pic from Brittany Aldean shows Daddy Jason getting some sweet snuggles , Rare Country Contributor 12:25pm, December 29
A smoldering pic actually holds a hidden message from a NASCAR wife  Nascar A smoldering pic actually holds a hidden message from a NASCAR wife  , Rare Country Contributor 12:55pm, December 28
Michael Ray reaches out to friends and fans for prayers for his family News Michael Ray reaches out to friends and fans for prayers for his family , Rare Country Contributor 10:44am, December 28
Thomas Rhett and Lauren’s greatest Christmas gift arrived before Santa Claus News Thomas Rhett and Lauren’s greatest Christmas gift arrived before Santa Claus , Rare Country Contributor 9:39am, December 28
A Jason Aldean fan proves just how tough country music fans are News A Jason Aldean fan proves just how tough country music fans are , Rare Country Contributor 8:28am, December 28
Joey+Rory’s Joey Feek is remembered fondly in this flashback video News Joey+Rory’s Joey Feek is remembered fondly in this flashback video , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, December 27
This video of Blake and Gwen leaving church shows what a family they’ve become News This video of Blake and Gwen leaving church shows what a family they’ve become , Rare Country Contributor 1:36pm, December 27
Remembering those we lost too soon and looking to those that got us through it Top 5 Remembering those we lost too soon and looking to those that got us through it , Rare Country Contributor 12:11pm, December 27
Miley Cyrus shares photos of her fun and zany Cyrus family Christmas News Miley Cyrus shares photos of her fun and zany Cyrus family Christmas , Rare Country Contributor 9:39am, December 27
Country’s hottest stars celebrate Christmas with sweaters, jammies, Santa and families News Country’s hottest stars celebrate Christmas with sweaters, jammies, Santa and families , Rare Country Contributor 8:53am, December 25
A country star sends a heartfelt message of faith to thousands who shared their hearts News A country star sends a heartfelt message of faith to thousands who shared their hearts , Rare Country Contributor 8:39am, December 25
A new country mom shares the difficult journey to her baby boy News A new country mom shares the difficult journey to her baby boy , Rare Country Contributor 8:32am, December 25
Jana Kramer’s little family celebrates winter with a tradition that melts the iciest heart News Jana Kramer’s little family celebrates winter with a tradition that melts the iciest heart , Rare Country Contributor 8:23am, December 25
Another country artist is helping extend the baby boom into 2018 News Another country artist is helping extend the baby boom into 2018 , Rare Country Contributor 1:18pm, December 24
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard becomes a first-time father News Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard becomes a first-time father , Rare Country Contributor 12:01pm, December 24
Country stars give us their best version of a Christmas classic with a twang News Country stars give us their best version of a Christmas classic with a twang , Rare Country Contributor 9:00am, December 24
A member of Lady Antebellum just proved if anything can go wrong, it will News A member of Lady Antebellum just proved if anything can go wrong, it will , Rare Country Contributor 8:55pm, December 23
One of country music’s best friends has a big reason to celebrate News One of country music’s best friends has a big reason to celebrate , Rare Country Contributor 4:15pm, December 23