Rare Contributor

Ken Churilla

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. He has been in country music since the early ’90s. His writings have appeared in THIS Is Country Magazine, Country Weekly and Chicago Country Magazine. In addition, he has worked sponsorship on major tours, in country radio, and has written album release bios for stars ranging from Martina McBride to Joey+Rory. Follow him @KenChurilla.

Listen as Toby Keith pays tribute to Merle Haggard in his own special way News Listen as Toby Keith pays tribute to Merle Haggard in his own special way , Rare Contributor 9:54am, July 17
Heaven just gained another Country Music Hall of Fame member News Heaven just gained another Country Music Hall of Fame member , Rare Contributor 6:45pm, July 16
Watch this pint sized country cutie slay a Merle Haggard classic News Watch this pint sized country cutie slay a Merle Haggard classic , Rare Contributor 11:22am, July 16
What did Reba say to this “America’s Got Talent” contestant to get this response? News What did Reba say to this “America’s Got Talent” contestant to get this response? , Rare Contributor 11:12am, July 16
Chris Stapleton and two rock icons breathed life back into this Beatles classic News Chris Stapleton and two rock icons breathed life back into this Beatles classic , Rare Contributor 3:26pm, July 15
Did an “America’s Got Talent” comic just insult Reba on national TV? News Did an “America’s Got Talent” comic just insult Reba on national TV? , Rare Contributor 10:52am, July 15
Miranda Lambert is sending out more clues about the new music she is about to release News Miranda Lambert is sending out more clues about the new music she is about to release , Rare Contributor 4:55pm, July 14
Check out the “America’s Got Talent” country cutie who just floored Reba McEntire News Check out the “America’s Got Talent” country cutie who just floored Reba McEntire , Rare Contributor 10:26am, July 14
Watch the moment Tim McGraw shares his most heartfelt song with thousands News Watch the moment Tim McGraw shares his most heartfelt song with thousands , Rare Contributor 8:55am, July 14
LeAnn Rimes opens up about the toll the tabloids have taken on her News LeAnn Rimes opens up about the toll the tabloids have taken on her , Rare Contributor 5:14pm, July 13
The story behind this Thomas Rhett selfie is going to melt your heart News The story behind this Thomas Rhett selfie is going to melt your heart , Rare Contributor 4:10pm, July 13
Chris Stapleton receives an unbelievable request from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose News Chris Stapleton receives an unbelievable request from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose , Rare Contributor 4:49pm, July 12
Jason Aldean reflects on the career choice that changed everything News Jason Aldean reflects on the career choice that changed everything , Rare Contributor 6:42am, July 12
Keith Urban might have just gone and inspired yet another little talent News Keith Urban might have just gone and inspired yet another little talent , Rare Contributor 4:42pm, July 11
Chris Stapleton stuns a rock ‘n’ roll fan with this mesmerizing performance News Chris Stapleton stuns a rock ‘n’ roll fan with this mesmerizing performance , Rare Contributor 2:30pm, July 11
Keith Urban’s guitar-slinging fan tells us what happened after the show News Keith Urban’s guitar-slinging fan tells us what happened after the show , Rare Contributor 10:20am, July 7
Thomas Rhett divulges things about himself you never thought you’d know News Thomas Rhett divulges things about himself you never thought you’d know , Rare Contributor 12:54pm, July 6
Thomas Rhett and his adorable wife, Lauren, really are just like the rest of us News Thomas Rhett and his adorable wife, Lauren, really are just like the rest of us , Rare Contributor 10:39am, July 6
Watch this guitar-playing fan steal Keith Urban’s spotlight News Watch this guitar-playing fan steal Keith Urban’s spotlight , Rare Contributor 9:34am, July 6
Hearing Martina McBride nail this patriotic tune makes us all proud to be Americans News Hearing Martina McBride nail this patriotic tune makes us all proud to be Americans , Rare Contributor 4:40pm, July 1
If there was an angel choir on earth, Vince Gill would be singing lead News If there was an angel choir on earth, Vince Gill would be singing lead , Rare Contributor 2:27pm, July 1
Blake Shelton is a member of this elite organization, yet King George isn’t? News Blake Shelton is a member of this elite organization, yet King George isn’t? , Rare Contributor 1:52pm, July 1
Chris Stapleton refuses to play by the rules like those pop wannabes News Chris Stapleton refuses to play by the rules like those pop wannabes , Rare Contributor 2:58pm, June 30
Country music icon Tammy Wynette truly embodied this country music classic News Country music icon Tammy Wynette truly embodied this country music classic , Rare Contributor 2:56pm, June 29
Check out Blake Shelton in all of his mullet glory in this 2004 chart-topper News Check out Blake Shelton in all of his mullet glory in this 2004 chart-topper , Rare Contributor 2:32pm, June 29
Brooks & Dunn created the ultimate country moment when they invited these Marines onstage News Brooks & Dunn created the ultimate country moment when they invited these Marines onstage , Rare Contributor 1:03pm, June 29
Watch as Montgomery Gentry joins these southern rock giants to pay tribute to America’s troops News Watch as Montgomery Gentry joins these southern rock giants to pay tribute to America’s troops , Rare Contributor 10:33am, June 29
This wounded Philadelphia police officer just received some amazing news from Kenny Chesney News This wounded Philadelphia police officer just received some amazing news from Kenny Chesney , Rare Contributor 3:47pm, June 27
Witness Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd kill it on a sweet, classic singalong News Witness Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd kill it on a sweet, classic singalong , Rare Contributor 2:13pm, June 27
We can’t help but get misty-eyed every time we hear George Strait sing this song News We can’t help but get misty-eyed every time we hear George Strait sing this song , Rare Contributor 2:34pm, June 24