Rare Country Contributor

Melinda Lorge

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. So for her, writing about it comes easy. Her previous work can be seen in Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and on the Wide Open Country blog. When Melinda isn’t busy keeping up with country music news, she can be found trying new recipes, hiking or visiting with family. She can be reached at melinda@rarecountry.com.

Looks like Luke Bryan has a new duet partner, and she’s only 5 years old News Looks like Luke Bryan has a new duet partner, and she’s only 5 years old , Rare Country Contributor 7:59am, June 15
The Dixie Chicks just channeled this incredibly powerful tribute to the Orlando victims News The Dixie Chicks just channeled this incredibly powerful tribute to the Orlando victims , Rare Country Contributor 7:49am, June 15
Carrie Underwood is using her CALIA brand to make young girls’ dreams come true News Carrie Underwood is using her CALIA brand to make young girls’ dreams come true , Rare Country Contributor 3:48pm, June 14
Lauren Alaina is using her strength in overcoming bulimia to inspire girls around the world News Lauren Alaina is using her strength in overcoming bulimia to inspire girls around the world , Rare Country Contributor 10:43am, June 14
Dolly Parton shares her heartbreak over the Orlando tragedy that shook America to its core News Dolly Parton shares her heartbreak over the Orlando tragedy that shook America to its core , Rare Country Contributor 9:50am, June 14
Watch Thomas Rhett share the joys of this epic proposal between one sweet military couple News Watch Thomas Rhett share the joys of this epic proposal between one sweet military couple , Rare Country Contributor 9:37am, June 14
This is the jaw-dropping souvenir that Garth Brooks just gave two lucky youngsters News This is the jaw-dropping souvenir that Garth Brooks just gave two lucky youngsters , Rare Country Contributor 9:30am, June 14
Listen as Miranda Lambert sings an emotional tribute to honor the late Christina Grimmie News Listen as Miranda Lambert sings an emotional tribute to honor the late Christina Grimmie , Rare Country Contributor 9:37am, June 13
Carrie Underwood delivers a powerful, uplifting message at the Grand Ole Opry News Carrie Underwood delivers a powerful, uplifting message at the Grand Ole Opry , Rare Country Contributor 2:19pm, June 12
Conway Twitty’s spirit lives on through this recently discovered unfinished work News Conway Twitty’s spirit lives on through this recently discovered unfinished work , Rare Country Contributor 11:27am, June 12
An adorable little girl caught some big-time attention from Dolly Parton and here’s why News An adorable little girl caught some big-time attention from Dolly Parton and here’s why , Rare Country Contributor 11:02am, June 12
Watch the touching moment when Alan Jackson gives this deserving mother a brand new home News Watch the touching moment when Alan Jackson gives this deserving mother a brand new home , Rare Country Contributor 10:56am, June 12
CMA Music Fest fans’ minds were blown when Blake Shelton gave them this epic surprise News CMA Music Fest fans’ minds were blown when Blake Shelton gave them this epic surprise , Rare Country Contributor 1:46pm, June 11
Charlie Daniels just gave his latest take on life, love and the crazy world of politics News Charlie Daniels just gave his latest take on life, love and the crazy world of politics , Rare Country Contributor 1:40pm, June 11
Hillary Scott just broke some amazing news about the fate of Lady Antebellum News Hillary Scott just broke some amazing news about the fate of Lady Antebellum , Rare Country Contributor 12:56pm, June 11
Kid Rock and Bon Jovi were the ultimate cowboys in this explosive performance News Kid Rock and Bon Jovi were the ultimate cowboys in this explosive performance , Rare Country Contributor 8:19pm, June 10
Reba McEntire lends a helping hand to the homeless in one very special way News Reba McEntire lends a helping hand to the homeless in one very special way , Rare Country Contributor 7:45pm, June 10
Blake Shelton just turned out a stunning performance of his hook-up ballad on “Ellen” News Blake Shelton just turned out a stunning performance of his hook-up ballad on “Ellen” , Rare Country Contributor 11:50am, June 10
Carrie Underwood admits that her husband, Mike Fisher, is major eye candy News Carrie Underwood admits that her husband, Mike Fisher, is major eye candy , Rare Country Contributor 12:35pm, June 9
Fans went wild over this brilliant Jason Aldean CMT Music Awards performance News Fans went wild over this brilliant Jason Aldean CMT Music Awards performance , Rare Country Contributor 8:19am, June 9
Country artists honor the late Merle Haggard with this tribute at the 2016 CMT Music Awards News Country artists honor the late Merle Haggard with this tribute at the 2016 CMT Music Awards , Rare Country Contributor 8:13am, June 9
Looks like Sam Hunt’s keeping his eyes peeled for that special someone News Looks like Sam Hunt’s keeping his eyes peeled for that special someone , Rare Country Contributor 10:21pm, June 8
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean are taking their 50-year wedding vows public for one special reason News Dolly Parton and Carl Dean are taking their 50-year wedding vows public for one special reason , Rare Country Contributor 8:09pm, June 8
Watch Alan Jackson get emotional over one of the biggest hits from his past News Watch Alan Jackson get emotional over one of the biggest hits from his past , Rare Country Contributor 7:42am, June 8
Blake Shelton just became the sweetest hero, fulfilling this hospice patient’s dream wish News Blake Shelton just became the sweetest hero, fulfilling this hospice patient’s dream wish , Rare Country Contributor 4:40pm, June 7
Chris Young just teamed up with Vince Gill on one of the most heartbreaking ballads yet News Chris Young just teamed up with Vince Gill on one of the most heartbreaking ballads yet , Rare Country Contributor 3:48pm, June 7
Seeing Luke Bryan croon over chocolate with Little Big Town is such a delight News Seeing Luke Bryan croon over chocolate with Little Big Town is such a delight , Rare Country Contributor 12:53pm, June 7
This hilarious moment proves that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley still have their comedic chemistry in check News This hilarious moment proves that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley still have their comedic chemistry in check , Rare Country Contributor 8:06am, June 7
Seeing Blake Shelton model a pair of underwear is absolutely hilarious News Seeing Blake Shelton model a pair of underwear is absolutely hilarious , Rare Country Contributor 8:02am, June 7
Kenny Chesney and the legendary Randy Travis just joined forces for this ultimate onstage surprise News Kenny Chesney and the legendary Randy Travis just joined forces for this ultimate onstage surprise , Rare Country Contributor 7:53am, June 7