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.

This special Kenny Chesney fan just got a heartwarming gift that will bring you to tears News This special Kenny Chesney fan just got a heartwarming gift that will bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 6:11pm, May 28
Wait till you see Kenny Rogers’ 973-acre estate complete with pools, tennis courts and a golf course News Wait till you see Kenny Rogers’ 973-acre estate complete with pools, tennis courts and a golf course , Rare Country Contributor 5:16pm, May 28
Watch as Lee Greenwood sings his American classic with a group of Army cadets News Watch as Lee Greenwood sings his American classic with a group of Army cadets , Rare Country Contributor 3:04pm, May 28
Keith Urban just delivered the sweetest, most romantic performance for his beloved wife News Keith Urban just delivered the sweetest, most romantic performance for his beloved wife , Rare Country Contributor 2:27pm, May 28
Dustin Lynch is finally taking on the challenge he’s been dreaming about for a real long time News Dustin Lynch is finally taking on the challenge he’s been dreaming about for a real long time , Rare Country Contributor 11:06am, May 28
Dolly Parton eats what she wants and still fits in her “tight-ass clothes” News Dolly Parton eats what she wants and still fits in her “tight-ass clothes” , Rare Country Contributor 11:03am, May 28
Martina McBride just received some news about one special cancer patient that will move you to tears News Martina McBride just received some news about one special cancer patient that will move you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 10:27am, May 28
Blake Shelton reveals the paralyzing pain he felt after his divorce from Miranda Lambert News Blake Shelton reveals the paralyzing pain he felt after his divorce from Miranda Lambert , Rare Country Contributor 4:26pm, May 27
Lovebirds Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman reveal the “goofy” side of their relationship News Lovebirds Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman reveal the “goofy” side of their relationship , Rare Country Contributor 2:08pm, May 27
Blake Shelton just received the sweetest message from one very special fan News Blake Shelton just received the sweetest message from one very special fan , Rare Country Contributor 10:27am, May 27
Blake Shelton performs for the kids during star-studded “Red Nose Day” event News Blake Shelton performs for the kids during star-studded “Red Nose Day” event , Rare Country Contributor 9:59am, May 27
Jake Owen lands in the hospital after a freak motorcycle accident News Jake Owen lands in the hospital after a freak motorcycle accident , Rare Country Contributor 9:51am, May 27
Carrie Underwood just made one fan’s dream come true in the simplest of ways News Carrie Underwood just made one fan’s dream come true in the simplest of ways , Rare Country Contributor 10:42am, May 26
Will Blake Shelton return to coach another season of “The Voice”? News Will Blake Shelton return to coach another season of “The Voice”? , Rare Country Contributor 10:36am, May 26
Carrie Underwood shares some inspiring words for getting a fabulous physique News Carrie Underwood shares some inspiring words for getting a fabulous physique , Rare Country Contributor 10:06am, May 26
Billy Ray Cyrus opens up about the commotion over Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth News Billy Ray Cyrus opens up about the commotion over Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth , Rare Country Contributor 2:50pm, May 25
Blake Shelton raves over the time he gets to share with Gwen Stefani — and her kids! News Blake Shelton raves over the time he gets to share with Gwen Stefani — and her kids! , Rare Country Contributor 3:16pm, May 24
Fans got rowdy when Miranda Lambert brought these friends onstage for a killer singalong News Fans got rowdy when Miranda Lambert brought these friends onstage for a killer singalong , Rare Country Contributor 11:42am, May 24
Is Blake Shelton’s country style going to be too much for Gwen Stefani to handle in the long run? News Is Blake Shelton’s country style going to be too much for Gwen Stefani to handle in the long run? , Rare Country Contributor 4:38pm, May 23
Toby Keith raises his red solo cup to our military men and women during this epic tribute News Toby Keith raises his red solo cup to our military men and women during this epic tribute , Rare Country Contributor 2:03pm, May 23
Blake Shelton just proved to Adam Levine that he’s not to be messed with News Blake Shelton just proved to Adam Levine that he’s not to be messed with , Rare Country Contributor 10:14am, May 23
Looks like a few fans got one big surprise when Lauren Alaina showed up at this unexpected place News Looks like a few fans got one big surprise when Lauren Alaina showed up at this unexpected place , Rare Country Contributor 6:12pm, May 22
Fans went nuts when Miranda Lambert brought out these country stars to tag-team this classic hit News Fans went nuts when Miranda Lambert brought out these country stars to tag-team this classic hit , Rare Country Contributor 5:23pm, May 22
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just proved that they are ready to take the BBMA stage by storm News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just proved that they are ready to take the BBMA stage by storm , Rare Country Contributor 1:42pm, May 22
Before busting out this hit, Rascal Flatts made their fans burst into laughter at the Grand Ole Opry News Before busting out this hit, Rascal Flatts made their fans burst into laughter at the Grand Ole Opry , Rare Country Contributor 10:19am, May 22
Watch Miranda Lambert drive it home with this killer version of “Slow Ride” News Watch Miranda Lambert drive it home with this killer version of “Slow Ride” , Rare Country Contributor 10:06am, May 22
Martina McBride just gave the biggest nod to girls who attend country concerts News Martina McBride just gave the biggest nod to girls who attend country concerts , Rare Country Contributor 3:03pm, May 21
Before Blake Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert, she sang this No Doubt breakthrough hit News Before Blake Shelton divorced Miranda Lambert, she sang this No Doubt breakthrough hit , Rare Country Contributor 1:06pm, May 21
Watch Miranda Lambert wow the crowd with this impressive Linda Ronstadt cover News Watch Miranda Lambert wow the crowd with this impressive Linda Ronstadt cover , Rare Country Contributor 12:45pm, May 21
What these two police officers just did for one couple in need will bring you to tears News What these two police officers just did for one couple in need will bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 10:01am, May 21