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.

Listen as Kacey Musgraves and the Zac Brown Band pay homage to the legendary Hank Williams News Listen as Kacey Musgraves and the Zac Brown Band pay homage to the legendary Hank Williams , Rare Country Contributor 11:37am, April 30
Blake Shelton and Chris Young just teamed up on this ultimate countrified anthem News Blake Shelton and Chris Young just teamed up on this ultimate countrified anthem , Rare Country Contributor 10:08am, April 30
Carrie Underwood just shared her body-busting workout with one special fan News Carrie Underwood just shared her body-busting workout with one special fan , Rare Country Contributor 4:40pm, April 29
Take a look at the Prince and Sheryl Crow collaboration everyone is talking about News Take a look at the Prince and Sheryl Crow collaboration everyone is talking about , Rare Country Contributor 4:17pm, April 29
Eric Church channeled his inner “nice guy” for this little fan and it’s so sweet News Eric Church channeled his inner “nice guy” for this little fan and it’s so sweet , Rare Country Contributor 4:16pm, April 29
Watch this adorable father-and-daughter moment between Dierks Bentley and his little girl, Evie News Watch this adorable father-and-daughter moment between Dierks Bentley and his little girl, Evie , Rare Country Contributor 10:15am, April 28
See Johnny Cash’s tight bond with his daughter, Rosanne, in this rare duet News See Johnny Cash’s tight bond with his daughter, Rosanne, in this rare duet , Rare Country Contributor 9:55am, April 28
Reba McEntire doesn’t have to let go of this part of Merle Haggard News Reba McEntire doesn’t have to let go of this part of Merle Haggard , Rare Country Contributor 9:36am, April 28
Blake Shelton is forging a new relationship that couldn’t make Gwen Stefani any happier News Blake Shelton is forging a new relationship that couldn’t make Gwen Stefani any happier , Rare Country Contributor 4:18pm, April 27
Miranda Lambert just graced the stage with this cover song that’s new to our ears News Miranda Lambert just graced the stage with this cover song that’s new to our ears , Rare Country Contributor 9:46am, April 27
Dierks Bentley plans to make a splash with a Memorial Day beach bash News Dierks Bentley plans to make a splash with a Memorial Day beach bash , Rare Country Contributor 9:31am, April 27
Miranda Lambert’s bestie, Ashley Monroe, just welcomed this adorable, bright-eyed companion into her home News Miranda Lambert’s bestie, Ashley Monroe, just welcomed this adorable, bright-eyed companion into her home , Rare Country Contributor 9:03am, April 27
Watch sister songbirds, Lennon and Maisy, slay this “Lean On” cover News Watch sister songbirds, Lennon and Maisy, slay this “Lean On” cover , Rare Country Contributor 6:28pm, April 26
Looks like LeAnn Rimes has finally pulled the plug on this dark part of her past News Looks like LeAnn Rimes has finally pulled the plug on this dark part of her past , Rare Country Contributor 11:48am, April 26
Watch Luke Bryan’s silly bromance during this Ed Sheeran cover News Watch Luke Bryan’s silly bromance during this Ed Sheeran cover , Rare Country Contributor 11:41am, April 26
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks led this crowd in a mesmerizing Prince singalong News Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks led this crowd in a mesmerizing Prince singalong , Rare Country Contributor 6:54pm, April 25
We bet you’ve never heard this Jackson 5 chart-topper spun like this before News We bet you’ve never heard this Jackson 5 chart-topper spun like this before , Rare Country Contributor 11:39am, April 25
The Dixie Chicks just gave the most soulful cry during this powerful Prince tribute News The Dixie Chicks just gave the most soulful cry during this powerful Prince tribute , Rare Country Contributor 10:41am, April 25
Carrie Underwood’s adorable son Isaiah just showed off an impressive new skill News Carrie Underwood’s adorable son Isaiah just showed off an impressive new skill , Rare Country Contributor 9:11am, April 25
Watch Jack White spin this Hank Williams country classic News Watch Jack White spin this Hank Williams country classic , Rare Country Contributor 7:26pm, April 24
Dustin Lynch just got mischievous in the hilarious boot store prank News Dustin Lynch just got mischievous in the hilarious boot store prank , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, April 24
Beyoncé just unleashed this country song from her personal “Lemonade” diary News Beyoncé just unleashed this country song from her personal “Lemonade” diary , Rare Country Contributor 2:49pm, April 24
Lennon and Maisy dish about what life is really like for them outside of ABC’s “Nashville” News Lennon and Maisy dish about what life is really like for them outside of ABC’s “Nashville” , Rare Country Contributor 2:44pm, April 24
Kelly Clarkson just got candid with her precious son, Remy Blackstock News Kelly Clarkson just got candid with her precious son, Remy Blackstock , Rare Country Contributor 10:39am, April 24
This Merle Haggard medley from George Strait will bring you to tears News This Merle Haggard medley from George Strait will bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 11:49am, April 23
Watch Blake Shelton gush over his new collaboration with Gwen Stefani News Watch Blake Shelton gush over his new collaboration with Gwen Stefani , Rare Country Contributor 4:18pm, April 22
This joke that Rascal Flatts just played on Kelsea Ballerini is pure gold News This joke that Rascal Flatts just played on Kelsea Ballerini is pure gold , Rare Country Contributor 1:10pm, April 22
Jason Aldean showed these guys how its really done in an old-school baseball challenge News Jason Aldean showed these guys how its really done in an old-school baseball challenge , Rare Country Contributor 7:50am, April 22
A boatload of country artists just sang a cappella and slayed this pop cover News A boatload of country artists just sang a cappella and slayed this pop cover , Rare Country Contributor 7:20am, April 22
Charles Kelley just jumped into the drivers seat for this Grand Ole Opry debut News Charles Kelley just jumped into the drivers seat for this Grand Ole Opry debut , Rare Country Contributor 4:51pm, April 21