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 magical moment shared between Garth Brooks and one very special fan will make you tear up News This magical moment shared between Garth Brooks and one very special fan will make you tear up , Rare Country Contributor 9:29am, April 15
Watch “The Voice” contestant Justin Whisnant wow the coaches in this Travis Tritt comeback performance News Watch “The Voice” contestant Justin Whisnant wow the coaches in this Travis Tritt comeback performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:10pm, April 14
Rory Feek learns to lean on the love of others during the most difficult of times Artists Rory Feek learns to lean on the love of others during the most difficult of times , Rare Country Contributor 3:19pm, April 14
Witness this monumental moment between Brad Paisley and a rock ‘n’ roll legend at the Grand Ole Opry News Witness this monumental moment between Brad Paisley and a rock ‘n’ roll legend at the Grand Ole Opry , Rare Country Contributor 10:26am, April 14
Watch as “The Voice” contestant Adam Wakefield flies solo on this iconic duet News Watch as “The Voice” contestant Adam Wakefield flies solo on this iconic duet , Rare Country Contributor 9:21am, April 14
Carrie Underwood just gave this birthday boy the shock of a lifetime, and it was actually pretty sweet News Carrie Underwood just gave this birthday boy the shock of a lifetime, and it was actually pretty sweet , Rare Country Contributor 9:02am, April 14
Blake Shelton couldn’t look away during this thundering performance of “Georgia Rain” News Blake Shelton couldn’t look away during this thundering performance of “Georgia Rain” , Rare Country Contributor 4:36pm, April 13
Watch “The Voice” contestant Mary Sarah give an emotionally charged rendition of her grandmother’s favorite song News Watch “The Voice” contestant Mary Sarah give an emotionally charged rendition of her grandmother’s favorite song , Rare Country Contributor 1:13pm, April 13
Blake Shelton has taken a bold step forward in his ongoing battle against tabloid rumors News Blake Shelton has taken a bold step forward in his ongoing battle against tabloid rumors , Rare Country Contributor 3:54pm, April 12
Lady Antebellum’s plan for this summer is music to our ears News Lady Antebellum’s plan for this summer is music to our ears , Rare Country Contributor 11:34am, April 12
Carrie Underwood is working hard at keeping the passion alive between her and Mike Fisher News Carrie Underwood is working hard at keeping the passion alive between her and Mike Fisher , Rare Country Contributor 10:18am, April 12
The wildest thing just happened to a bunny rabbit named Dolly Parton News The wildest thing just happened to a bunny rabbit named Dolly Parton , Rare Country Contributor 5:28pm, April 11
Tragedy strikes local crew members leaving a Luke Bryan concert News Tragedy strikes local crew members leaving a Luke Bryan concert , Rare Country Contributor 1:50pm, April 11
What Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just did for each other will make your heart melt News What Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just did for each other will make your heart melt , Rare Country Contributor 11:13am, April 11
Vince Gill is getting praised for something other than country music News Vince Gill is getting praised for something other than country music , Rare Country Contributor 10:30am, April 11
Is Blake Shelton really swapping out his country roots for gospel hymns? News Is Blake Shelton really swapping out his country roots for gospel hymns? , Rare Country Contributor 9:51am, April 11
The one thing Carrie Underwood wants from hubby Mike Fisher for Mother’s Day might surprise you News The one thing Carrie Underwood wants from hubby Mike Fisher for Mother’s Day might surprise you , Rare Country Contributor 10:11pm, April 10
This class of “American Idol” alumni just swept the stage for one final hurrah News This class of “American Idol” alumni just swept the stage for one final hurrah , Rare Country Contributor 4:57pm, April 10
This is what Carrie Underwood has to say about being involved in music post “American Idol” News This is what Carrie Underwood has to say about being involved in music post “American Idol” , Rare Country Contributor 4:34pm, April 10
These passionate photos of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will make you say “Aww!” News These passionate photos of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will make you say “Aww!” , Rare Country Contributor 11:39am, April 9
Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, just opened up about one of the couple’s biggest fears News Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, just opened up about one of the couple’s biggest fears , Rare Country Contributor 5:04pm, April 8
Keith Urban just dished on two megastar collaborations that are in store for his new record News Keith Urban just dished on two megastar collaborations that are in store for his new record , Rare Country Contributor 1:34pm, April 8
Grand Ole Opry legends have signed on to bring the gospel to Merle Haggard’s homegoing News Grand Ole Opry legends have signed on to bring the gospel to Merle Haggard’s homegoing , Rare Country Contributor 9:16am, April 8
Shania Twain took matters into her own hands after one big actor poked fun at her songs News Shania Twain took matters into her own hands after one big actor poked fun at her songs , Rare Country Contributor 4:11pm, April 7
Dierks Bentley unleashes the ultimate betrayal in this seductive new video News Dierks Bentley unleashes the ultimate betrayal in this seductive new video , Rare Country Contributor 1:57pm, April 7
These five country stars sure know how to make Merle Haggard proud News These five country stars sure know how to make Merle Haggard proud , Rare Country Contributor 10:47am, April 7
Remember when Merle Haggard and George Strait traded verses during this memorable salute to the troops News Remember when Merle Haggard and George Strait traded verses during this memorable salute to the troops , Rare Country Contributor 8:28am, April 7
Merle Haggard received the honor of a lifetime just days before his death News Merle Haggard received the honor of a lifetime just days before his death , Rare Country Contributor 3:27pm, April 6
Old Dominion gave an electrified performance during this ACM Awards singalong Awards Old Dominion gave an electrified performance during this ACM Awards singalong , Rare Country Contributor 3:29pm, April 5
Brett Eldredge ups his country heartthrob status during this intoxicating ACM Awards serenade Awards Brett Eldredge ups his country heartthrob status during this intoxicating ACM Awards serenade , Rare Country Contributor 2:16pm, April 5