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.

Chris Young and Cassadee Pope’s angelic harmonies were a match made in heaven on the ACM Awards stage Awards Chris Young and Cassadee Pope’s angelic harmonies were a match made in heaven on the ACM Awards stage , Rare Country Contributor 8:48am, April 5
Keith Urban just lit up the stage during this smashing ACM Awards performance Awards Keith Urban just lit up the stage during this smashing ACM Awards performance , Rare Country Contributor 3:38pm, April 4
Country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and Nick Jonas flirted it up on the ACM Awards stage Awards Country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and Nick Jonas flirted it up on the ACM Awards stage , Rare Country Contributor 2:19pm, April 4
This is the real reason why Brad Paisley skipped out on the 51st annual ACM Awards Awards This is the real reason why Brad Paisley skipped out on the 51st annual ACM Awards , Rare Country Contributor 11:44am, April 4
Kelsea Ballerini stuns country music fans everywhere in this hot new video News Kelsea Ballerini stuns country music fans everywhere in this hot new video , Rare Country Contributor 3:50pm, April 3
Jennifer Nettles gives credit to these two females who helped pave her way in country music News Jennifer Nettles gives credit to these two females who helped pave her way in country music , Rare Country Contributor 2:27pm, April 3
Luke Bryan just dished about the time when he got real close to Rihanna Awards Luke Bryan just dished about the time when he got real close to Rihanna , Rare Country Contributor 3:48pm, April 2
Blake Shelton just shared a few bold words about girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s baby prank News Blake Shelton just shared a few bold words about girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s baby prank , Rare Country Contributor 3:22pm, April 2
Carrie Underwood just gave us a really good reason to go shopping this summer Awards Carrie Underwood just gave us a really good reason to go shopping this summer , Rare Country Contributor 1:54pm, April 2
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just proved they have what it takes to co-host the 51st annual ACM Awards Awards Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just proved they have what it takes to co-host the 51st annual ACM Awards , Rare Country Contributor 7:21pm, April 1
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just cowrote a killer, honky-tonk tune for British country fans Awards Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just cowrote a killer, honky-tonk tune for British country fans , Rare Country Contributor 3:38pm, April 1
Alan Jackson just gave us a reality check with one of his earlier hits News Alan Jackson just gave us a reality check with one of his earlier hits , Rare Country Contributor 2:08pm, April 1
Flashback to the time George Strait played this epic round of hits at the 38th annual ACM Awards Awards Flashback to the time George Strait played this epic round of hits at the 38th annual ACM Awards , Rare Country Contributor 9:57am, April 1
We still can’t forget this smashing performance by Sam Hunt at the 2015 ACM Awards Awards We still can’t forget this smashing performance by Sam Hunt at the 2015 ACM Awards , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, March 31
This is the reason why Blake Shelton just can’t take Adam Levine seriously anymore News This is the reason why Blake Shelton just can’t take Adam Levine seriously anymore , Rare Country Contributor 1:32pm, March 31
Country fans join together in prayer for a young country newcomer hit by tragedy News Country fans join together in prayer for a young country newcomer hit by tragedy , Rare Country Contributor 9:59am, March 31
Carrie Underwood fans are going to freak when they hear the epic news about her next single News Carrie Underwood fans are going to freak when they hear the epic news about her next single , Rare Country Contributor 8:59am, March 31
ACM Awards Female Vocalist nominee Kelsea Ballerini proves she’s not a girl to be messed with Awards ACM Awards Female Vocalist nominee Kelsea Ballerini proves she’s not a girl to be messed with , Rare Country Contributor 4:46pm, March 30
Blake Shelton just made a splash with his brand-new lusty video News Blake Shelton just made a splash with his brand-new lusty video , Rare Country Contributor 11:45am, March 30
You’ll never guess who Kelsea Ballerini is going to team up with at the 2016 ACM Awards Awards You’ll never guess who Kelsea Ballerini is going to team up with at the 2016 ACM Awards , Rare Country Contributor 9:01am, March 30
Watch ACM Awards Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Jana Kramer belt out this ode to a former flame Awards Watch ACM Awards Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Jana Kramer belt out this ode to a former flame , Rare Country Contributor 2:34pm, March 29
Watch ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Kacey Musgraves get really bold during this performance Awards Watch ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Kacey Musgraves get really bold during this performance , Rare Country Contributor 1:29pm, March 29
Keith Urban is calling on Taylor Swift for one giant favor News Keith Urban is calling on Taylor Swift for one giant favor , Rare Country Contributor 2:18pm, March 28
Looks like Luke Bryan has something up his sleeve News Looks like Luke Bryan has something up his sleeve , Rare Country Contributor 10:04am, March 27
Vince Gill reflects on the song that means so much to so many News Vince Gill reflects on the song that means so much to so many , Rare Country Contributor 9:23am, March 27
Remember when Andy Griffith gave Brad Paisley some friendly advice? News Remember when Andy Griffith gave Brad Paisley some friendly advice? , Rare Country Contributor 9:14am, March 27
We just can’t get Dustin Lynch’s sexy new video out of our heads News We just can’t get Dustin Lynch’s sexy new video out of our heads , Rare Country Contributor 11:26am, March 26
Flashback to the time when Martina McBride sang this ode to women of all ages News Flashback to the time when Martina McBride sang this ode to women of all ages , Rare Country Contributor 10:53am, March 26
The Zac Brown Band find themselves on a major high after receiving this amazing piece of news News The Zac Brown Band find themselves on a major high after receiving this amazing piece of news , Rare Country Contributor 10:33am, March 26
You won’t believe the word that just came out of squeaky clean Scotty McCreery’s mouth News You won’t believe the word that just came out of squeaky clean Scotty McCreery’s mouth , Rare Country Contributor 4:09pm, March 25