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.

Blake Shelton just opened up about his new record and Miranda Lambert’s impact on it News Blake Shelton just opened up about his new record and Miranda Lambert’s impact on it , Rare Country Contributor 10:12pm, March 24
Scotty McCreery channeling Elvis Presley is one of the coolest things ever News Scotty McCreery channeling Elvis Presley is one of the coolest things ever , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, March 24
Carrie Underwood just dished on the real reason she said goodbye to her long blonde hair News Carrie Underwood just dished on the real reason she said goodbye to her long blonde hair , Rare Country Contributor 9:22am, March 24
Adele just name-dropped her favorite country artist, and you’ll never guess who it is News Adele just name-dropped her favorite country artist, and you’ll never guess who it is , Rare Country Contributor 5:24pm, March 23
Watch this unlikely concert crasher save Blake Shelton’s embarrassing performance News Watch this unlikely concert crasher save Blake Shelton’s embarrassing performance , Rare Country Contributor 11:34am, March 23
Rascal Flatts just shared some news that may be concerning to their fans News Rascal Flatts just shared some news that may be concerning to their fans , Rare Country Contributor 4:57pm, March 22
Cam just tore the roof off with this haunting “Burning House” performance News Cam just tore the roof off with this haunting “Burning House” performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:26pm, March 22
Carrie Underwood remembers being rejected before winning “American Idol” News Carrie Underwood remembers being rejected before winning “American Idol” , Rare Country Contributor 11:36am, March 22
This Little Big Town rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic is still off the chain News This Little Big Town rendition of Fleetwood Mac’s classic is still off the chain , Rare Country Contributor 9:19am, March 22
Watch Jennifer Nettles dominate in this epic game of “The Whisper Challenge” News Watch Jennifer Nettles dominate in this epic game of “The Whisper Challenge” , Rare Country Contributor 1:14pm, March 21
Is Gwen Stefani ripping on Miranda Lambert in Blake Shelton’s favorite song? News Is Gwen Stefani ripping on Miranda Lambert in Blake Shelton’s favorite song? , Rare Country Contributor 9:33am, March 21
Taylor Swift just joined Ryan Seacrest to give out this sweet gift to kids who may need it the most News Taylor Swift just joined Ryan Seacrest to give out this sweet gift to kids who may need it the most , Rare Country Contributor 7:20pm, March 20
Eric Church recalls the time when Kris Kristofferson saved his life News Eric Church recalls the time when Kris Kristofferson saved his life , Rare Country Contributor 5:57pm, March 20
Watch Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush sing a cappella on this Eagles classic News Watch Keith Urban, Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush sing a cappella on this Eagles classic , Rare Country Contributor 5:49pm, March 20
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman may be the brains behind his new “Ripcord” album News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman may be the brains behind his new “Ripcord” album , Rare Country Contributor 8:36pm, March 19
Is Darius Rucker planning to do a country collaboration with Adele? News Is Darius Rucker planning to do a country collaboration with Adele? , Rare Country Contributor 4:50pm, March 18
Take a step back to the time when Trisha Yearwood blew us all away on this vintage talent show News Take a step back to the time when Trisha Yearwood blew us all away on this vintage talent show , Rare Country Contributor 1:00pm, March 18
Go back in time to when Alan Jackson was chasin’ down a rainbow News Go back in time to when Alan Jackson was chasin’ down a rainbow , Rare Country Contributor 7:05pm, March 17
Remember the time when Shania Twain had a bunch of Irish back-up dancers? News Remember the time when Shania Twain had a bunch of Irish back-up dancers? , Rare Country Contributor 4:50pm, March 17
Flashback to the time when Brad Paisley brought “Alcohol” to his fans in Ireland News Flashback to the time when Brad Paisley brought “Alcohol” to his fans in Ireland , Rare Country Contributor 12:13pm, March 17
Watch as the end of Brad Paisley’s tour becomes the start of a new chapter for one happy couple News Watch as the end of Brad Paisley’s tour becomes the start of a new chapter for one happy couple , Rare Country Contributor 5:45pm, March 16
Go back to the time when Scotty McCreery joined forces with Tim McGraw to soar on this megahit News Go back to the time when Scotty McCreery joined forces with Tim McGraw to soar on this megahit , Rare Country Contributor 2:18pm, March 16
Go back to the time when Reba McEntire put some country flare on this Beatles classic Artists Go back to the time when Reba McEntire put some country flare on this Beatles classic , Rare Country Contributor 9:38am, March 16
Jennifer Nettles just dived into a pool of forbidden love in this dramatic “Unlove You” video News Jennifer Nettles just dived into a pool of forbidden love in this dramatic “Unlove You” video , Rare Country Contributor 8:02am, March 16
Vince Gill just proved that he’s invincible with these two early ’90s hits News Vince Gill just proved that he’s invincible with these two early ’90s hits , Rare Country Contributor 2:28pm, March 15
Carrie Underwood will give you chills with her take on this Dolly Parton smash hit News Carrie Underwood will give you chills with her take on this Dolly Parton smash hit , Rare Country Contributor 10:06pm, March 13
Flashback to the time when Brantley Gilbert did this impressive stunt that had his fans flipping out News Flashback to the time when Brantley Gilbert did this impressive stunt that had his fans flipping out , Rare Country Contributor 3:09pm, March 13
Tim McGraw’s spin on this Texas Tornado band classic just blew our minds News Tim McGraw’s spin on this Texas Tornado band classic just blew our minds , Rare Country Contributor 12:04pm, March 13
Watch as this “The Voice” contestant’s spin on Cole Swindell creates a fuss between coaches News Watch as this “The Voice” contestant’s spin on Cole Swindell creates a fuss between coaches , Rare Country Contributor 11:28am, March 13
Watch as Martina McBride takes art to a whole new level in her “Reckless” video News Watch as Martina McBride takes art to a whole new level in her “Reckless” video , Rare Country Contributor 10:58am, March 13