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Senior Content Editor

Phyllis Stark

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades. Formerly the Nashville Bureau Chief and senior editor for “Billboard,” her past experience has also included stints as Executive Producer of National Content for the E.W. Scripps Co., Nashville music correspondent and daily blogger for MSN.com and contributing editor for the Country Music Association’s “Close Up” magazine. She can be reached at phyllis.stark@rarecountry.com or connect on Twitter @StarkCountry.

Blake Shelton’s littlest fan steals the show at the Rare Country Awards Rare Country Awards Blake Shelton’s littlest fan steals the show at the Rare Country Awards , Senior Content Editor 7:51pm, December 15
Thomas Rhett’s busy year culminates with a Rare Country Award win Rare Country Awards Thomas Rhett’s busy year culminates with a Rare Country Award win , Senior Content Editor 11:32am, December 15
Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood top Rare Country Awards for second consecutive year News Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood top Rare Country Awards for second consecutive year , Senior Content Editor 10:00pm, December 14
The best behind-the-scenes celebrity moments from “CMA Country Christmas” Features The best behind-the-scenes celebrity moments from “CMA Country Christmas” , Senior Content Editor 8:20am, November 27
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill hilariously show off their lack of drawing skills News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill hilariously show off their lack of drawing skills , Senior Content Editor 11:23am, November 21
Kelly Clarkson and Pink join forces for stunning American Music Awards opening Performances Kelly Clarkson and Pink join forces for stunning American Music Awards opening , Senior Content Editor 8:51pm, November 19
Blake Shelton wasn’t always the “Sexiest Man Alive,” the internet has proof News Blake Shelton wasn’t always the “Sexiest Man Alive,” the internet has proof , Senior Content Editor 5:48am, November 16
A beloved country star is named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” News A beloved country star is named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” , Senior Content Editor 8:08pm, November 14
Carrie Underwood breaks her silence about her weekend accident News Carrie Underwood breaks her silence about her weekend accident , Senior Content Editor 11:07am, November 13
Luke Bryan broke the rules for a special grandma Rare Country Awards Luke Bryan broke the rules for a special grandma , Senior Content Editor 1:00am, November 13
Kenny Chesney is giving his all to aid his fellow Virgin Islanders Rare Country Awards Kenny Chesney is giving his all to aid his fellow Virgin Islanders , Senior Content Editor 1:00am, November 13
Carrie Underwood breaks wrist, sustains other injuries in fall News Carrie Underwood breaks wrist, sustains other injuries in fall , Senior Content Editor 11:32pm, November 11
Alan Jackson closes out the CMA Awards with a pair of classics Awards Alan Jackson closes out the CMA Awards with a pair of classics , Senior Content Editor 1:51pm, November 9
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sizzle in CMA Awards duet Awards Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sizzle in CMA Awards duet , Senior Content Editor 3:05am, November 9
Keith Urban honored with a musical tribute from Maren Morris Awards Keith Urban honored with a musical tribute from Maren Morris , Senior Content Editor 9:09pm, November 8
Miley Cyrus’ real-life beau makes a surprise appearance with her on “SNL” News Miley Cyrus’ real-life beau makes a surprise appearance with her on “SNL” , Senior Content Editor 7:30pm, November 5
Two rising country stars tie the knot News Two rising country stars tie the knot , Senior Content Editor 7:40am, October 15
Jason Aldean opens “SNL” in a surprise appearance News Jason Aldean opens “SNL” in a surprise appearance , Senior Content Editor 3:35am, October 8
Wynonna Judd reportedly cancels show due to “medical emergency” News Wynonna Judd reportedly cancels show due to “medical emergency” , Senior Content Editor 9:13pm, October 1
Steven Tyler suddenly cancels shows to seek medical care News Steven Tyler suddenly cancels shows to seek medical care , Senior Content Editor 6:09pm, September 26
Kenny Chesney rescues stranded teens from hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands News Kenny Chesney rescues stranded teens from hurricane-ravaged Virgin Islands , Senior Content Editor 8:47pm, September 17
Kenny Chesney loses his island home in Hurricane Irma News Kenny Chesney loses his island home in Hurricane Irma , Senior Content Editor 2:38pm, September 9
Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash News Montgomery Gentry’s Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash , Senior Content Editor 7:42pm, September 8
Country star celebrates birth of third child and CMA Award nomination in one weekend News Country star celebrates birth of third child and CMA Award nomination in one weekend , Senior Content Editor 9:37pm, September 4
Toby Keith insists he’s golf-challenged; we’re not so sure Features Toby Keith insists he’s golf-challenged; we’re not so sure , Senior Content Editor 8:05pm, September 4
Is that really Elvis pranking this country superstar onstage? News Is that really Elvis pranking this country superstar onstage? , Senior Content Editor 3:57pm, September 4
Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban score big in CMA Awards nominations Awards Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban score big in CMA Awards nominations , Senior Content Editor 1:29pm, September 4
Danielle Bradbery talks touring with the hot men of country music Features Danielle Bradbery talks touring with the hot men of country music , Senior Content Editor 9:43am, September 3
The old country version of Taylor Swift plays a big role in her eye-popping new video Videos The old country version of Taylor Swift plays a big role in her eye-popping new video , Senior Content Editor 12:03pm, August 28
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are playing a role in this rising star’s career Features Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are playing a role in this rising star’s career , Senior Content Editor 7:26pm, August 26