Rare Country Contributor

Samantha Stephens

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she’s not making it, she’s talking or writing about it. She’s worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She’s even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story. Reach her at samantha@rarecountry.com.




Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has two special helpers as she preps for Christmas News Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has two special helpers as she preps for Christmas , Rare Country Contributor 7:27pm, December 12
Blake Shelton fine-tunes his fatherly instincts with Gwen Stefani’s sons News Blake Shelton fine-tunes his fatherly instincts with Gwen Stefani’s sons , Rare Country Contributor 6:53pm, December 12
Keith Urban is so excited for Nicole Kidman’s big news News Keith Urban is so excited for Nicole Kidman’s big news , Rare Country Contributor 6:23pm, December 12
This flashback video of Kane Brown is the best thing you’ll see today News This flashback video of Kane Brown is the best thing you’ll see today , Rare Country Contributor 3:38pm, December 12
This “Disco Santa” looks VERY similar to one of our favorite country stars News This “Disco Santa” looks VERY similar to one of our favorite country stars , Rare Country Contributor 7:14pm, December 11
Luke Bryan relives his parody duet with Jimmy Fallon that became a viral hit News Luke Bryan relives his parody duet with Jimmy Fallon that became a viral hit , Rare Country Contributor 5:44pm, December 11
Blake Shelton is up to his old tricks in this new clip from Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special News Blake Shelton is up to his old tricks in this new clip from Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special , Rare Country Contributor 2:06pm, December 8
Luke Combs puts his spin on one of this supergroup’s most powerful anthems Performances Luke Combs puts his spin on one of this supergroup’s most powerful anthems , Rare Country Contributor 1:07pm, December 8
Luke Bryan affirms the influence of this fellow country superstar on his career News Luke Bryan affirms the influence of this fellow country superstar on his career , Rare Country Contributor 8:45pm, December 7
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s latest fan moment is literally out of this world News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s latest fan moment is literally out of this world , Rare Country Contributor 7:51pm, December 7
Watch Florida Georgia Line have their minds blown by this wild magic trick News Watch Florida Georgia Line have their minds blown by this wild magic trick , Rare Country Contributor 4:05pm, December 7
This country star wife’s new maternity photos are smoldering News This country star wife’s new maternity photos are smoldering , Rare Country Contributor 2:59am, December 7
A country icon is boldly opening up about her battle with severe depression News A country icon is boldly opening up about her battle with severe depression , Rare Country Contributor 12:18am, December 7
Miranda Lambert’s love Anderson East puts some swampy soul on this Mariah Carey classic Performances Miranda Lambert’s love Anderson East puts some swampy soul on this Mariah Carey classic , Rare Country Contributor 4:08pm, December 6
How Sugarland’s reunion news remained the best-kept secret in country music News How Sugarland’s reunion news remained the best-kept secret in country music , Rare Country Contributor 5:39pm, December 5
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s home is officially holiday-ready Music Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s home is officially holiday-ready , Rare Country Contributor 4:59pm, December 5
You have to see Kane Brown take on this country classic from Alan Jackson Performances You have to see Kane Brown take on this country classic from Alan Jackson , Rare Country Contributor 2:40pm, December 5
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott updates us on her twin baby bump News Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott updates us on her twin baby bump , Rare Country Contributor 5:20pm, December 4
Jessie James Decker’s pregnancy cravings have officially kicked in News Jessie James Decker’s pregnancy cravings have officially kicked in , Rare Country Contributor 3:58pm, December 4
Looks like Jana Kramer and her husband are in a very happy place News Looks like Jana Kramer and her husband are in a very happy place , Rare Country Contributor 2:51pm, December 4
Gwen Stefani freaking out over her Christmas single with Blake Shelton is the cutest thing News Gwen Stefani freaking out over her Christmas single with Blake Shelton is the cutest thing , Rare Country Contributor 6:49pm, November 30
This country star has gone pop for the coolest Christmas cover Music This country star has gone pop for the coolest Christmas cover , Rare Country Contributor 5:49pm, November 30
This country star gets soulful with a Christmas favorite Performances This country star gets soulful with a Christmas favorite , Rare Country Contributor 2:30pm, November 30
NASCAR’s Haley Dillon is sharing new photos of her gorgeous baby girl News NASCAR’s Haley Dillon is sharing new photos of her gorgeous baby girl , Rare Country Contributor 6:37am, November 30
Nicole Kidman addresses that ritzy real estate rumor News Nicole Kidman addresses that ritzy real estate rumor , Rare Country Contributor 4:22pm, November 29
This sweet throwback photo from Glen Campbell’s daughter will bring tears to your eyes News This sweet throwback photo from Glen Campbell’s daughter will bring tears to your eyes , Rare Country Contributor 3:54pm, November 29
This vocal group’s new Christmas cover is going viral in a major way Videos This vocal group’s new Christmas cover is going viral in a major way , Rare Country Contributor 6:10pm, November 28
Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Kane Brown with his new video Videos Get a glimpse into a day in the life of Kane Brown with his new video , Rare Country Contributor 5:16pm, November 28
This country superstar put on his best suit for an unexpected performance Performances This country superstar put on his best suit for an unexpected performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:07pm, November 28
NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex tells us why it’s important to “never give up” Nascar NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex tells us why it’s important to “never give up” , Rare Country Contributor 5:21pm, November 27