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.

Forbes reveals the 2017 earnings of NASCAR's top drivers Nascar Forbes reveals the 2017 earnings of NASCAR's top drivers , Rare Country Contributor 3:02pm, February 21
Austin Dillon reunites with his “lucky penny” fan Nascar Austin Dillon reunites with his “lucky penny” fan , Rare Country Contributor 2:34pm, February 21
Luke Bryan celebrates the return of his favorite pastime News Luke Bryan celebrates the return of his favorite pastime , Rare Country Contributor 11:45am, February 21
Luke Bryan grabs his guitar for a stirring performance of his new hit Performances Luke Bryan grabs his guitar for a stirring performance of his new hit , Rare Country Contributor 3:15pm, February 20
Granger Smith surprises his wife mid-show with this romantic gesture News Granger Smith surprises his wife mid-show with this romantic gesture , Rare Country Contributor 11:52am, February 20
Memphis Aldean gives everyone a reason to smile News Memphis Aldean gives everyone a reason to smile , Rare Country Contributor 3:41pm, February 19
Kacey Musgraves shows zero tolerance for a grabby concertgoer News Kacey Musgraves shows zero tolerance for a grabby concertgoer , Rare Country Contributor 3:14pm, February 19
See Luke Bryan honor his fallen friend in this emotional performance Performances See Luke Bryan honor his fallen friend in this emotional performance , Rare Country Contributor 12:57pm, February 19
Reba McEntire shows off her new Valentine, Skeeter Lasuzzo News Reba McEntire shows off her new Valentine, Skeeter Lasuzzo , Rare Country Contributor 10:58am, February 19
Denny Hamlin gets real about the NASCAR controversy he just stirred up Nascar Denny Hamlin gets real about the NASCAR controversy he just stirred up , Rare Country Contributor 7:45pm, February 16
Sara Evans shows off her hidden talent on "Pickler & Ben" News Sara Evans shows off her hidden talent on "Pickler & Ben" , Rare Country Contributor 4:26pm, February 16
Watch rising star Carly Pearce slay this duet with Blake Shelton Performances Watch rising star Carly Pearce slay this duet with Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 1:09pm, February 16
Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard share the ups and downs of fatherhood News Thomas Rhett and Tyler Hubbard share the ups and downs of fatherhood , Rare Country Contributor 9:22pm, February 15
This beautiful Florida Georgia Line baby is the perfect Valentine News This beautiful Florida Georgia Line baby is the perfect Valentine , Rare Country Contributor 4:23pm, February 15
NASCAR star Kyle Busch gives one fan a huge shock ahead of Daytona 500 Nascar NASCAR star Kyle Busch gives one fan a huge shock ahead of Daytona 500 , Rare Country Contributor 1:05pm, February 15
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s nephew to carry on family legacy at Daytona 500 Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s nephew to carry on family legacy at Daytona 500 , Rare Country Contributor 3:28am, February 15
Stella Parton calls out country’s “good ol’ boys” and “hypocrites” News Stella Parton calls out country’s “good ol’ boys” and “hypocrites” , Rare Country Contributor 3:33pm, February 14
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new Goodyear commercial is a heartbreaker Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new Goodyear commercial is a heartbreaker , Rare Country Contributor 2:10pm, February 14
Faith Hill shares how she knew Tim McGraw was the man of her dreams Features Faith Hill shares how she knew Tim McGraw was the man of her dreams , Rare Country Contributor 2:44am, February 14
Blake Shelton has a plan to bring smiles to kids in his hometown News Blake Shelton has a plan to bring smiles to kids in his hometown , Rare Country Contributor 7:24pm, February 13
A brave woman clings to a Carrie Underwood anthem in her health crisis News A brave woman clings to a Carrie Underwood anthem in her health crisis , Rare Country Contributor 5:13pm, February 13
Sara Evans makes it a family affair with her newest guitar player News Sara Evans makes it a family affair with her newest guitar player , Rare Country Contributor 3:25pm, February 13
Peyton Manning will get behind the wheel for this epic NASCAR race Nascar Peyton Manning will get behind the wheel for this epic NASCAR race , Rare Country Contributor 2:12pm, February 13
Tyler Farr lets loose some crazy dance moves at Jason Aldean’s house News Tyler Farr lets loose some crazy dance moves at Jason Aldean’s house , Rare Country Contributor 4:40pm, February 12
Thompson Square is two degrees of separation from Johnny Cash News Thompson Square is two degrees of separation from Johnny Cash , Rare Country Contributor 4:19pm, February 12
Ashley Campbell shares a rare, precious video of her late father, Glen Performances Ashley Campbell shares a rare, precious video of her late father, Glen , Rare Country Contributor 1:24pm, February 12
Rocker Bryan Adams draws laughs with his Blake Shelton impression Performances Rocker Bryan Adams draws laughs with his Blake Shelton impression , Rare Country Contributor 12:57am, February 10
The members of Home Free introduce their real-life loves in new video Videos The members of Home Free introduce their real-life loves in new video , Rare Country Contributor 4:12pm, February 9
Jackie Lee’s new look is a major shocker for fans News Jackie Lee’s new look is a major shocker for fans , Rare Country Contributor 1:32pm, February 7
Kelsea Ballerini talks country fashion with Cosmopolitan magazine News Kelsea Ballerini talks country fashion with Cosmopolitan magazine , Rare Country Contributor 1:15pm, February 7