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.

Luke Bryan is opening up about the struggle he faces every day in new TV special News Luke Bryan is opening up about the struggle he faces every day in new TV special , Rare Country Contributor 9:34pm, October 30
Kelly Clarkson doesn’t hold back when talking about “American Idol” News Kelly Clarkson doesn’t hold back when talking about “American Idol” , Rare Country Contributor 6:10am, October 28
This Florida Georgia Line dad-to-be picked the perfect “push present” for his wife News This Florida Georgia Line dad-to-be picked the perfect “push present” for his wife , Rare Country Contributor 5:48am, October 28
New “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan may have already found a winner News New “American Idol” judge Luke Bryan may have already found a winner , Rare Country Contributor 5:20am, October 28
This country star mama is taking some much needed “me” time News This country star mama is taking some much needed “me” time , Rare Country Contributor 4:31am, October 28
This country superstar knocks the national anthem out of the ballpark Performances This country superstar knocks the national anthem out of the ballpark , Rare Country Contributor 10:50pm, October 26
One country superstar is in hot water with his wife News One country superstar is in hot water with his wife , Rare Country Contributor 10:06pm, October 26
Blake Shelton’s new single gives a certain someone a sexy shoutout News Blake Shelton’s new single gives a certain someone a sexy shoutout , Rare Country Contributor 9:31pm, October 26
An NBA star takes the lead in Luke Bryan’s new video Videos An NBA star takes the lead in Luke Bryan’s new video , Rare Country Contributor 8:57pm, October 26
This country superstar’s red carpet look stole the show News This country superstar’s red carpet look stole the show , Rare Country Contributor 3:30pm, October 26
It’s hard not to be jealous of this country star’s honeymoon pics News It’s hard not to be jealous of this country star’s honeymoon pics , Rare Country Contributor 4:33am, October 26
This adorable country music baby is ready for snow News This adorable country music baby is ready for snow , Rare Country Contributor 4:27am, October 26
A country singer finally shares her side of sad split News A country singer finally shares her side of sad split , Rare Country Contributor 4:21am, October 26
Kane Brown’s birthday celebration takes him to a magical place News Kane Brown’s birthday celebration takes him to a magical place , Rare Country Contributor 8:00pm, October 24
Tim McGraw spills the beans on the times he and Faith Hill don’t get along News Tim McGraw spills the beans on the times he and Faith Hill don’t get along , Rare Country Contributor 7:46pm, October 24
This country power couple has announced their split News This country power couple has announced their split , Rare Country Contributor 6:47pm, October 24
Maren Morris becomes the first country artist to sign this big, new deal News Maren Morris becomes the first country artist to sign this big, new deal , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, October 24
Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding shower is the stuff of dreams News Kelsea Ballerini’s wedding shower is the stuff of dreams , Rare Country Contributor 2:59am, October 24
Cassadee Pope performs for five former U.S. presidents Performances Cassadee Pope performs for five former U.S. presidents , Rare Country Contributor 1:34am, October 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. remembers his father’s amazing legacy Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. remembers his father’s amazing legacy , Rare Country Contributor 9:28pm, October 23
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might be making one BIG commitment News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani might be making one BIG commitment , Rare Country Contributor 5:15pm, October 20
Jason Aldean and wife Brittany have the sweetest family moment backstage News Jason Aldean and wife Brittany have the sweetest family moment backstage , Rare Country Contributor 5:00pm, October 20
We finally get a sneak peek of Jessie James Decker’s baby bump in new performance Performances We finally get a sneak peek of Jessie James Decker’s baby bump in new performance , Rare Country Contributor 4:55pm, October 20
NASCAR’s Ty Dillon and wife Haley’s maternity shoot is absolutely stunning Nascar NASCAR’s Ty Dillon and wife Haley’s maternity shoot is absolutely stunning , Rare Country Contributor 7:18pm, October 19
Kelsea Ballerini surprising her fiancé onstage is the cutest thing Performances Kelsea Ballerini surprising her fiancé onstage is the cutest thing , Rare Country Contributor 7:03pm, October 19
Little Big Town joins a vocal powerhouse for a heavenly collaboration that will give you chills Performances Little Big Town joins a vocal powerhouse for a heavenly collaboration that will give you chills , Rare Country Contributor 5:50pm, October 19
Luke Bryan makes a young fan’s wish come true onstage Performances Luke Bryan makes a young fan’s wish come true onstage , Rare Country Contributor 7:44pm, October 18
Kelly Clarkson lays another smackdown on body shamers News Kelly Clarkson lays another smackdown on body shamers , Rare Country Contributor 7:28pm, October 18
Jessie James Decker recruits her hubby for an unlikely, front seat duet Performances Jessie James Decker recruits her hubby for an unlikely, front seat duet , Rare Country Contributor 7:21pm, October 18
Rodeo star Ty Murray is a married man again News Rodeo star Ty Murray is a married man again , Rare Country Contributor 7:42pm, October 17