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.

This country duo has a pretty cool connection to the late Johnny Cash News This country duo has a pretty cool connection to the late Johnny Cash , Rare Country Contributor 4:19pm, February 12
Glen Campbell’s daughter shares a rare video of her and her dad rehearsing Performances Glen Campbell’s daughter shares a rare video of her and her dad rehearsing , Rare Country Contributor 1:24pm, February 12
This Grammy winner’s impersonation of Blake Shelton is absolutely hysterical Performances This Grammy winner’s impersonation of Blake Shelton is absolutely hysterical , Rare Country Contributor 12:57am, February 10
This country band shows off their significant others in a sweet new music video Videos This country band shows off their significant others in a sweet new music video , Rare Country Contributor 4:12pm, February 9
This country star just shocked us all with this brand-new look News This country star just shocked us all with this brand-new look , Rare Country Contributor 1:32pm, February 7
This country beauty is giving us a sneak peek at her hot new magazine spread News This country beauty is giving us a sneak peek at her hot new magazine spread , Rare Country Contributor 1:15pm, February 7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gushes over Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s sweet moment Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. gushes over Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s sweet moment , Rare Country Contributor 3:36pm, February 6
Thomas Rhett just dropped a huge bombshell about his growing family News Thomas Rhett just dropped a huge bombshell about his growing family , Rare Country Contributor 2:40pm, February 6
A country artist shares her scary health woes with fans News A country artist shares her scary health woes with fans , Rare Country Contributor 12:33pm, February 6
A member of the Band Perry shares news of a painful loss with fans News A member of the Band Perry shares news of a painful loss with fans , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, February 6
Julianne Hough shares smoldering pictures of her romantic trip abroad News Julianne Hough shares smoldering pictures of her romantic trip abroad , Rare Country Contributor 8:58pm, February 5
You have to see this rare photo of a country legend that his granddaughter shared News You have to see this rare photo of a country legend that his granddaughter shared , Rare Country Contributor 6:04pm, February 5
This country beauty gives fans an update on her ailing father News This country beauty gives fans an update on her ailing father , Rare Country Contributor 3:20pm, February 5
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani show us all the fun behind the scenes from Super Bowl weekend News Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani show us all the fun behind the scenes from Super Bowl weekend , Rare Country Contributor 12:10pm, February 5
This guy’s Chris Stapleton cover stopped us in our tracks Performances This guy’s Chris Stapleton cover stopped us in our tracks , Rare Country Contributor 3:53pm, February 2
A breast cancer survivor bravely tells her story of surviving the Las Vegas shooting News A breast cancer survivor bravely tells her story of surviving the Las Vegas shooting , Rare Country Contributor 1:49pm, February 2
You’ll definitely recognize this cute little girl with a younger Blake Shelton News You’ll definitely recognize this cute little girl with a younger Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 1:07pm, February 2
This adorable little boy grew up to be a big country star News This adorable little boy grew up to be a big country star , Rare Country Contributor 10:35am, February 2
Dan + Shay crash a wedding, and it’s the best thing we’ve seen all day News Dan + Shay crash a wedding, and it’s the best thing we’ve seen all day , Rare Country Contributor 4:08pm, February 1
We think Alan Jackson would be proud of this now superstar’s “Star Search” audition Performances We think Alan Jackson would be proud of this now superstar’s “Star Search” audition , Rare Country Contributor 3:31pm, February 1
We still can’t get over this new classic from Miranda Lambert Performances We still can’t get over this new classic from Miranda Lambert , Rare Country Contributor 10:39am, February 1
A music legend’s family shares stunning new maternity photos News A music legend’s family shares stunning new maternity photos , Rare Country Contributor 9:56am, January 31
Miranda Lambert takes a night for a girls’ night out News Miranda Lambert takes a night for a girls’ night out , Rare Country Contributor 2:39pm, January 30
This pop superstar is unrecognizable dressed up as Dolly Parton News This pop superstar is unrecognizable dressed up as Dolly Parton , Rare Country Contributor 11:13am, January 30
Reba McEntire dishes on her decision to take the unexpected new role of Colonel Sanders News Reba McEntire dishes on her decision to take the unexpected new role of Colonel Sanders , Rare Country Contributor 2:28pm, January 29
Reba McEntire’s closet is officially the stuff of cowgirl dreams News Reba McEntire’s closet is officially the stuff of cowgirl dreams , Rare Country Contributor 1:03pm, January 29
Look who showed up to help rock Chris Stapleton’s appearance on “SNL” Performances Look who showed up to help rock Chris Stapleton’s appearance on “SNL” , Rare Country Contributor 3:54pm, January 28
Miley Cyrus delivers a hauntingly beautiful performance of a Fleetwood Mac classic Performances Miley Cyrus delivers a hauntingly beautiful performance of a Fleetwood Mac classic , Rare Country Contributor 1:23pm, January 28
Keith Urban gets the crowd fired up with this awesome Fleetwood Mac cover Performances Keith Urban gets the crowd fired up with this awesome Fleetwood Mac cover , Rare Country Contributor 12:47pm, January 28
This country star puts a whole new spin on this powerful pop song News This country star puts a whole new spin on this powerful pop song , Rare Country Contributor 2:40pm, January 26