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.

Gwen Stefani spills the beans on Blake Shelton’s Christmas mishap News Gwen Stefani spills the beans on Blake Shelton’s Christmas mishap , Rare Country Contributor 5:24pm, December 18
Kane Brown gives us the scoop on how his wedding plans are coming along News Kane Brown gives us the scoop on how his wedding plans are coming along , Rare Country Contributor 6:09pm, December 15
Luke Bryan’s youngest son puts in a huge request to Santa Claus News Luke Bryan’s youngest son puts in a huge request to Santa Claus , Rare Country Contributor 5:39pm, December 15
Little Big Town just received another honor and another reason to celebrate 2017 Rare Country Awards Little Big Town just received another honor and another reason to celebrate 2017 , Rare Country Contributor 10:21am, December 15
Cole Swindell honors a late fan with a moving tribute during his recent Las Vegas show News Cole Swindell honors a late fan with a moving tribute during his recent Las Vegas show , Rare Country Contributor 2:21pm, December 14
This interview with Thomas Rhett and rapper Jay-Z will open your eyes to truth in music News This interview with Thomas Rhett and rapper Jay-Z will open your eyes to truth in music , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, December 14
This actor and country singer’s spirits are slowly lifting after a shattering miscarriage News This actor and country singer’s spirits are slowly lifting after a shattering miscarriage , Rare Country Contributor 6:46pm, December 13
Wanda Jackson reveals the truth about her relationship with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll News Wanda Jackson reveals the truth about her relationship with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll , Rare Country Contributor 5:53pm, December 13
Luke Bryan reveals that a “mole” was leaking private details of his business News Luke Bryan reveals that a “mole” was leaking private details of his business , Rare Country Contributor 2:29pm, December 13
Kelly Clarkson takes on a Broadway classic in this mesmerizing duet with Josh Groban Performances Kelly Clarkson takes on a Broadway classic in this mesmerizing duet with Josh Groban , Rare Country Contributor 12:50pm, December 13
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