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’s new Christmas song was inspired by Blake Shelton Performances Gwen Stefani’s new Christmas song was inspired by Blake Shelton , Rare Country Contributor 1:41am, November 22
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman hesitated to do this one special thing for her husband News Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman hesitated to do this one special thing for her husband , Rare Country Contributor 12:32pm, November 21
Listening to Keith Urban talk about his wife might bring you to tears News Listening to Keith Urban talk about his wife might bring you to tears , Rare Country Contributor 12:06pm, November 21
A throwback childhood photo of LeAnn Rimes is total “glamour” News A throwback childhood photo of LeAnn Rimes is total “glamour” , Rare Country Contributor 4:06pm, November 20
Keith Urban posts a heartfelt tribute to one of his late guitar heroes News Keith Urban posts a heartfelt tribute to one of his late guitar heroes , Rare Country Contributor 2:39pm, November 20
This country star is taking on the fashion critics News This country star is taking on the fashion critics , Rare Country Contributor 1:57pm, November 20
Tim McGraw’s Elvis impersonation will blow your mind Performances Tim McGraw’s Elvis impersonation will blow your mind , Rare Country Contributor 11:30am, November 20
This Dan + Shay member’s little boy is the most adorable butterball News This Dan + Shay member’s little boy is the most adorable butterball , Rare Country Contributor 6:26pm, November 17
Tim McGraw’s comical ode to Blake Shelton is a real riot News Tim McGraw’s comical ode to Blake Shelton is a real riot , Rare Country Contributor 5:27pm, November 17
Take a trip down memory lane with this Scotty McCreery video Videos Take a trip down memory lane with this Scotty McCreery video , Rare Country Contributor 4:58pm, November 17
Fans of the TV series “Nashville,” prepare your hearts for some very bad news News Fans of the TV series “Nashville,” prepare your hearts for some very bad news , Rare Country Contributor 1:39pm, November 17
Blake Shelton is changing quickly thanks to his “sexy” new title News Blake Shelton is changing quickly thanks to his “sexy” new title , Rare Country Contributor 8:14pm, November 16
Scotty McCreery has some fun with his clueless Uber driver News Scotty McCreery has some fun with his clueless Uber driver , Rare Country Contributor 5:14pm, November 16
Blake Shelton explains why no one will EVER see him naked News Blake Shelton explains why no one will EVER see him naked , Rare Country Contributor 1:30pm, November 16
Blake Shelton’s video message to Adam Levine is the funniest thing you’ll see today News Blake Shelton’s video message to Adam Levine is the funniest thing you’ll see today , Rare Country Contributor 8:15pm, November 15
We had to look twice at this photo of NASCAR star Joey Logano Nascar We had to look twice at this photo of NASCAR star Joey Logano , Rare Country Contributor 7:05pm, November 15
Jessie James Decker’s family gets some great baby news News Jessie James Decker’s family gets some great baby news , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, November 15
Jana Kramer takes a stand with women in entertainment against sexual misconduct News Jana Kramer takes a stand with women in entertainment against sexual misconduct , Rare Country Contributor 4:36pm, November 15
This rising country star absolutely stuns in her new video Videos This rising country star absolutely stuns in her new video , Rare Country Contributor 2:57am, November 15
Racecar driver John Andretti just got a great update on his health Nascar Racecar driver John Andretti just got a great update on his health , Rare Country Contributor 2:41am, November 15
This Outdoor Channel star gets an amazing update on her cancer battle News This Outdoor Channel star gets an amazing update on her cancer battle , Rare Country Contributor 4:41pm, November 14
This Country Music Hall of Famer is sticking up for Garth Brooks News This Country Music Hall of Famer is sticking up for Garth Brooks , Rare Country Contributor 2:36pm, November 14
Jason and Brittany Aldean’s countdown is on for baby Memphis News Jason and Brittany Aldean’s countdown is on for baby Memphis , Rare Country Contributor 4:19am, November 14
Luke Bryan finds out what makes his friends country News Luke Bryan finds out what makes his friends country , Rare Country Contributor 3:12am, November 14
Jason Aldean has a powerful message for grieving fans News Jason Aldean has a powerful message for grieving fans , Rare Country Contributor 2:53am, November 14
A NASCAR star’s loss turns into victory Nascar A NASCAR star’s loss turns into victory , Rare Country Contributor 12:12am, November 14
Garth Brooks takes part in the most awesome gender reveal ever Rare Country Awards Garth Brooks takes part in the most awesome gender reveal ever , Rare Country Contributor 1:00am, November 13
Tim and Faith set the stage on fire as they returned to the road together in 2017 Rare Country Awards Tim and Faith set the stage on fire as they returned to the road together in 2017 , Rare Country Contributor 1:00am, November 13
Randy Travis is taking steps toward singing once again News Randy Travis is taking steps toward singing once again , Rare Country Contributor 10:29pm, November 11
Miranda Lambert slays one of her classics at “Austin City Limits” show Performances Miranda Lambert slays one of her classics at “Austin City Limits” show , Rare Country Contributor 2:19pm, November 11