Rare Contributor

Melinda Lorge

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. So for her, writing about it comes easy. Her previous work can be seen in Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine and on the Wide Open Country blog. When Melinda isn’t busy keeping up with country music news, she can be found trying new recipes, hiking or visiting with family.


Carrie Underwood reveals the one thing she does to stay calm before a show Rare Country Carrie Underwood reveals the one thing she does to stay calm before a show Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 1:17pm, January 21
Let Reba McEntire put a positive light in your world with this inspirational song Rare Country Let Reba McEntire put a positive light in your world with this inspirational song Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 12:55pm, January 21
Could Blake Shelton be planning another collaboration with Gwen Stefani? Rare Country Could Blake Shelton be planning another collaboration with Gwen Stefani? Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:40am, January 20
Watch Lee Greenwood deliver a stunning rendition of his patriotic anthem at this big event Rare Country Watch Lee Greenwood deliver a stunning rendition of his patriotic anthem at this big event Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:36am, January 20
Toby Keith honors his late father during this major Donald Trump event Rare Country Toby Keith honors his late father during this major Donald Trump event Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:34am, January 20
Blake Shelton’s Valentine’s Day plans with Gwen Stefani may not be what you expect Rare Country Blake Shelton’s Valentine’s Day plans with Gwen Stefani may not be what you expect Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 3:35pm, January 19
Carrie Underwood reveals the next big thing on her bucket list Rare Country Carrie Underwood reveals the next big thing on her bucket list Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:37am, January 19
The legendary Dolly Parton gives us many reasons to celebrate her each and every day Rare Country The legendary Dolly Parton gives us many reasons to celebrate her each and every day Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:34am, January 19
Watch Blake Shelton sing his emotional break-up song for the first time at the People’s Choice Awards Rare Country Watch Blake Shelton sing his emotional break-up song for the first time at the People’s Choice Awards Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:32am, January 19
Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and family share a precious update about their new little one Rare Country Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman and family share a precious update about their new little one Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 4:32pm, January 18
Gwen Stefani just celebrated Blake Shelton’s major milestone with this sweet message Rare Country Gwen Stefani just celebrated Blake Shelton’s major milestone with this sweet message Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 1:26pm, January 18
A country star just surprised the love of his life by getting down on one knee Rare Country A country star just surprised the love of his life by getting down on one knee Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 4:10pm, January 17
Blake Shelton admits that he was “nervous” about Gwen Stefani’s “The Voice” comeback Rare Country Blake Shelton admits that he was “nervous” about Gwen Stefani’s “The Voice” comeback Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:34am, January 17
Lauren Alaina and her beau’s version of carpool karaoke is the best thing you’ll see all day Rare Country Lauren Alaina and her beau’s version of carpool karaoke is the best thing you’ll see all day Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:37am, January 17
Blake Shelton shares the one thing that will keep him happy this year Rare Country Blake Shelton shares the one thing that will keep him happy this year Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 2:49pm, January 16
Following a big year, Thomas Rhett reflects on the important role his father played in his life Rare Country Following a big year, Thomas Rhett reflects on the important role his father played in his life Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:35pm, January 15
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani can’t take their eyes off each other during this casual shopping trip Rare Country Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani can’t take their eyes off each other during this casual shopping trip Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 12:10pm, January 15
Carrie Underwood says she misses the enjoyment of this one activity with her son, Isaiah Rare Country Carrie Underwood says she misses the enjoyment of this one activity with her son, Isaiah Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 12:00pm, January 15
Watch Vince Gill’s daughter Jenny pay tribute to motherhood with this sweet ode to her son Rare Country Watch Vince Gill’s daughter Jenny pay tribute to motherhood with this sweet ode to her son Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 11:54am, January 15
Take one last look at the breathtaking home that once belonged to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Rare Country Take one last look at the breathtaking home that once belonged to Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 11:41am, January 15
The girl who turned up the heat in this country hunk’s video is now competing on reality TV Rare Country The girl who turned up the heat in this country hunk’s video is now competing on reality TV Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:30am, January 13
Two “Duck Dynasty” stars just celebrated a major milestone Rare Country Two “Duck Dynasty” stars just celebrated a major milestone Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:02am, January 13
We can’t get enough of Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren’s sweet, date night photo Rare Country We can’t get enough of Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren’s sweet, date night photo Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:09am, January 12
The legendary Tanya Tucker has landed in the hospital following a terrible fall Rare Country The legendary Tanya Tucker has landed in the hospital following a terrible fall Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:21am, January 12
Garth Brooks just took his signature singalong to a whole new level during this benefit show Rare Country Garth Brooks just took his signature singalong to a whole new level during this benefit show Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 2:16pm, January 11
Carrie Underwood speaks out about Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle that had everybody talking Rare Country Carrie Underwood speaks out about Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve debacle that had everybody talking Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:25am, January 11
Jana Kramer puts this sparkly ring on full display in the name of love Rare Country Jana Kramer puts this sparkly ring on full display in the name of love Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:00am, January 11
Jason Aldean shows his love for wife Brittany Kerr with the date of her dreams Rare Country Jason Aldean shows his love for wife Brittany Kerr with the date of her dreams Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 3:05pm, January 10
A NASCAR driver just got married in the most breathtaking place ever Rare Country A NASCAR driver just got married in the most breathtaking place ever Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 11:31am, January 10
Travis Tritt goes on a Twitter rant about stars’ political speeches at the Golden Globe Awards Rare Country Travis Tritt goes on a Twitter rant about stars’ political speeches at the Golden Globe Awards Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:24am, January 10