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.


Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just saluted the late Merle Haggard with this country tune Rare Country Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley just saluted the late Merle Haggard with this country tune Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:34am, March 30
Gwen Stefani is absolutely smitten when she surprises Blake Shelton backstage on “The Voice” Rare Country Gwen Stefani is absolutely smitten when she surprises Blake Shelton backstage on “The Voice” Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:31am, March 29
Looks like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s two daughters are growing up Rare Country Looks like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s two daughters are growing up Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:11am, March 29
Watch these singers nail a Garth Brooks hit during an epic battle round on “The Voice” Rare Country Watch these singers nail a Garth Brooks hit during an epic battle round on “The Voice” Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:16am, March 29
This prank on Thomas Rhett’s tour made for the ultimate showstopper Rare Country This prank on Thomas Rhett’s tour made for the ultimate showstopper Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 2:57pm, March 28
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill get real about their smoking hot bodies Rare Country Tim McGraw and Faith Hill get real about their smoking hot bodies Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:38am, March 28
Sounds like Miranda Lambert and Anderson East’s relationship is getting more serious Rare Country Sounds like Miranda Lambert and Anderson East’s relationship is getting more serious Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:20am, March 28
A battle round on “The Voice” got emotional with this heart-tugging country cover Rare Country A battle round on “The Voice” got emotional with this heart-tugging country cover Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:36am, March 28
Carrie Underwood gets honored for an incredible milestone at the Grand Ole Opry Rare Country Carrie Underwood gets honored for an incredible milestone at the Grand Ole Opry Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 11:35am, March 27
Jason Aldean just spoiled his girl with the cutest daddy/daughter date Rare Country Jason Aldean just spoiled his girl with the cutest daddy/daughter date Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:04am, March 27
Luke Bryan reveals the secrets behind his most heartfelt music video yet Rare Country Luke Bryan reveals the secrets behind his most heartfelt music video yet Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 3:34pm, March 26
Fans went wild when Miranda Lambert tore through these hits at her concert Rare Country Fans went wild when Miranda Lambert tore through these hits at her concert Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:38am, March 26
Kenny Chesney marks another year of entertaining fans and enjoying life’s simple pleasures Rare Country Kenny Chesney marks another year of entertaining fans and enjoying life’s simple pleasures Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:28am, March 26
Luke Bryan opens up about the challenges of married life with Caroline Boyer Rare Country Luke Bryan opens up about the challenges of married life with Caroline Boyer Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 6:31pm, March 25
Watch a glowing Faith Hill steal hearts at the ACM Awards with this infectious love song Rare Country Watch a glowing Faith Hill steal hearts at the ACM Awards with this infectious love song Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:59am, March 24
We finally know the inspiration behind The Band Perry’s dramatic new image and sound Rare Country We finally know the inspiration behind The Band Perry’s dramatic new image and sound Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:42am, March 24
Carrie Underwood’s former backup singer captures Blake Shelton’s heart on “The Voice” Rare Country Carrie Underwood’s former backup singer captures Blake Shelton’s heart on “The Voice” Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:28am, March 24
Blake Shelton combats a Twitter troll with one simple yet effective comeback Rare Country Blake Shelton combats a Twitter troll with one simple yet effective comeback Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:47am, March 24
Willie Nelson’s heart is breaking after wildfires devastate his home state Rare Country Willie Nelson’s heart is breaking after wildfires devastate his home state Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:14am, March 24
Watch these Team Blake members bring the heat with a blistering hot duet Rare Country Watch these Team Blake members bring the heat with a blistering hot duet Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 11:38am, March 23
Keith Urban dropped everything to be with Nicole Kidman for this reason Rare Country Keith Urban dropped everything to be with Nicole Kidman for this reason Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:49am, March 23
Gwen Stefani makes a confession over one “The Voice” contestant’s hot body Rare Country Gwen Stefani makes a confession over one “The Voice” contestant’s hot body Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:19am, March 23
RaeLynn combats health troubles with the help of one special friend Rare Country RaeLynn combats health troubles with the help of one special friend Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:56am, March 22
Jason Aldean romances wife Brittany with the perfect anniversary date night Rare Country Jason Aldean romances wife Brittany with the perfect anniversary date night Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 9:00am, March 22
Blake Shelton had a hard time letting this country singer go during this battle round Rare Country Blake Shelton had a hard time letting this country singer go during this battle round Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:31am, March 21
What Blake Shelton did for this hospice patient meant everything to her Rare Country What Blake Shelton did for this hospice patient meant everything to her Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:51am, March 21
Watch Luke Bryan swap verses with a little fan on this summertime song Rare Country Watch Luke Bryan swap verses with a little fan on this summertime song Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:37am, March 21
Prepare to be blown away by “The Voice” battle round that led to a dramatic three-way steal Rare Country Prepare to be blown away by “The Voice” battle round that led to a dramatic three-way steal Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 8:33am, March 21
Step inside this country star’s stunning wedding day Rare Country Step inside this country star’s stunning wedding day Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 1:32pm, March 20
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan reminisce about the first time they met each other Rare Country Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan reminisce about the first time they met each other Melinda Lorge, Rare Contributor 10:38am, March 19