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Phyllis Stark

Phyllis Stark is a Nashville-based entertainment journalist who has been reporting extensively on country music (and loving every moment of it) for more than two decades. Formerly the Nashville Bureau Chief and senior editor for “Billboard,” she continues to write a weekly column for Billboard Country Update. As a freelance writer, her work is seen regularly in several other publications and sites. Her past experience includes stints as Executive Producer of National Content for the E.W. Scripps Co. and Nashville music correspondent and daily blogger for MSN.com.


Young singer nails “How Great Thou Art” in church, and it’s gone viral Rare Country Young singer nails “How Great Thou Art” in church, and it’s gone viral Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 8:33am, May 23
Blake Shelton gets honest about his friendship with Adam Levine Rare Country Blake Shelton gets honest about his friendship with Adam Levine Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:32pm, May 20
Carrie Underwood shares her pride for her hubby, Mike Fisher Rare Country Carrie Underwood shares her pride for her hubby, Mike Fisher Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:23pm, May 20
Tim McGraw speaks out about parenting his three precious girls Rare Country Tim McGraw speaks out about parenting his three precious girls Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:16pm, May 20
Toby Keith performs in Saudi Arabia for a male-only crowd Rare Country Toby Keith performs in Saudi Arabia for a male-only crowd Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 5:32pm, May 20
Country star sends heartbreaking message to the dad he lost Rare Country Country star sends heartbreaking message to the dad he lost Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 4:54pm, May 20
Sam Hunt and Kip Moore get their sexy on in this flashback performance Rare Country Sam Hunt and Kip Moore get their sexy on in this flashback performance Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:27am, May 17
Miley Cyrus reveals what Liam Hemsworth really thought of her new song Rare Country Miley Cyrus reveals what Liam Hemsworth really thought of her new song Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 8:17pm, May 16
The ladies of Little Big Town reminisce over Mother’s Day memories Rare Country The ladies of Little Big Town reminisce over Mother’s Day memories Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 5:02pm, May 13
These country music videos are smoking hot thanks to these real-life couples Rare Country These country music videos are smoking hot thanks to these real-life couples Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 11:42am, May 5
Take a listen to Miley Cyrus’ brother’s solo music debut Rare Country Take a listen to Miley Cyrus’ brother’s solo music debut Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 3:22pm, April 28
This dance tribute to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s hot duet is going viral Rare Country This dance tribute to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s hot duet is going viral Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 12:05pm, April 28
Find out about all the new music in the pipeline from legendary country stars Rare Country Find out about all the new music in the pipeline from legendary country stars Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 11:49am, April 27
This country star and his bride renewed their vows in true Vegas style Rare Country This country star and his bride renewed their vows in true Vegas style Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 9:33am, April 27
Country star shocks a Nashville honky-tonk with his surprise appearance and duet partners Rare Country Country star shocks a Nashville honky-tonk with his surprise appearance and duet partners Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 2:05pm, April 25
Lady A’s Hillary Scott’s daughter steals the spotlight on live TV Rare Country Lady A’s Hillary Scott’s daughter steals the spotlight on live TV Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:56am, April 25
Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris go retro with their hot, new duet Rare Country Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris go retro with their hot, new duet Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 3:24pm, March 31
“Nashville” star Charles Esten hopes fans find healing in his portrayal of grief Rare Country “Nashville” star Charles Esten hopes fans find healing in his portrayal of grief Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 1:52pm, March 31
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made magic with a string of sexy duets through the years Rare Country Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made magic with a string of sexy duets through the years Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 12:37pm, March 31
Eric Church proves why he’s a “Better Man” with this killer cover Rare Country Eric Church proves why he’s a “Better Man” with this killer cover Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 8:41am, March 31
Luke Bryan takes on the latest viral challenge and makes himself dizzy Rare Country Luke Bryan takes on the latest viral challenge and makes himself dizzy Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 8:35am, March 31
The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who’s singing along Rare Country The viral dad is back with a new country cover, and guess who’s singing along Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 8:51am, March 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes on the haters who are criticizing his NASCAR “family” Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes on the haters who are criticizing his NASCAR “family” Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 11:10am, March 29
Rory Feek shares a moving photo of the daughter he’s raising alone Rare Country Rory Feek shares a moving photo of the daughter he’s raising alone Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 9:53am, March 29
Thomas Rhett reveals his hidden obsession, and it’s not wife Lauren Rare Country Thomas Rhett reveals his hidden obsession, and it’s not wife Lauren Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 10:45am, March 28
See how this country star beautifully handled a mean Twitter troll Rare Country See how this country star beautifully handled a mean Twitter troll Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 1:26pm, March 27
Country stars share their romantic proposal stories that have our hearts melting Rare Country Country stars share their romantic proposal stories that have our hearts melting Phyllis Stark, Rare Contributor 1:42pm, March 20