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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.


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