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.

Garth Brooks just took his signature singalong to a whole new level during this benefit show Garth Brooks just took his signature singalong to a whole new level during this benefit show , Rare Contributor 2:16pm, January 11
Jana Kramer puts this sparkly ring on full display in the name of love Jana Kramer puts this sparkly ring on full display in the name of love , Rare Contributor 9:00am, January 11
Travis Tritt goes on a Twitter rant about stars’ political speeches at the Golden Globe Awards Travis Tritt goes on a Twitter rant about stars’ political speeches at the Golden Globe Awards , Rare Contributor 10:24am, January 10
A country star just penned the most touching message to her hubby on their wedding anniversary A country star just penned the most touching message to her hubby on their wedding anniversary , Rare Contributor 9:33am, January 9
Twitter lost it after Keith Urban got asked this question on the Golden Globes red carpet Twitter lost it after Keith Urban got asked this question on the Golden Globes red carpet , Rare Contributor 9:23am, January 9
Looks like Miranda Lambert is taking on a big project in this little town Looks like Miranda Lambert is taking on a big project in this little town , Rare Contributor 6:35pm, January 8
See Hunter Hayes perform this catchy new song on daytime television for the first time See Hunter Hayes perform this catchy new song on daytime television for the first time , Rare Contributor 5:56pm, January 8
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s love life is hot and heavy thanks to this sneaky trick Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman’s love life is hot and heavy thanks to this sneaky trick , Rare Contributor 9:29am, January 6
A former Team Blake “The Voice” contestant is hurting over his father’s illness A former Team Blake “The Voice” contestant is hurting over his father’s illness , Rare Contributor 9:48am, January 5
Take a look at this newly engaged country star’s gorgeous home makeover Take a look at this newly engaged country star’s gorgeous home makeover , Rare Contributor 3:51pm, January 4
Tim McGraw tips his hat to 2016 with this touching video Tim McGraw tips his hat to 2016 with this touching video , Rare Contributor 2:47pm, January 3
Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman speaks out about her love for Nashville Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman speaks out about her love for Nashville , Rare Contributor 10:08am, January 3
Miranda Lambert rings in the New Year with not one but two adorable date nights Miranda Lambert rings in the New Year with not one but two adorable date nights , Rare Contributor 10:01am, January 3
Blake Shelton caps off 2016 with a loving ode and a passionate kiss from Gwen Stefani Blake Shelton caps off 2016 with a loving ode and a passionate kiss from Gwen Stefani , Rare Contributor 9:45am, January 3
Kelly Clarkson’s end-of-the-year performance will make you shed tears Kelly Clarkson’s end-of-the-year performance will make you shed tears , Rare Contributor 9:29am, January 3
Sounds like Sam Hunt is officially off the market Sounds like Sam Hunt is officially off the market , Rare Contributor 3:44pm, January 2
Sam Hunt surprises fans on New Year’s Eve by releasing this vulnerable song Sam Hunt surprises fans on New Year’s Eve by releasing this vulnerable song , Rare Contributor 10:54pm, January 1
Kid Rock’s naysayers just created a petition to ban him from performing in this city Kid Rock’s naysayers just created a petition to ban him from performing in this city , Rare Contributor 10:30pm, January 1
Watch Randy Travis usher in the holidays with this upbeat performance Watch Randy Travis usher in the holidays with this upbeat performance , Rare Contributor 3:51pm, December 22
Watch as this country singer gets down and dirty during this naughty performance Watch as this country singer gets down and dirty during this naughty performance , Rare Contributor 10:08am, December 22
Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines has some strong words about the Beyoncé backlash Dixie Chicks frontwoman Natalie Maines has some strong words about the Beyoncé backlash , Rare Contributor 3:20pm, November 4
What Luke Bryan does after inviting a little girl onstage is our favorite Farm Tour moment so far What Luke Bryan does after inviting a little girl onstage is our favorite Farm Tour moment so far , Rare Contributor 8:57pm, October 16
Watch as a smoking Carrie Underwood scolds a cheater in this hot new video Watch as a smoking Carrie Underwood scolds a cheater in this hot new video , Rare Contributor 9:39am, October 13
Blake Shelton loses his mind over two of his top “The Voice” contestants’ battle round Blake Shelton loses his mind over two of his top “The Voice” contestants’ battle round , Rare Contributor 8:30am, October 11
Look back at the moments that made us fall in love with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Look back at the moments that made us fall in love with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill , Rare Contributor 10:55am, October 6
Hear the story behind Dolly Parton’s “gift that keeps on giving” Hear the story behind Dolly Parton’s “gift that keeps on giving” , Rare Contributor 9:30am, September 25
Here’s why the “biggest music video in country music history” almost never happened Here’s why the “biggest music video in country music history” almost never happened , Rare Contributor 10:00am, September 17
Listen to George Strait cover Alan Jackson’s poignant 9/11 anthem Listen to George Strait cover Alan Jackson’s poignant 9/11 anthem , Rare Contributor 10:13am, September 11
Take a moment to drool over these sexy shots of a shirtless Sam Hunt Take a moment to drool over these sexy shots of a shirtless Sam Hunt , Rare Contributor 8:44pm, September 2
Shania Twain is strikingly gorgeous in these steamy outfits Shania Twain is strikingly gorgeous in these steamy outfits , Rare Contributor 8:40am, August 28