Senior Content Editor

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. 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.

A legendary rock star’s daughter takes a stab at country music A legendary rock star’s daughter takes a stab at country music , Senior Content Editor 2:11pm, June 25
Rising country singer’s new car flattened in freak accident Rising country singer’s new car flattened in freak accident , Senior Content Editor 2:07pm, June 25
Kid Rock mourns the loss of a dear friend Kid Rock mourns the loss of a dear friend , Senior Content Editor 9:07am, June 23
Watch what happens when a fan takes the mic from this country outlaw Watch what happens when a fan takes the mic from this country outlaw , Senior Content Editor 10:38am, June 22
This country star just rocked one crazy disguise for one cool reason This country star just rocked one crazy disguise for one cool reason , Senior Content Editor 8:54am, June 21
Lauren Alaina says sharing her most personal secrets is helping her young fans Lauren Alaina says sharing her most personal secrets is helping her young fans , Senior Content Editor 10:15am, June 19
Carrie Underwood shares a heart-melting Father’s Day photo that has us weak in the knees Carrie Underwood shares a heart-melting Father’s Day photo that has us weak in the knees , Senior Content Editor 7:28pm, June 18
On Father’s Day, Garth Brooks shares the best advice he’s gotten, and given On Father’s Day, Garth Brooks shares the best advice he’s gotten, and given , Senior Content Editor 10:22am, June 18
This country star’s dad inspired her lifelong love of music This country star’s dad inspired her lifelong love of music , Senior Content Editor 12:14am, June 17
Lauren Alaina reluctantly airs her family’s “dirty laundry” in new single Lauren Alaina reluctantly airs her family’s “dirty laundry” in new single , Senior Content Editor 1:20pm, June 16
This country star tells us how his Father’s Day is going to be different This country star tells us how his Father’s Day is going to be different , Senior Content Editor 10:37am, June 16
Father’s Day is just the start of the party for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman Father’s Day is just the start of the party for Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman , Senior Content Editor 9:20am, June 16
This country star put on a wig, cowboy hat, sunglasses and a Martina McBride T-shirt to pull a fast one on some fans This country star put on a wig, cowboy hat, sunglasses and a Martina McBride T-shirt to pull a fast one on some fans , Senior Content Editor 9:12am, June 14
Watch a dressed-down Reba McEntire nail the national anthem Watch a dressed-down Reba McEntire nail the national anthem , Senior Content Editor 1:39pm, June 13
Thomas Rhett opens up about big life changes as a new daddy Thomas Rhett opens up about big life changes as a new daddy , Senior Content Editor 2:18pm, June 12
The youngest “The Voice” winner ever proves she’s an old pro at songwriting The youngest “The Voice” winner ever proves she’s an old pro at songwriting , Senior Content Editor 10:03am, June 12
Kellie Pickler dishes on her new song, and working with Faith Hill Kellie Pickler dishes on her new song, and working with Faith Hill , Senior Content Editor 2:00pm, June 11
This country star’s talented kid is following in her mom’s footsteps This country star’s talented kid is following in her mom’s footsteps , Senior Content Editor 6:54pm, June 10
This country star explains how he overcame his vocal issues This country star explains how he overcame his vocal issues , Senior Content Editor 9:58am, June 10
Country firecracker Lauren Alaina gets emotional about reaching her goals Country firecracker Lauren Alaina gets emotional about reaching her goals , Senior Content Editor 1:52pm, June 9
This country superstar is “scared to death” of the national anthem This country superstar is “scared to death” of the national anthem , Senior Content Editor 12:55pm, June 9
This romantic new tune is becoming country music’s go-to wedding song This romantic new tune is becoming country music’s go-to wedding song , Senior Content Editor 10:27am, June 9
Lady Antebellum and a legendary band get the CMT Music Awards crowd on its feet Lady Antebellum and a legendary band get the CMT Music Awards crowd on its feet , Senior Content Editor 9:50am, June 8
Ashton Kutcher pokes fun at Blake Shelton during CMT Music Awards Ashton Kutcher pokes fun at Blake Shelton during CMT Music Awards , Senior Content Editor 10:26pm, June 7
Miranda Lambert says a fight with her father put things in perspective Miranda Lambert says a fight with her father put things in perspective , Senior Content Editor 1:57pm, June 7
Flashback to the time this sexy Southern siren stole the show with this music video Flashback to the time this sexy Southern siren stole the show with this music video , Senior Content Editor 12:13pm, June 6
This rising country star is going to be a daddy This rising country star is going to be a daddy , Senior Content Editor 8:56am, June 5
This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation This new country star took over Eric Church’s show at his invitation , Senior Content Editor 5:56pm, June 4
“Nashville” star Charles Esten hints at happier storyline to come “Nashville” star Charles Esten hints at happier storyline to come , Senior Content Editor 4:52pm, June 1
This Toby Keith megahit was nearly Blake Shelton’s first single This Toby Keith megahit was nearly Blake Shelton’s first single , Senior Content Editor 3:38pm, May 31