Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge

Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.

Dustin Lynch; Photo by David Bradley

WATCH: Dustin Lynch Names Drops Dolly Parton, Reba & More In ‘Thinking ‘Bout You:’ Country Edition

Posted on July 29, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

In celebration of his Top 30 and climbing collaboration, “Thinking ‘Bout You” featuring Mackenzie Porter, Dustin Lynch caught up with…

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George Birge; Photo by Dustin Haney

Country Next: George Birge

Posted on July 28, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

We take pride in introducing fans to country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. Here, we chat with George Birge.

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RaeLynn, Teddy Robb, Alexandra Kay

New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

Posted on July 15, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

Songs have the ability to trigger different feelings and emotions for people, especially for those who are going through different…

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Robyn Ottolini; Photo by Claudine Baltazar

Country Next: Robyn Ottolini

Posted on July 14, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

We take pride in introducing fans to country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. Here, we chat with Robyn Ottolini.

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George Birge, Brittney Spencer, Keith Urban, Breland, Tyler Braden (1)

New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now

Posted on July 5, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

Country artists are ready to amplify stages across the country this summer. And that couldn’t be more clear as several…

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Mitchell Tenpenny

Exclusive Premiere: Mitchell Tenpenny Shares Fun Facts About ‘To Us It Did’ In New BTS Clip

Posted on June 29, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

Mitchell Tenpenny has already released the accompanying video for his current single, “To Us It Did.” And now, he’s sharing…

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Blake Shelton and David Newton; Photos Courtesy Blake Nation

Blake Shelton Surprises Blake Shelton Tribute Band, Blake Nation, at Ole Red Tishomingo

Posted on June 25, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

Blake Shelton is the longest-running coach on NBC’s The Voice. So he is no stranger to hearing talented singers cover…

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Kat&Alex; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Country Next: Kat & Alex

Posted on June 24, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

We take pride in introducing fans to country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. Here, we chat with Kat & Alex.

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Zac Brown Band; Photo by Alex Chapman

Zac Brown Band Spreads Message of Positivity with New Single, ‘Same Boat’

Posted on June 21, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

Zac Brown Band is spreading a message of positivity and unity with a brand-new song called “Same Boat.” The feel-good…

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Southerland; Photo by Emma Kate Golden

Country Next: Southerland

Posted on June 17, 2021

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Melinda Lorge

We take pride in introducing fans to country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. Here, we chat with Southerland.

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